Friday, August 04, 2006

Weddings and Cake

quilled wedding cake free quilling pattern
Ah, you cannot think of a wedding without thinking of the beautiful wedding cake. I know that I loved my wedding cake, but I must admit that my sister had one of the most beautiful wedding cakes I have ever seen. Her florist decorated the cake with the most beautiful purple roses! It was awesome.

I have a few wedding related themes going on in my head lately, and I thought that I would share with you a quick little pattern for a 3-tier wedding cake. First let me share with you that I love adding quilling to something. In this case I created the 3-tiered wedding cake out of cardstock and added my quilled flowers on top:

This is an intermediate to advanced quilling and uses some quilling styles I have not provided instructions for - I apologize in advance for that. I promise that I will add those instructions over the next few weeks.

I used 1/8" (.3cm) quilling paper for all of these flowers. I hand fringed the flowers too - a bit difficult because of how narrow the strips are, but they make for very full flowers! Click here for instructions for Fringed Flowers

Top Tier
  • 3 Fringed flowers - 3" (7.6 cm)

Middle Tier
  • 2 S-scrolls - 3" (7.6 cm)
  • 1 Fringed flower - 3" (7.6 cm)

Bottom Tier
  • 2 Open Coils with a tail - 3" (7.6 cm)
  • 2 Alternate side looped flowers - 6" (15.24 cm)
  • 2 V-scrolls - 4" (10.1 cm)

A V-scroll is like the heart scroll except you roll the ends away from each other

I showed the same quilled pieces on 2 different colour cardstock. I often play with my pieces this way before I glue them down. :-)

Hope you try this and please send me a note with a picture and let me know how you did!


Again, I apologize because I have used fringed flowers and alternate side looping but I have not provided instructions on those yet. I promise, more instructions to come!

Copyright Antonella DeFalco


Chandni said...

hello antonella,
was looking up quilling on wikipedia and came across your work on it. Also this wedding cake idea is brilliant. however,in india, we a cake is not an integral part of the wedding ceremony.
your flowers are SO neat!
i regularly go through your blog to learn from you.thankyou sooo much!
love chandni :D

Chandni said...

hello antonella!
the wedding cake decoration idea is brilliant..but in India weddings cakes are not an integral part of the celebrations!
anyway ur flowers are lovely, do u use a fringer?i cut mine with a scissor which is quite tough..
lovely work as usual!
take care
ps: oh i was lookin thru wikipedia 4 quilling and came across ur work..its explained very well there for beginners!

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Nady said...

Hello Antonella!
I am so glad I found your web site. Some months ago I was trying to find information on quilling, and I could not find anything. Already, the information you provided gave me new inspiration.
I first found out about quilling last year, when I brought my mother to a scrapbooking store. I though it was perfect for me. For such a long time I wanted to find something to express my creativity, but most of the things I could thing seemed to be too difficult or required expensive material.
With quilling, I thought, I could do something pretty right away, for minimal investement, and if I kept at it, I could improve and do more difficult pieces.
The problem is, I could not find much information or any one who knew about this craft. Even the store where I bought my first kit stop selling them.
On the internet, the only thing that I found were the Lake Craft city Co. the same that create the kits that I have. Althought I found there patterns lovely, I wanted to see something else, other style.
I hope you will continue with your blog. Your patterns are lovely.
I do have a question for you. The pattern that I am currently doing requires that I fringe my paper. On impulse, I bought a fringer. However, the fringer works only for paper 1/4" of an inch and up. The paper I am using is 1/8". I don't how I could fringe the paper with sissor, it is so small. any tips or trick? Is there any tools that fringe smaller width of paper.
I regret buying the fringer, since I don't have any pattern that requires 1/4" paper, Should I sell it? Do you use it yourself?

Chandni said...

nice idea!

Antonella said...


Thank you for your comments. I would have emailed you directly, but I cannot find your email. Sorry...

About your question - I do not have a fringer, and as far as I have been able to find out, there aren't any fringers that will do the 1/8" paper. I hand fringe my pieces, and yes, it is difficult for the 1/8" but I really like the look. Sometimes I will use one of those small binder clips that you can get in an office supply store to hold my paper. This helps me with holding the paper. Then I just cut the small cuts in the paper. One other trick I found with fringed flowers is that you don't have to use long strips. Often a small 4 - 6" strip makes a really pretty flower.

I will work up a post with pictures.

Antonella :-)

Antonella said...


Thank you for your comments. I have only been to one traditional Indian wedding when I was in college. What are some of the items that are traditional for an Indian Wedding?

Antonella :-)


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