Friday, February 18, 2011

Piece of (paper) cake!

Whenever possible, I like to personalize gifts. When a creative, paper loving friend is getting married of course I have to do more than just an item off the registry. Not that it's expected, it's just a perfect excuse to try a new paper craft project!

For Debbie's bridal shower I purchased the 
Pottery Barn Gabriella Cake Stand from her registry. What better to sit atop a simply beautiful cake stand than a paper cake! A quick Google search lead me to the blog How About Orange  with a how-to on paper cake slices. Perfect! Even more perfect was the link to Paper Source template and instructions on making these sweet slices. 

Using the template and several pieces of patterned paper (in the wedding colors) I made eight slices of cake - four chocolate and four vanilla. I arranged the slices on a doily, seven of the slices in a circle and one piece sliding out, and taped the doily to the cake plate.

While the slices didn't sit on the stand perfectly flat or cozy up next to each other very well, I think they turned out incredibly cute (if I do say so myself)!

In an effort to not create more waste, I used the Pottery Barn bag to wrap the gift. I spruced up the bag with a festive gift tag. To make the tag I used a the same paper as the cake slices and Tie-the-Knot Cricut cartridge. I mounted them on a piece of pretty paper and attached them to the bag with ribbon!


Notes:  To make a full cake, you'd want to make 10 slices.
Definitely use a thick paper such as card stock.
Cake slices are adorable and time consuming. 
Don't let anyone mistake your charming creation for actual cake (it doesn't taste the same!)


CeCe said...


Debbie Mendes said...

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Debbie Mendes said...

And you're such a great friend for making this for me!! thank you thank you!!

kaci j said...

i really LOVED LOVED LOVED the cake, and the celebrate tag was ADORABLE!!!!