April 2, 2014

Paper Cake

This is the paper cake I made for my boss also. I've always wanted to try and stack boxes and decorate them to look like a cake, but I wasn't sure how it would look. Would it look like a cake or just stacked boxes? I cut the boxes from the Cricut using the Artiste cartridge. One thing to note is these boxes is that the sides don't glue together. The lid is what keeps the sides up. So I used some scotch tape on the inside to hold the sides together. You'll notice the boxes are actually upside down, lid on the bottom. At first I was going to add goodies inside, but after I decorated it, I thought taking it apart to get to the goodies would compromise the decorations.  The boxes are cut at 2", 2.5" and 3".  The lids are cut from coral cardstock and before I assembled them, I border punched the edges.  That gave me my decorative "frosting" look.  The flowers are Imaginisce assembled and layered flowers.  I cut the swirlies from the same cartridge at 1" and 1.25". I used Jolee's frosting stickers for the upper frosting decoration, different on each layer.  The top flower decoration is propped at an angle using layers of foam dots behind it.  It was too flat before I did this and added to the overall look of the cake. The flag/candle is a paper straw covered with washi tape and a silver bead in the top.  The flag is a punch out from K&Company that I bent and glued to the straw. I punched a small hole in the top cake layer to insert the straw. Don't make the hole too big or the straw will be wobbly.
Miles of Smiles,

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