I made my beaded birthday cake box as a gift for my Mum. It wasn’t a ‘special’ birthday. But she is very special to me. So, I guess that makes any birthday a ‘special’ one!
Who will get your beaded birthday cake box?
What your kit contains
You will get all the size 10 Delicas you need for this beaded box. It turned out at roughly 3″ (8cm) wide at the base and about 3″ (8cm) high.
Plus the size 15 seed beads for the label. Your kit does not include thread. I know most beaders have plenty and have their own favourite brand. So, I encourage you to use your favourite thread – the one that allows you to get the best tension. If you do need to purchase some new thread, then I have three brands on offer here>>
Please choose whether you want the version with the pattern, or just the beads on their own. You can buy the pattern separately right here if you want to use your own beads.
I haven’t given a list of colour options, but you will probably notice that the kit is always available on back order. This is because I put each kit together just for you. So, if you want different colouring to that shown, I can do that! Please just include a note with your order (or email me) to let me know what colouring you would like. I can change any or all of it for you!
This project is worked entirely in Peyote stitch. You will be using the circular and tubular forms of the technique. So, you should be very comfortable with those before you attempt this pattern.
As my beaded boxes go, this design is probably intermediate level. So, there are a few tricky little corners. But the Peyote variation is pretty straightforward.
About the Beaded Birthday Cake Box
Well, those of you who are familiar with my work will know this isn’t the first beaded birthday cake I’ve made. In fact, back in 2010, I wrote a whole book with beaded cakes for different occasions. (Check it out here).
It turns out that many of you, like me, wanted to preserve special memories with your beads. So, those miniature cakes were perfect for doing just that. I’ve made replica wedding cakes for friends, birthday cakes for family and more!
So, if you follow my beading journey, you will know that I love working in three-dimensions. I started designing beaded boxes even before I made all the cakes. And I have recently come back to that beaded box obsession.
So it was only a matter of time before I put the two ideas together. After all, if you’re giving someone a birthday cake to celebrate a significant birthday, you should at least fill it with a gift, right? Absolutely, so this is the project you need!
You can recolour the icing and ribbon to suit the person who will receive your beaded birthday cake. You could even leave out the design around the cake – or alter it – if you feel flowers aren’t appropriate.
Although, I’m working on a design for men, so never fear…!