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Strawberries & Cream

March 10th, 2009

My second attempt at the Sweet Slice cake was a little naked, so I decided to make a fabric “blue plate special” plate… and then some strawberries.  All I needed were some dollops of whipped cream.
Strawberries & Cream

Of course, I always find myself chanting, “I just need some whipped cream”.
Strawberries & Cream

I scoured blogland and flickr for tutorials on how to make whipped cream out of wool felt. I found a few, but they required sewing teeny tiny stitches on pee wee pieces of felt.  I have teeny tiny pee wee patience for that.
Strawberries & Cream

I was looking for something quick and simple - and for a way to use some of my pearl beads (my latest obsession).
Strawberries & Cream

So I came up with my own version.  After many prototype go-arounds with scissors, pencil and felt… I went to my trusty ruler rack and found just the ticket.  Darlene Zimmerman’s HEXAGON ruler by EZ Quilting by Wrights.  Maybe I’m not the only one who’s inner voice (or voices) keeps chanting, “I just need some whipped cream”?  Super easy, super fast, super not fussy.

1.  Ruler, wool felt.
2.  Cut into hexagon of desired size.
3.  Snip from points to about ⅓ of the way from the center to make little “pies”.  Just eyeball.  Inconsistency adds character.
4.  Trim each pie as shown.
5.  Result is one of those ninja flying disc looking things.  But not as sharp.  Or as deadly.
Whipped Cream

6. With matching thread (I used red for visual effect), pull a stitch through the sharp corner of each “pie”. Continue.
7. End where you started, and through the other side.
8. Tug/gather. Gently.  You now have a dollop.  Sort of.
Whipped Cream

9. Make a few tacking stitches.
10. Make a knot on the bottom of your dollop, but do not cut your thread.
11. Enter off center. Add pearl bead. Exit off center. Knot off on the bottom.
Whipped Cream

Sew/tack into place on what ever you’re going to dollop with whipped cream.
Strawberries & Cream

And now I must think about tonight’s dinner… and I think I know just what to have - and where to get it at!

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100 Responses

  1. The fabulous Jennifer from NY allegedly said:

    That is TOO good! Whipped cream dollops? On the cutest piece of cake/strawberries/plate? I am overwhelmed by cuteness!

  2. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    You are always making me hungry. How Clever..

  3. The fabulous Adam allegedly said:

    Oh, wow, that’s adorable.

  4. The fabulous suesue allegedly said:

    absolutely perfect dollops!!

  5. The fabulous Dorrie allegedly said:

    You are the most clever person in all of blogland! I’m going to have to remember the dollop technique. . .and I already have the ruler. Happy day to you!

  6. The fabulous amy (sew~amy) allegedly said:

    oh yummy, this makes me hungry. it is beautiful.

  7. The fabulous v and co allegedly said:

    OMH! THAT IS BEAUTIFUL! i am so lustful and jelous that it isn’t mine i have to go repent. thanks a lot.

  8. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    How clever are you?? Beyond cute!
    MMMM, my favorite at P&P are the sour dough pancakes.

  9. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    This is my first time commenting. I love your blog and I absolutely love this post…everything is adorable. I just purchased that ruler and it’s one of my favorites, but what a clever idea to use it the way you did!!

  10. The fabulous amy allegedly said:

    Those are PERFECT dollops of whipped cream. Technically, I guess that dollops are sloppier than your lovely creations–Rosettes? They are LOVELY and thanks so much for the tutorial!

  11. The fabulous Sharon Z allegedly said:

    Love your whipped cream! Makes me want to go make some for real and eat it!

  12. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Oh. My. Crap. You’re just amazing. That’s stunning — sooo, sooo, cute. My head hurts just thinking about what goes on under those curly locks of yours. You ROCK Ms. Zombie!!!

  13. The fabulous Carol Lewis allegedly said:

    I love your version of dollops of whipped cream! Now you’ve got me all excited about this project, guess I’m just going to have to make my own slice of cake pincushion and of course I’m going to need whipped cream. Thanks for the tutorial. Guess I’ll be going to Joann’s this week for that hexagon ruler. Like I need an excuse to go to Joann’s, well yeah, I guess I did. Fun Stuff. Love the strawberries too.

    P.S. - Don’t forget to watch Sawyer this week on Lost.

