20 Knitted Cakes Patterns

Cakes sure are fun to bake, but what if you’re not a fan of getting creative in the kitchen? Today, I’ve extended my love of all things cake to the knitting world and included a round-up of amazing patterns for knitted cakes that you can easily make yourself — no flour required!

These knitted cakes are mouth-watering and delicious to look at and will make great party decor projects, whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or wedding ceremony. With a few knitting supplies, you can make delectable-looking cakes and cupcakes with zero calories and fat. Ready, set, bake!

20 Knitted Cakes Patterns

1. Knitted Birthday Cake Pattern by Dawn Finney

This sweet treat is far less calorific than most party food and is a charming keepsake that will remind you of a special birthday forever. The neat, solid shape is achieved by inserting a circle of cardboard inside before sewing up – make sure you leave long tails after casting off to stitch up with ease. The best thing about making this birthday cake? Zero washing up!

Knitted Birthday Cake Pattern by Dawn Finney

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2. Birthday Cake Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

Celebrate good times and that special day with this sugar-free cake, packed with bright details. The cakes and icing are knitted in the round on a circular needle using the magic loop method. The banner is knitted flat (back and forth) on the circular needle.The Yellow zigzag ribbon decoration is a single crochet chain worked on the crochet hook. The candles are i- cord tubes worked on the circular needle (or swap for two double pointed needles). 

Birthday Cake Knitting Pattern by Fluff And Fuzz

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3. Cupcake Knitting Pattern by Apple And Acorn Co

Knit a bunch of these cupcakes to use as play food, or as pincushions. Feel free to mix and match colors to make different flavors and add beads to make sprinkles if desired!

Cupcake Knitting Pattern by Apple And Acorn Co

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4. Birthday Cake With Lit Candles Knitting Pattern by Knitting Rev

Here’s a knitting pattern for a Birthday Cake with Lit Candles, complete with flaming candles ready to be blown out! This knitted cake is worked in the round in 2 pieces, and the seam will be hidden underneath the icing. So if you are a messy seamer, don’t worry, it won’t show!

Birthday Cake With Lit Candles Knitting Pattern by Knitting Rev

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5. Knitted Cakes Pattern by British High Sewciety

Knitting pattern for a delicious selection of teatime treats and fancies to cook up with oddments of double knitting yarn. You’ll find instructions for mouth-watering cupcakes with swirled icing, a strawberry tartlet, a chocolate brownie and carrot cake, all topped off with a cherry, a tiny carrot, a candle and a mini strawberry. Guilt-free cake without the calories!

Knitted Cakes Pattern by British High Sewciety

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6. Birthday Cake Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

This Birthday Cake Hat Knitting Pattern is the cutest birthday hat ever. This adorable baby hat pattern comes with instructions to knit a frosted birthday cake hat with pink frosting swags, white icing and colorful rainbow sprinkles. And then it’s finished with cute knit candles on top! You can knit this adorable hat in any of four sizes and make as many candles as you need for your birthday child! 

Birthday Cake Hat Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

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7. Knitted Cake With Slices Missing Pattern by Knitting Revolution

Here is a delicious chocolate cake with a couple of slices already polished off! The main cake is worked in 3 main pieces with only one seam to sew at the end. Part of it is worked in the round on double pins. A cardboard template is used to give a firm shape. What an ideal center piece for your knitted tea party!

Knitted Cake With Slices Missing Pattern by Knitting Revolution

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8. Knitted Cupcake Pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits

If you like to eat cupcakes, why not knit one (or several)? Use this cupcake appliqué to embellish items as you desire. Sew it to your purse, scarf, blanket, or even use it as a pin or a refrigerator magnet. Have fun knitting this simple cupcake appliqué!

Knitted Cupcake Pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits

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9. Knitted Wedding Cake Pattern by Amanda Berry

There’s no need to keep this top tier in the freezer! This Knitted Wedding Cake is a wonderful keepsake for that special day. The cake, bride and groom are knitted in acrylic DK yarns on single pointed needles (not in the round). For confident beginners and above, techniques used include casting on and off, knits, purls, increases and decreases, and seaming to finish.

Knitted Wedding Cake Pattern by Amanda Berry

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10. Knitted Cake Slices Pattern by Alison

A birthday calls for a slice of cake! This includes pattern for slice of cherry pie, birthday cake, chocolate cake and cheesecake. These knitted versions are not only calorie-free but will last forever!

Knitted Cake Slices Pattern by Alison

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11. Cupcake Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern by Bunny Friends

Knit 3 layers of faux-baed goodness topped with a mini cherry to create this delectable cupcake tea cozy. Use the hues that make these fun for you or craft it as shown. Gift it with a new teapot, tea bags, and cookies to complete a tea lover’s delight.

