Monday, February 13, 2012
Piece of Cake
So today is my 42nd birthday so I thought it fitting to show you a no fat and no calorie cake I made - well if you don't count the chocolates I'm stuffing the insides with. This is hardly an original design since a lot of crafters have made these in different variations, but I wanted to show you all because it's my first time making one. I made this for the teachers at my kids' school for Valentine's Day.
I needed to make the cake slices as fast as I could so I used a file purchased for 99 cents at the Silhouette store, and cut with my Cameo. You can use similar cake slice images from other Cricut cartridges you may have. In fact I started cutting a slice of cake image from the Tie the Knot cart but decided against using it because I hate scoring! The Silhouette cake slice was easier for me to work with because the perforation on the cuts made it easy for me to just fold where I needed to fold, no need for a bone folder!
The flowers were from the Art Philosophy cart, each cut at 2 1/2 x 2.60 inches. Another Cricut cut is the swirl on the outside of the slices, from the Wall Decor and More cart, cut at 0.47 x 2.50 inches. I attached a pink plastic heart on the the back of the top layer , another Target dollar bin find ;). I also added a string of thin cream ribbon for a faux two-layer look.
Here are some closeups:
The slices shifted in this picture so the center looks off, but really it
makes for a perfect 12 slices cake.
I have rolled my flowers ahead of time, so if you don't count that (which really didn't take much time either), it took me about an hour and a half to cut, fold and glue all the pieces. My DD loves this look and wants one in PURPLE as her goody boxes for her 7th birthday next month - so stay tuned ;). Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!