  14. The fabulous Ashley Ann allegedly said:


    I need to make something that needs whipped cream! Like a stuffed naked man. Uh, I mean uh.. something else that looks delicious with whipped cream.


  15. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    oh goodness like I don’t have enough ideas in my project file! That is the cutest slice of heaven I’ve ever seen. That whipped cream is to die for. Seriously how cute can it be. ooxx`jod

  16. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:

    what the eff?!?!
    you amaze me!!! all the time.

    and i have to get this off of my chest…
    i’m dying to see your march block for a tisket, a tasket.
    literally dying.
    maybe it’s because of the shamrocks…idk.

  17. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    Cuteness BEYOND CUTENESS !!!!! You are a creative genious!!!!!…..and now I must excuse myself to go finish off the rest of the Cool Whip ….

  18. The fabulous Mare allegedly said:

    OMG! that is TOO CUTE for words!!!! you are a genius, a GENIUS I say!!! I love it!!!!

  19. The fabulous Teah allegedly said:

    Wow what a great tutorial and inspiring entry. I’m going to buy myself a ruler and make some flowers this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible ideas with all of us. I love your blog- you are the bomb!!

  20. The fabulous Kit @ Diva Quilts allegedly said:

    that cake really is delicious looking and the whipped cream tutorial is perfect! I’ve been wanting to make a pick-me-up gift for a friend and this would be a lovely addition to the package.

    Thank you!

  21. The fabulous Loraine Jezak allegedly said:

    So incredibly yummy! I worship your crafting abilities. Thank so much for sharing. I have to make one of these slices of heaven really soon!
    I’m waiting to see your colors on A Tisket, A Tasket. Your color choices are the best in the flikr photo montage! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    I just recently discovered your blog and I am so glad I did. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  23. The fabulous Meaghan (chic cookies) allegedly said:

    so adorable! so lovely! great photography! great tutorial! thanks for sharing…

  24. The fabulous cherry allegedly said:

    That is soooooooooo cute. cherry

  25. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    I am in love with it! Those pearl beads are the perfect finishing touch for the whipped cream. Love your crafty-licious vision girlfriend!

  26. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    You’ve taken the Cake on this one! That is one amazing piece of cake and I love all the embellishments. The whip cream and strawberries are awesome, a perfect topping to finish it off! Bravo!

  27. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Another good one from McZombie!!! Love it. And that whip cream looks delish. Fat free??

  28. The fabulous Joy Gross allegedly said:

    oh my gosh… that is so cute.. you are so very talented. Where did you find those wonderful pins with the hearts?

  29. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    You are a creative genius! Looks good enough to eat and very low cal and low fat. Fabulous!

  30. The fabulous Joanne allegedly said:

    I love this cake, and so low in fat just what I need.
    It’s fabulous, it looks great you are so clever.

    Joanne x

  31. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Are those stick pins with hearts? SWOON!

  32. The fabulous laurie allegedly said:

    Speechless! You must write a book on “Pincushions or Art”. I’m not kidding.

  33. The fabulous Tamara Barker allegedly said:

    This is absolutely fabulous! You are seriously talented and your amazing creation is making me hungry. *wiping drool from bottom lip*

  34. The fabulous randi allegedly said:

    This is fantastic! Great work!

  35. The fabulous Jeania allegedly said:

    That is frickin’ adorable!! I like the one in the magazine, but this took it to a whole new level. Thanks! Now, I have to make one!!


  36. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    It is lucious looking. I just want a bite.

  37. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    Very Cute!!!!!!!

  38. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    That is so freaking cute!!! And clever! Now I have to go sew me some pie…

  39. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    Why! Why did I read this post?! WHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY! Now I have to make this too! Geez. My list is never-ending!

  40. The fabulous Ronda allegedly said:

    Perfect, thanks for the tutorial on the whipped cream. I have looked at making that before but the directions were too much for my patience too. I think your way looks wonderful and is much easier.

  41. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Good grief, could this get any cuter?? I don’t think so….and calorie free! Another fine product you have crafted, my dear!!

  42. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Good morning. I am soooo impressed I don’t even know what to say! I too am fascinated with making food out of felt/fabric. I just love looking at it. Now I can’t wait to make the whip cream. This is a brilliant idea on your part! Thanks for the tutorial….I’m hungry now! Big smile!

  43. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    You’re a freaking genius.

