Did you see that Caron has come out with some NEW variations to their oh-so-popular Caron Cakes? It’s true! They now have Caron Cupcakes, Caron Tea Cakes, Caron Big Cakes and Caron Sprinkle Cakes. And I can’t crochet fast enough!
Caron Cupcakes, Caron Tea Cakes, Caron Big Cakes and Caron Sprinkle Cakes
Available at Michaels stores and on Michaels.com these new yarn cakes from Caron brand are my favorite thing since… they came out with yarn cakes? This yarn feels softer to me than the regular Caron Cakes and the Caron Big Cakes are so. much. bigger.
I’m not excited or anything… lol!!
Caron Big Cakes
Caron Big Cakes are a whopping 603 yards (!!!) of 100% acrylic goodness. This is in contrast to the regular Caron Cakes which contain 20% wool. If you have an allergy to wool (or if you prefer not to work with wool) you have got to give this new cake a try! The yarn has a great texture to it, and while they are $9.99 a piece you can totally use a coupon to purchase them and you have to remember that these are almost twice the size of the regular Caron Cakes. I’m sold, y’all. SOLD I tell ya! Look at these colors!!
As big as my hand! 😮
Caron Tea Cakes
The Caron Tea Cakes are a super bulky, size 6 weight yarn. Honestly it feels more like a bulky/size 5 yarn to me but hey, what do I know? Each of the Tea Cakes contain 204 yards and is an 80% acrylic/20% wool blend. These colors are fabulous! I must admit though that for $9.99 (regular price of course) I may only purchase these when on sale and I have a killer coupon. The other side of my heart says that they are approximately double the size of other bulky weight skeins, so I may also change my mind if I find a killer pattern.
These colors make me want to throw on some jeans, boots, a hoodie and grab a coffee! Here are the deets on the Tea Cakes…
Caron Cup Cakes
Oh these little Caron Cupcakes are just the cutest little things!! Each comes with its own adorable (super dense) pom pom. Word on the street is that pom poms are all the rage this year but of course, if you aren’t into these fiber-filled cupcakes you could always make your own pom poms using a variety of methods; even by using your hand!
The Caron Cupcakes are 244 yards of lightweight/size 3 yarn. This yarn is also 100% acrylic which I love! There is a pattern for a hat on the back of the label, but I’m going to whip up one of my Messy Mom Bun Beanies with it instead. I’ll share a photo of that in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community when I’m finished! 😉
Caron Sprinkle Cakes
The Caron Sprinkle Cakes appear to be the same as the Caron Tea Cakes except that they have more of a deliberate splashing of colors. Think Wool Ease Thick & Quick meets Caron Cakes and you’ll get a general idea. These are also 204 yards (same as the Tea Cakes above) and are considered a super bulky/size 6 weight yarn.
In all, I am super pumped about these new Caron Cakes. My personal favorite is the Caron Big Cakes because, especially when using a coupon, the value is great! Some might scoff at the $9.99 price tag but we must also remember that we are getting over 10 ounces of gorgeous, super soft yarn. Pick one up next time they offer a coupon and let me know what you think!
One last note: these new Caron Cakes do have frequent pops of color intermixed throughout the entire cake. I personally love it, and it feels more intentional to me than the random bursts of color in the other cakes, such as the Bernat Pop! that we discussed here. Which of these new Caron Cakes are your favorite?
More yarn cake comparisons:
Hobby Lobby’s NEW Sugarwheel Yarn Cakes: Comprehensive (Independent) Review
The Difference in Bernat Pop! Yarn Cakes, Caron Cakes, Mandala and Sweet Rolls
Caron Cakes vs Sweet Rolls: An Independent (and 100% Honest) Review
How (and WHY) to Make Your Own Yarn Cakes
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