Sewing Basket

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decoration Time: 2 days

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  • 8” round lemon cake


  • 1.5Kg

Cake Card and Drums

  • 12” sqaure cake drum
  • 2x 8” round cake card


  • 1.5 Kg White
  • 800g White – Karen Davies, which is good for moulds
  • 500g Pink
  • 250g Lilac
  • 50g Green

Paints and Dusts

  • Airbrush colours:
    • Yellow
    • Horse chestnut
  • Dusts:
    • Rainbow Dusts:
      • Sunset yellow
      • Poppy red
      • Lemon tart
      • Metallic gold sands
      • Satin silver
    • Sunflower Sugarart
      • Passion pink
    • Squires Kitchen:
      • Bridal satin damask rose
      • Metallic lustre bronze
      • Bridal satin mirto
      • Lilac
      • Vine green
      • Leaf green
    • Colour Splash
      • Pearl shower
      • Silver sparkle


  • Pink floral (15mm width)


  • 11cm half ball (for the wool)
  • Royal icing



  • Palette Knife
  • Serrated Knife
  • Sharp Cutting Knife
  • Side Scraper


Piping Nozzle

  • No. 1
  • No. 3


  • No. 6
  • No. 2


  • Zip – Kay Sue Design
  • Button – Katy Sue Design
  • Key and key lock – FPC
  • Scissors – Cake Stuff
  • Pearl – Karen Davies
  • Brooch x 2 – Karen Davies
  • Basket weave mould – Karen Davies
  • Rope – Karen Davies
  • Baroque – Sunflower Sugarart


Cakey Tools

  • Airbrush
  • Rolling Pin
  • PME modelling tools
  • Lace trim cutter – FFM
  • Extruder
  • Floral impression mat – Autumn Carpenter
  • Round cutter set


Learn how to make a sewing basket cake...

In this fun-filled online cake tutorial, Paul Bradford shows you how to make a sewing basket cake!

Perfect for fans of knitting, sewing and other crafts. This beautiful patterned design will help you improve your cake decorating skills in numerous ways.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to...

  • Create intricate patterns
  • Cover awkward shapes
  • Airbrush a blend of colours
  • Use simple techniques to create a cotton reel effect
  • And much, much more

The sewing basket cake is also great for playing with and creating your own interpretations...

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake blogs.


Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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