  44. The fabulous Busy Little Quilter allegedly said:

    I always have to have the whipped cream!

    This is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial!

  45. The fabulous Jeanne allegedly said:

    It looks good enough to eat! You are so creative! Congratulations on your magazine article, too.

  46. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:


  47. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    So cute…and thanks so much for sharing the tutorial! I love the pearly beads …and the slice of cake is just heavenly…a real work of art!

  48. The fabulous anina allegedly said:

    You are an absolute genius! And now I’m HUNGRY!

  49. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Off to buy some whip cream :-)!!

  50. The fabulous Simone allegedly said:

    This looks fabulous! And thank you for sharing the cream with us (O:

  51. The fabulous Dawn allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing the dollops of whipped cream…it all looks delicious!!

  52. The fabulous Laurie Miller allegedly said:

    You’re amazing! Love it, want to eat it! Thanks for the tutorial. Sorry my comment is so short but I have a sudden craving for whipped cream :)…

  53. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    That is fantastic! I think they are perfect little squirts of whip cream. It is a good thing I am not there or I may have tried to lick one and impaled myself on one of those pins! Genius!

  54. The fabulous Sheri Zaugg allegedly said:

    WOW!!!! Creativity plus. How about you share some with me. Totally awesome. I don’t have enough words to let you know how impressed I am!

  55. The fabulous Diane Nagle allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh, that is the best looking piece of pie I have ever seen!!! Will you have a pattern for us soon? I love it!! Did I say I love it??? Thanks for the whipped cream tutorial!!

  56. The fabulous jennydee allegedly said:

    Oh I love it and I am always chanting “I need more Whipped Cream!” Great job on all of it!

  57. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    I thought it was a fun pincushion to make but you took it over the moon and back again. Thanks for sharing the dollop of whipped creme recipe!

  58. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh, you’re a flippin’ genius!! Those dollops are amazing! That whole thing is giving me cravings. It’s just beautiful (and sadly inedible)!

  59. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Amazing! You are so clever and that little cake is so sweet. Felt whip cream flowerettes. How can you stand yourself?

  60. The fabulous Christiane allegedly said:

    you are so cute, topping without calories:)
    thanks for the tutorial, XO

  61. The fabulous Jane Weston allegedly said:

    OMG - how absolutely adorable! I love your whip cream…and such a great tutorial!

  62. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh your cake looks so great with the added details, I love the heart pins. Monica your stitching is gorgeous, you really know how to decorate a cake!

  63. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Luscious! Thanks for the details - I would have gotten a headache trying to figure out how you did that!

  64. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Oh gosh, that is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!!

  65. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Yesterday while at the quilt shop where I work, not one but two people came in with some “cake”, and now I see yet another piece. Now I don’t know whether to bake or sew. Way too cute.

  66. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Oh my oh my oh my…. You did it again! Things like this give me major heart palpitations and sometimes I faint a little… It’s GORGEOUS! I think I need to make this and your little mushroom fella to match. The strawberries and cream are divine. - W #3

  67. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    Simply ingenious. They look perfect. Your handwork and work with wool is exceptional Monica. I’m very impressed with how you did this and how it all turned out including the strawberries and leaves. It really is a work of art.

  68. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    put the coffee on sp - i’m on my way! ( i sooooo wish!!!)


  69. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    OMG - I echo everything that has been said up above!! And after years of staying away from cake and whipped cream - I can now bring it back into my life where it belongs :>)

  70. The fabulous Michele C allegedly said:


  71. The fabulous Lynn allegedly said:

    Absolutely 100% terrific! Thanks for all your bloggy inspiration and the tutorial. I may need to try this one soon.

  72. The fabulous Kimberly C. allegedly said:

    So cute! You did a beautiful job on the details.

  73. The fabulous Bren allegedly said:

    Okay. . . my jaw dropped open . . . (& not just because the subject was whipped cream!. . . .- although it does that for whipped cream too!) . . . I have noticed the word “genius” used several times - & I too am joining in on that chorus - You are a genius girl! Seriously so creative & your work is perfection. (I’m bowing here . . .!)
    Love it & love you!
    xo, Bren

  74. The fabulous jenny allegedly said:

    how terrific. and great photography.

  75. The fabulous Kristena allegedly said:

    Oh my word. That is so adorable! And I love the little cream dollops.

