Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday's Wanderings #38 - Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!!


It's my birthday this week and I thought I would make myself the cake of my dreams!
I do LOVE cake. 
I have a couple of friends that are as crazy about cake as I am. 
When the topic of cake comes up,  all of our eyes light up as if we won the lottery.

I quilted the background with a stitch I learned from my friend Christine.  I loved this stitch and even though it has been years since the first time I saw it, this is the first time I used it.  It reminds me of confetti and that's why I thought it was perfect for the birthday block.


I used a bunch of different embellishing on the different layers. 
I decorated the bottom layer with "pearls" hanging from triangle jewels.


I separated the layers with a piece of pearl trim.

The middle layer was embellished with star sequins and beads.  I really like using a polka dot fabric.  They're lots of fun to use as the basis for embellishments.

I beaded the top layer with a variety of beads. 

You may be wondering why there are 2 candles on the top of the cake. 

 There is a very simple reason.  It's because a very special person shares this birthday with me. 
It's my husband!  An amazing coincidence.
He tells people that he had to search high and low to find someone to marry with the same birth date.

To finish the creation of the cake of my dreams, I must choose the flavors of the 3 different layers.  I have seen this on those dream wedding TV shows, so why can't I have a cake with 3 different flavors?
#1 - Vanilla cake with coconut frosting
#2 - Hazelnut cake with milk chocolate frosting
#3 -  Chocolate cake with mocha filling

(I hope one of my DILs reads this.  They are both terrific bakers.  HINT.  HINT.)

And here's The Giveaway:
I want someone to celebrate my birthday with me.  I have made a second birthday block that is finished like a mini quilt.  Leave a comment and become a follower of my blog to be eligible to win it. The best birthday present would be for me to get to 300 members. (A girl can dream.) If you're a blogger, please share the love and feel free to post my giveaway on your blog - pretty please.
 I will pick a name and reveal it on my next Wednesday's Wanderings. 
 YOU NEED TO COME BACK NEXT WEDNESDAY TO SEE IF YOU HAVE WON.
(I will name the winner at the end of next week's WW.)



51 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to a special friends (hubby included).....I hope I have a chance to share a piece of your birthday cake with you. hv

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  2. Happy birthday, Cheryl! Your block is great and I love your flavor choices...mmmm!

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  3. Happy Birthday to you and hubby. I would wish you much joy except you are the most joyful person I know! :-) Carrie

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  4. Happy Birthday, it is my birthday this week too!

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday! June

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  6. Happy Birthday to you and your husband! May the year ahead be a happy and healthy one for you both!! I happily follow your blog!

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  7. Happy Birthday to you and Don!

    Norma

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  8. Happy Birthday Cheryl. Beautiful quilt. Love your embellishments!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. Happy Birthday! And Happy Birthday to your husband too! Your cake quilt is such a very cute idea--love your embellishments--will have to try to remember that confetti stitch. And no calories make it almost perfect (I still need chocolate and sugar). Hope you have a great birthday week and that both your DIL make cakes! :)

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  10. I completely agree.
    Or if not a multi-flavor cake, then three separate cakes.
    love your quilted cake

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  11. if not one cake, then three cakes!
    happy birthday, love the quilted cake

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  12. Happy Birthday to you and your hubby, too! I love the quilt. So festive
    and all the little beads and "bling" are just too cute.

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  13. Happy birthday to you both. Our anniversary is this week, also, and bet this would make a lovely celebration item for us. Quilt is so cute and love all the embellishments.

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  14. Congratulations to you and your very wonderful husband!

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  15. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful design. It is something that my granddaughters would love. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  16. Happy birthday! Many happy returns!

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  17. Birthday twins! How cool! Happy Birthday to both of you!

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  18. Ohhh, another Virgo! My birthday is Sunday and if I don't win yours I might have to make me a cake quilt too. Love the whole idea. Harriet

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  19. Love your creative cake, Cheryl! Happy birthday to you both! I also have a birthday this month. Winning your cake would be a great birthday present!

