Cake pops?? YUM! And they are even yummier when they are made out of YARN!
I recently bought the Loops & Threads Yarn Winder and couldn’t wait to organize my yarn stash! The winder advertises its main use is to make center-pull balls out of regular ol’ skeins. Call me crazy, but I’d rather my yarn unwind from the outside..
A lot of reviews said their newly wound cakes were collapsing towards the middle because of the big gap that was left behind from the yarn winder post. I wanted to avoid the painstaking task of untangling yarn and came up with an idea.. 💡
I grabbed a left over paper towel roll out of the recycling bin and popped it onto the yarn winder post and to my delight, it fit! I attached the yarn and wound it as I normally would and thus the yarn cake-pop was born! Cake, because its in the shape of a yarn cake and pop, because its on a ‘stick’ like a cake pop from Starbucks! 🍭
Below are step-by-step photos of the simple process to make your own yarn cake-pops!
Paper towel roll
Skein of yarn
Loops & Threads yarn winder (or something similar)
First, take the permanent marker and towards one end of the paper towel roll, write the yarns information around the tube (Example: Loops & Threads, Medium 4, 4.5oz, Burgundy)
Next, slide the paper towel roll onto the yarn winder post, attach yarn, then secure to the paper towel roll with a small piece of tape
With yarn taped to the roll, begin to wind as usual (winding at a consistent pace helps make pretty cakes!)
After you wind your little heart out, slide the roll off of the post. You can cut a small slit into the top of the roll and slide the end of the yarn through it for safe keeping.