All the Flavors of Caron Cakes Yarn

Caron Cakes are a popular yarn from Yarnspirations, sold only at Michaels. With a tidy cake design that lets you pull from the middle and a dozen different varieties of yarn, there’s a yarn here for everyone. Follow this Caron Cakes Yarn guide to find the one that’s right for you!

Caron Cakes Yarn by Yarnspirations - all the flavors. Marly Bird

Why Caron Cakes?

Caron Cakes became popular when they were introduced a few years ago. Instead of balls or skeins, all of these yarns are sold in the “cake” form, more commonly seen when you wind yarn yourself on a ball winder. The cake form is easy to stack on a shelf, and best of all you can pull from the center for a tangle-free experience.

All Caron Cakes have color changes, with the vast majority of them forming stripes. That means just one ball can give a striped look to a wrap or scarf!

With a dozen of “flavors” available, all in several colors, you’re certain to find the Caron Cakes version that is right for you!

The Basics

These basic yarns are good for all types of projects, including sweaters, accessories, and home decor items.

Original Caron Cakes

The original version, this 80% acrylic/20% wool worsted-weight yarn comes in 10 bold shades that stripe themselves.

My Riverside Crochet Bonnet and Riverside Crochet Scarf/Cowl are both made using Caron Cakes, as was my Wings of Hope Hat.

Caron Cakes Yarn by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Big Cakes

Caron Big Cakes is a 100% acrylic worsted-weight yarn that comes in a 10.5 oz cake — a larger cake so there’s more yarn you love! It has 10 colors with striking combinations.

Caron Big Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Baby Cakes

This yarn is perfect for little ones! A worsted-weight yarn in 82% acrylic/18% nylon, it comes in 5 soft shades in 8.5 oz cakes.

I’ll be teaching a knit baby pattern in a free Michaels store class!

Caron Baby Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Cinnamon Swirl Cakes

With a swirl of colors, this 100% acrylic worsted-weight yarn comes in 14 delicious shades. An 8 oz cake is just what you need!

Caron Cinnamon Swirl Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Specialty Cakes

These cakes have textures or colors that are unique. They add touches of softness or unusual color effects to your projects.

Caron Cloud Cakes

With a fleecy texture, this 100% polyester yarn feels like a cloud! It comes in 8.5 oz balls and 5 colors that go perfectly with its softness.

Caron Cloud Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Latte Cakes

This bulky-weight yarn is feathered, with a texture that’s perfect for accessories. It’s 58% acrylic/42% nylon and comes in 9 colors of 8.8 oz cakes.

The 2019 Turkey Trot Mystery Make-Along used this yarn for both the knit and crochet versions.

Caron Latte Cakes Yarn by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Marble Cakes

This worsted-weight yarn is marbled, with multiple colors twisted together to form one yarn, so there’s variation in every stitch. Its 5 shades of 100% acrylic yarn come in 8.5 oz cakes.

I taught a free class on a pattern using this yarn!

Marble Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

The Bulky

These yarns are bulky or super bulky, so it’s quicker to make a project. They’re great for home decor accessories like afghans or pillows.

Caron Chunky Cakes

A super-bulky yarn, this wonderfully thick 100% acrylic yarn comes in 3 bold colorways in 9.8oz cakes.

Caron Chunky Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Tea Cakes

A super bulky yarn in 5 muted colors, this 80% acrylic/20% wool yarn will work up quickly to make the items you want from 8.5 oz cakes.

Tea Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird


These yarns include higher levels of cotton, so they’re more suited for warm-weather projects like shawls and light cardigans.

Caron Cotton Cakes

With several sections of strong colors in each ball, clear stripes form in this worsted-weight yarn. It’s 60% cotton and 40% acrylic in an 8.8oz cake and has 10 colors available.

Caron Cotton Cakes Yarn by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Cotton Ripple Cakes

A lightweight yarn, this 100% cotton yarn comes in 5 pastel shades in 8.5 oz cakes. Grab it now for your spring projects!

Cotton Ripple Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

Caron Blossom Cakes

A limited edition yarn, this worsted weight yarn is 61% cotton/39% acrylic and comes in 8oz cakes. With 13 bright, springtime colors available, it’s a yarn you’ll want to use now as you start making your warm-weather projects.

Caron Blossom Cakes by Yarnspirations - Marly Bird

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