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  20. I am a Virgo, too! I would love to share your birthday cake. My birthday was last week and I am having more fun than many previous birthdays. Enjoy all the years you are given. Hugs, Gladys Schulz

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  21. Hope you both have wonderful birthdays and a yummy cake too!

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  22. How fun to share a birthday! Happy birthday to you both!

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  23. Cute! I do hope you get a wonderful edible cake. But it will be hard to top this one! I would love to eat/keep your mini cake giveaway!!!

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  24. I love your little birthday mini! I became a follower, hope you get your 300 soon.
    Have a wonderful birthday with your hubby.

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  25. Happy Birthday Cheryl & Don! We love the mountains and the lake also, hate to go home. Getting lots of sewing done here. Kathleen

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  26. Happy birthday!! You have made the perfect cake - beautiful and calorie-free!!! Thanks for sharing your cake with us. Enjoy your day! (P.S. I'm already a follower)
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  27. Happy Birthday to you both! I'll be hubby never forgets to celebrate your birthday, but it must be hard as heck to pull off a surprise party! :)

    Your block, as always, is cute as can be! I love how you make it a "crazy" quilt kind of block, but it's not quite as ummm....crazy?....as a real crazy quilt. They can turn into kind of a hodge-podge if not done right, but you always put just the right touches & bling to make it sparkle & be interesting but not overdone.

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to own a piece of your art!

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  28. Happy Birthday to both you and your hubby! I love your little cake, but I have a question to ask. Since it's both of your birthdays, who gets to choose what kind of cake you get??? lol

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  29. Happy Birthday. I will be 65 on sept. 13th. My daughter will be 31 on the 11th.
    What a wonderful month for a birthday.
    My love of quilting came from my mother and sister.
    i have my mother's first quilt.
    My sister enters her quilts in local quilt shows. and usually wins for a catagorie.
    I made my grandson his baby quilt.
    Your book has the most beautiful qults i have ever seen.
    I want to give on of them a try.
    thanks for designing them.

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  30. Happy Birthday!! (Mine's on the 21st) New Follower!!

    Love your little cake, hope someone else is reading...

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  31. Happy Birthday to you both!
    I hope you had a great day and that lots of cake was involved!!

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  32. Happy Birthday, what a beautiful cake!

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  33. Happy Birthday! I would have a difficult time choosing which flavor cake too -- where we differ is that I would ask for THREE cakes. I figured that if I'm hinting, might as well ask big.

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  34. Happy Birthday to you and your husband; what a neat thing to share!
    Thanks for the giveaway-
    Deb
    dr392809@gmail.com

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  35. Happy Birthday, I am new follower #251

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  36. Happiest of birthdays! Your block is very charming. Thanks for the chance.:)

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  37. Happy Birthday! What a fantastic idea. I now have ideas for each of my families' birthdays. I needed to be cheered up today. We lost one of our beloved children at the World Trade Center 11 years ago. He would have thought having this kind of cake was a hoot and certainly healthier for his family.

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  38. Happy special day to you, and your hubby.. What a double blessing to know someone is just as special as you are on that special date.. Happy quilting!! Confetti all around!

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  39. Happy birthday, Cheryl! I hope your day has been fantastic from the moment you opened your eyes this morning.

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  40. Happy Birthday to you and your husband! I love this kind of cake, zero calories!

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  41. Happy Day to you!
    This would be too adorable as the front of a quilted fabric card!
    Can't wait to see more!

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  42. Happy birthday. Nice coincidence that you and your husband share the same birthday. You have an excuse for a tiered cake every year. Love the mini quilt you made here. It would be fun to have it as a wall hanging behind the birthday table every year.
    I am intrigued by the confetti stitch... must investigate!

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  43. Happy Birthday to you!

    if nothing else, you've inspired me to make a sample card of my machine's stitches. I love your confetti stitch!

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  44. Hope you & your hubby had a wonderful birthday celebration!! Love your embellished cake
    mini quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!! I am a follower.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Happy birthday this is too cute thank-you for the give away chance.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  46. I am a follower happily so.Thanks.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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