Cupcake Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern by Bunny Friends

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12. Knitted Cupcake Purse Pattern by Amy Gaines

This adorable Knitted Cupcake Pattern works up quickly and makes a delicious, zero-calorie gift! Who couldn’t use a cupcake purse in their lives? The ‘flavors’ are endless!

Knitted Cupcake Purse Pattern by Amy Gaines

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13. Knitted Chocolate Cake Pattern by DW Crochet Patterns

Here’s a delicious slice of chocolate gateau that looks almost good enough to eat! You could make a couple of slices to match or make up lots of slices in different colors.

Knitted Chocolate Cake Pattern by DW Crochet Patterns

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14. Free Knitted Wedding Cake Pattern by ADHD Knitting

This cake will last a lifetime even if the marriage doesn’t! Dress it up, dress it down; this knitted cake holds endless possibilities. You can knit it to look exactly like the cake from your own special day, or decorate it as a center piece for any festive occasion.

Free Knitted Wedding Cake Pattern by ADHD Knitting

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15. Free Knitted Cakes Pattern by Susie Johns

I love a good novelty knit and these knitted cakes are exactly that! The cupcakes are pompoms while the Batternberg and Swiss roll are really simple knits. These cakes are reinforced with strong cardboard, but leave this out if you’re giving them to younger children.

Free Knitted Cakes Pattern by Susie Johns

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16. Knitted Cake Slices Pattern by Crazy Dazy Knits

Nothing beats a warm cup of tea and a slice of cake and these knitted treats are the best kind; calorie free! Indulge in different ‘flavors’ or mix up the colors to design your own!

Knitted Cake Slices Pattern by Crazy Dazy Knits

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17. Knitting Cupcake Pattern by Lucky Fox Knits

Here’s another fancy cupcake with a luscious swirl of pink frosting on top. Knit one for teatime with a beloved child, or work up an entire set for a baby shower/birthday party! These cupcakes are 100% sugar free, but they make a super sweet and touching gift. Add a loop of string at the top to turn this knitted treat into a cheerful Christmas ornament! 

Knitting Cupcake Pattern by Lucky Fox Knits

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18. Knitted Birthday Cake by DW Crochet Patterns

Amigurumi patterns are always fun to make, and knitted food items are particularly entertaining to whip up. Now you can celebrate birthdays forever with a calorie free confectionery dessert that everyone will love. This Knitted Birthday Cake could make a wonderful centerpiece for someone’s special day!

Knitted Birthday Cake by DW Crochet Patterns

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19. Knitted Rainbow Slice Cake Pattern by Andrea’s Crafty Den

Every day is the right day for a rainbow slice cake! But instead of baking six layers of cake, make a much healthier version with yarn. It looks good enough to eat!

Knitted Rainbow Slice Cake Pattern by Andrea's Crafty Den

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20. Knitted Christmas Holly Cake Pattern by DW Crochet Patterns

I think these Knitted Christmas Holly Cake would make a brilliant Christmas amigurumi pattern to get you started on your festive knits! These cakes would make a great Christmas table decoration – just make sure to keep the brandy and matches away from them!

Knitted Christmas Holly Cake Pattern by DW Crochet Patterns

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Knitted Cakes Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amigurumi?

The word amigurumi is a portmanteau of two Japanese terms: ami, which means crocheted or knitted; and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll. Amigurumi is a term that covers the beautiful and fun trend of crocheting and knitting stuffed animals, people, or even inanimate objects like these knitted cakes and cupcakes. You are only limited by your own imagination!

Can you do amigurumi with knitting?

The majority of amigurumi are crocheted, but they can also be knitted. The reason it is more of a crochet trend is due to the fabric each craft produces. Crochet produces a dense, thick fabric, whereas knitting produces a stretchy fabric.

Is it easier to knit or crochet amigurumi?

Knitting uses a pair of long needles to form the loops, moving a set of loops from one needle to another; the stitches are held on the needle. Crochet uses a single hook to hop the loops together directly on the piece. It is this major difference that makes crochet much easier to work with than knitting.

Is amigurumi easy for beginners?

Yes! Amigurumi is perfect for beginners because it’s quick to make and you only need to know a handful of stitches and techniques to get started.

Is it safe for babies to play with these knitted cakes?

Because children under 1 year of age will put things into their mouths, all materials used for your knitted cakes should be soft and safe for chewing. Make eyes or noses (if you prefer adding a face) from yarn, rather than using plastic ones. If possible, knit these features into the toy’s fabric so they can’t come off no matter how much they’re chewed.

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Have fun making these knitted cakes! Use whatever colors you like – after all, cakes and cupcakes come in all different flavors!