Monday, January 11, 2016

Calorie Free Birthday Cake

Calorie Free (Paper) Birthday Cake.
I LOVE making these.  It is a simple little box with a clear lid, and inside is a layered paper (calorie free, of course) birthday cake. So fun, so easy to make.  The box is cut with two 5x5 cardstock, and I use one of my Nestabilities to center the opening and cut on the Cuttlebug.  Then I cut a square of clear Transparent Film For Laser Printers to tape on the underside for a clear view of the cute cake. A few years back I did a blog tutorial for making boxes.  They are simple, fun.  The cake is created using two sizes of punches, and I cut two of each size.  One for the top, one for the underside, glued together to match all the little scallops, and I embossed each layer.  The center of the cake is made using the plastic scotch tape roll and covered with a strip of paper... your choice of patterns or colors.  It is tricky to get the plastic scotch tape circle glued to each side of the two layers but it eventually works.  Then I take the glitter glue and squeeze little strips of the glue to secure the plastic circle to the scalloped bottom and lid.  Once dried, then the decorating begins and that is a wide choice of decorations.  Anything goes... I selected pearls on the pink cake and a ribbon on the lid, while the blue has some cute little flowers I bought on a pack at Michaels.  I have all colors and love these little decorations.  Inside the box is a sentiment "Happy Birthday to you. Enjoy your birthday with a calorie free birthday cake". 

Thanks for taking a peek at my fun little paper cake.  Have a happy week.


Stephanie said...

These are very pretty, Carole. A really creative idea. You have great ideas. How is your "new year" going? Hope chronic issues are not any worse and there are no new ones. I say thank goodness we have crafting. That seems to help with a lot of "ills".
Hugs, Steph

Brenda said...

You are such a clever gal Carole! I love these, they are just so cute. Do you save your rolls from your tape dispensers as you empty them? I never once though to save them. lol I'm not a clever! Hugs, Brenda

Sandi said...

carole these are adorable, a fun little birthday surprise, hugs