I know that I had a link at one time for a tutorial on making one of these (the tutorial was a square maybe?) but now I can't find it...argh! Does anyone have this link or tell me how to make one of these? I am a visual type learner so the tutorial would be fantastic. I have done a google search and came up with zilch. TIA...
oopsie...here's a link to what I am trying to make...
the tutorial is on earlene's site. Just google earlene moore.
All I could find was the instruction sheet on this for $$$...I will check again...
must be a dunce...I can't find the tutorial
You found it. It's the one for sale.
Well, I've never made that but it appears to be satin fabric with some batting underneath it. If I were going to make it, here's what I would try. (You could probably try a practice one with a piece of cardboard and scrap satin).
Get a board (what are people using for the cakes, masonite?). Cut a long piece of satin fabric, probably 2-2.5 times the circumfrence. Cut a piece of batting the circumfrence. Hot glue or staple the batting to the edge of the board, go up and over the edge toward the center (I would not put it on the bottom for stability sake) Put running stitches on the two long ends of the satin (you can google to find how to do that). Hot glue one long edge of the fabric to the top of the board after pulling the thread to make the gathers, (completely cover the satin) then do the same on the bottom. You might be able to just make the pleats as you glue each section down instead. Then make another circle of the fabric to cover over the raw edges (yes, the cake will cover it, but I would want it to look 'finished' even after the cake is removed, I'm just like that; probably not necessary though.)
Sorry I don't know where to get a free tutorial. Good luck!
I believer Earlene's has elastic in it so you can take it off and wash it or change the cover on the board.
I actually made one its not as good as Earlenes but it looks Ok
what id did was i got a styrofoam wreath largest one i could find then i got a piece of satin first time i tried to use it i just set the cake down on top of it omgosh the cake started sliding 10min after i set it up , so now im going to take a 10in cake pan turn it upside down and stuff the cloth around it then set the cake on it looks pretty good the more you gather it the more it looks like Earlenes,
Whoopie! I found it...
Barbaranne, your idea/instruction was right on! I printed them out along with the tutorial...thanks so much for taking the time. I am NOT a fabric and sewing person!
I am having a Christmas day open house for my son's graduation from college and I want to have something different for his cake stand. He won't care, but I do, lol