Everything on theis cake is edible including the Gold needle! It is gumpaste. This cake was for a Golden wedding Anniversary. My friend wanted her parents hobbies reflected on the cake. Dad plays the Bag Pipes and Mum enjoys doing Cross-stitch. How was I going to combine that eaisly!
I decided to try an edible image but knew I didnt want it lying static on the cake. I was so happy when I found an image of a cross stitch. I sent it through to my supplier to be printed and when I got it home I set about cutting the outside then put a pin hole through each square to make it look more real. I then creased it in the top corner to put the Golden Needle through.