fairy cakes - part two

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Once you have made your fairy cakes, they are ready to be iced and decorated. What will you choose? Chocolate sprinkles, jelly tots, hundreds and thousands, or a yummy chocolate button?

the icing

Yarn and Hook Size

 

The icing is made with DK yarn. I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn - Cream for the white icing, Candyfloss for the pink. I used a 3.25 mm hook.

Stitches

 

The pattern is written in US terms. The abbreviations are as follows:

 

CH – chain;
SL ST – slip stitch;
SC - single crochet;
INC - 2 SC in the same stitch;

DC - double crochet;

DC INC - 2 DC in the same stitch

The pattern uses a magic circle. The icing is worked in continuous rounds. (I join the first row with a SL ST and CH 1, and then crochet the rest in continuous rounds.)

I've put three ways to do the icing here, depending on how many drops of icing you want trickling down the cake, and whether you want your drops to drip evenly or more randomly around the cake. If you are making several cakes, you might want to make some of each type.

Five Drops of Icing

 

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    INC around (12)
Row 3:    [SC, INC] around (18)

Row 4:    [2 SC, INC] around (24)

Row 5:    [SC, INC, SC, 2 SL ST] four times, 2 INC, 2 SL ST (30)

Row 6:    [2 DC, DC INC, DC, 2 SL ST] around (35)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and finish with an invisible join.

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Six Drops of Icing

 

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    INC around (12)
Row 3:    [SC, INC] around (18)

Row 4:    [2 SC, INC] around (24)

Row 5:    [2 SL ST, SC, INC] around (30)

Row 6:    [2 SC, DC, DC INC, DC] around (36)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and finish with an invisible join.

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Random Drops of Icing

This makes five drops of icing, in different sizes. You can of course mix up the stitches and make endless different random designs.

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    INC around (12)
Row 3:    [SC, INC] around (18)

Row 4:    [2 SC, INC] around (24)

Row 5:    SL ST, 2 SC, 3 SL ST, SC, INC, SC, SL ST, SC, 2 INC, SC, 3 SL ST, SC, INC, 2 SL ST, SC, 2 INC (30)

Row 6:    SC, DC, DC INC, 4 SC, DC, DC INC, 3 SC, 2 DC, DC INC, DC, 5 SC, DC, DC INC, 3SC, DC, DC INC, DC, SC (35)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and finish with an invisible join.

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the decorations

Jelly Tot


In Sunshine, with a 3.25 mm hook.

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    [SC, INC] around (9)

Row 3:    SC around (9)

Pull through and leave a bit of a tail to attach to the icing.

Chocolate Button


In Dark Brown, with a 3.25 mm hook.

Start with a magic circle.
Row 1:    6 SC into magic circle (6)
Row 2:    INC around (12)
Row 3:    SC around (12)

Pull through and leave a bit of a tail to attach to the icing.

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Sprinkles


The sprinkles are just lots of little stitches sewn onto the icing with a tapestry needle. I used different bright colours of embroidery floss for the hundreds and thousands, For the chocolate sprinkles I separated out two strands of the same dark brown DK yarn I used for the chocolate button to get a thread with the right thickness. 

crochet fairy cakes icing sprinkles jelly tots 'free pattern' amigurumi pattern free diy handmade toy little cute ravelry pinterest fat cat crochet
crochet fairy cakes icing sprinkles jelly tots 'free pattern' amigurumi pattern free diy handmade toy little cute ravelry pinterest fat cat crochet

Assembly


I found it easier to sew the decorations to the icing before sewing the icing to the cakes. Both the jelly tot and the chocolate button attach to row 2.

When sewing the icing into the cake, I sewed the SCs and SL STs into row 6, and the DCs into row 7, to create the effect of the icing drizzling over the cakes.

crochet fairy cakes icing sprinkles jelly tots 'free pattern' amigurumi pattern free diy handmade toy little cute ravelry pinterest fat cat crochet
crochet fairy cakes icing sprinkles jelly tots 'free pattern' amigurumi pattern free diy handmade toy little cute ravelry pinterest fat cat crochet

I'd love to see any fairy cakes you make. Just tag me on Instagram @fat_cat_crochet, try the pin on Pinterest or create a project on Ravelry.

 

You are welcome to sell any cakes you make from this pattern but please credit me as the designer, and link back here if selling online. Please do not copy or sell the pattern itself.

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