This fondant fancy beaded box kit is here by popular demand. A lot of people have been enjoying the beaded box pattern, but it uses some different bead sizes. So, I decided to put a kit together to save you from shopping around. If you just want the pattern on its own, you can find it here and then I also sell all the beads you will need individually.
This Fondant Fancy beaded box kit contains the following:
- Delicas in size 11 – please choose your fondant fancy colour
- Size 10 and size 15 delicas for the case
I have not included thread as most people already have plenty. Also, thread can be a personal choice.
You will need a thread that gives you good tension. My preference is Fireline. But this is not the best choice for everyone. So, feel free to use whatever works for you.
Please note, the fondant fancy beaded box kit is available in two varieties. You can just get the beads if you already have a pattern. Or, if you want everything, choose the ‘beads and pattern’ option.
You will be using circular and tubular Peyote stitch to make your Fondant Fancy cake. The embellishment uses a simple technique which I explain fully in the pattern.
For the cake wrapper, you will learn a special version of Peyote to create the effect of the crinkled paper. It’s time-consuming, but great fun to make.
This project is suitable for anyone who feels confident in Peyote stitch. There are some fiddly bits, so this isn’t for a novice beader. Although, having said that, I do explain everything very clearly and include lots of photos and diagrams. So, if you are happy following instructions and want to stretch your skills, then give it a go.
About the Fondant Fancy beaded box kit
The finished Fondant fancy measures just over 2″ (5cm) wide and about 2.5″ (6cm) high. So, the storage capacity in the box is fairly generous for a beaded box. You could fill it with sweets or other little treasures.
If you have never tried Fondant Fancies, let me explain… They bring back happy childhood memories for me. Sold by the Mr Kipling company, they were labelled ‘French Fancies’. I believe this name is still copyrighted by Mr Kipling. It gives a nod to the French origins of this cake. It is a little sponge, topped with a fondant or cream and then covered in icing and decorated.
French Fancies came in three colours: pink, yellow and brown. Each had a slight hint of flavour: strawberry, lemon and chocolate respectively. I think my beaded version is actually just a tiny bit larger than the real cake. So, enjoy!