  76. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Gorgeous beyond belief. And now please excuse me cause I have to go eat some whipped cream.

  77. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    Oh, amazing. You have one of THOSE brains, the kind I always wanted, where problems start your mind working and then you bust out the perfect solution. Damn I wish I had that! Love those dollops to death. Thanks for sharing!

  78. The fabulous robin-bird allegedly said:

    strawberries and whipped cream on red cake…it makes me wonder if you are not having an early spring on your side of the mountain, eating real strawberries and whipping your own cream from cows living on the dairy farm down the road from you a piece … and leaving us on the other side of the mountain in the cold :( it is C-O-L-D here!

    but mostly i wanted to write and thank you for having me on your blog list because i get many, many visitors from your site. not that they stay long once they see i have no seams to share but they do stop in and that is nice to know :)
    xox thanks!

  79. The fabulous Shelley allegedly said:

    Love the strawberries and cream! Now I have to get the ruler!

  80. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    You make that look SO easy! Which means mine would probably look like cake that the dog got into! Great job, I’m hungry for cake!

  81. The fabulous Julie Isa allegedly said:

    your amazing! thanks for sharing!

  82. The fabulous Emilie allegedly said:

    omg. i am DEADLY in love with that one. not kidding ! OMGgggggg cuteness overload !!!
    (sorry, i think this comment sounds quite a bit “too much” but i can’t help it)

  83. The fabulous Emilie allegedly said:

    hey also, just to let you know i linked you on my blog with a pic of that slice’o'cake.. xo

  84. The fabulous Kim Pebley allegedly said:

    I think that is amazing.. great job and thanks for sharing. I might just put the up on our Diet Challenge Monday Post.. LOL

  85. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    OMG. That’s got to be delicious!

  86. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    Good god- the cuteness factor is through the roof and now you’ve gone and made me super hungry for naughty food. Yes, cake is NAUGHTY.

  87. The fabulous Linzee allegedly said:

    These little dollops/flowers are so clever! I so admire people who can come up with innovative construction techniques–nicely done!

  88. The fabulous rurebo allegedly said:

    I’m getting hungry when loking at your wonderful cakes!

  89. The fabulous Nan allegedly said:

    How incredible ARE you??? Wait! I have my answer to that already, thank you. Non-fattening, adorable whipped cream dollops. WOW!!

  90. The fabulous Pat allegedly said:

    How GREAT does that look? Good tutorial, too! I’ll have to put this on my LONG list of “things to do someday”.

  91. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    Dang dang dang! You are sooooooo talented. I just love the whipped cream. It’s adorable, and so is your blue plate special.

  92. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    Your whipped cream dollops are ingenius! Well done :)

  93. The fabulous tamara allegedly said:

    Wonderful!! Love the tutorial.

  94. The fabulous Frederique allegedly said:

    This piece of cake is a piece of art! I love your small ripcream flake!

  95. The fabulous Ruki allegedly said:

    Thankyou so much for sharing! Love your work and was wondering how they make those little cream puffs :)

  96. The fabulous Fulvia allegedly said:

    By Golly…this is just sooo good, thank you so much…wonderful tutorial for cream dollops!


  97. The fabulous kate spain allegedly said:

    Can you get any cuter?!! whipped cream dollops and fine china, too? You’re amazing! How do you have the heart to stick pins into your little slice of perfection? xo

  98. The fabulous Lupita Matamoros allegedly said:

    Muchas gracias, estuve buscando la manera mas fácil de elaborar esta forma de whipped (betún) y aquí encontre la manera mas sencilla. Gracias, escribo desde Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

  99. The fabulous Elaine allegedly said:

    That is absolutely brilliant! I’ve been seeing these dollops used on fake felt food and was wracking my brains trying to figure out how they’re done. Came up with 4 different versions that didn’t look like it. FINALLY I see how it’s done! Geez! Fucking brilliant! And a fraction of the time and effort that I put into mine.

  100. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    For those of you who don’t have a hexagon ruler the right size, draw a circle with a compas, then WITHOUT CHANGING THE SIZE OF THE COMPAS place the point anywhere on the circle you just drew, and mark two points where the pencil of the compas would cross the circle. Then place the point on one of those marks and make two more marks. Cocntinue until the circle is devided into sixths, connect the dots, and you have any size hexagon you want.

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