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Baking a Cake...

Baking a Cake...

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Do you have a favorite kind of cake?  Mine is Carrot Cake.  (I have a really, really good recipe for it too.) I'm also partial to Carrot Cupcakes.

Image and seriously good recipe for Carrot Cupcakes by Garrett McCord on Simply Recipes.

Are you with me?  I know... those cupcakes are very distracting.

So as much as we love edible cakes and cupcakes, I think you know we're rather partial to a kind of cake at Moda.

Layer Cakes.  A lovely stack of 42 - 10" x 10" squares.  Designer collections. Bella Solids. Grunge.

While there are many wonderful Layer Cake quilt patterns, we're still having fun with our Moda Cake Mixes.

The first four Cake Mixes were introduced at Fall Market last year.  It took a little while for the cake-tester to come out clean and the cake to be done - the first mixes shipped in January.  We wrote a few recipes and have added a few more to the recipe box... and more are coming soon.

We wrote up a Basic Cake Mix Instruction sheet.

And we made quilts for Cake Mix Recipes 1 through 4.

At least one of each Recipe.

Then in May, there were four new Cake Mixes... Recipes 5 through 8.

And more quilts.

A lot more quilts.

Just so you know, it took a village to bake all these cakes.  A huge Thank You to Mariza Rios, Alison Dale, Tammy Vonderschmitt, Chelair Etter, Melissa Corry, Sarah Huechteman and Judy Adams.

And Cupcakes.  Did I mention the Cupcakes?  They're for another one of our favorite treats...

Charm Packs.  Forty-two lovely little 5" x 5" squares.

(No, there will not be papers for the Mini Charms.)

More quilts - this time they were small quilts.

So now that it's time for Quilt Market... is there anything new in the oven?  Yes.  And no.  While there aren't any new Cake Mix Recipes to introduce, there is a wonderful Cake Mix book from our friends at It's Sew Emma.

The Cake Mix Quilt Book.  Volume One.

Eight recipes.  Two quilt designs for each recipe.  Sixteen quilts.  Sixteen really good quilts.  What I love about this book is that all of the quilts are shown in solid colors so it's easy to imagine them in any collection and style of fabric.  There will be more coming with this terrific book after Quilt Market - let it suffice to say that a couple of people are going to find Cake in their mailbox before the end of the year.

With Market next week, it's a sure bet that we've baked a few new cakes.  We've just changed up the flavor a bit... added a new seasoning to the mix.  There are at least six big quilts and several small Cupcake projects that we've made into pillows.  I'll share pictures as soon as they're back from quilting.  The only one that's completely finished is one I quilted myself.

This measures 16" x 26" and it's made with one charm pack of Jo Morton's New Hope collection and 21 sheets from Cupcake Recipe 2.  The blocks finish at 3".  (New Hope will be in shops in January 2018.)

So have you made a Moda Cake Mix yet?

And what's your favorite kind of cake - the edible kind?

Tell us the answer to those questions and you could win the stack of Cake Mix Recipe pads used for these pictures.  The timer goes off at Midnight on Wednesday, October 18.

Happy Tuesday!