Friday, July 18, 2008

Piece-A-Cake (Or Not)!

I saw this amazing cake that Tara made for a wedding and knew that I had to create one for the bridal shower favors that I will be making for the wedding I will be a bridesmaid at. I think this cake inspired me even more because it is the same colours as my friends! I then followed her link and used the directions here that Linda posted. I know the template can be found elsewhere but Linda also has the icing template.

Here is a top view of my cake:

More of a side view:

And here is a single piece of the cake.

I used textured brown cardstock so it would appear more cake-like. For the same reason, I added glitter at the bottom edge of the inside middle icing so it would shimmer a bit by pouring glitter on to Zig Memory System's 2 way glue (although you can't see it well in the photo). I love the double score line on this layer as well. My Cricut was used to cut both the red and black flowers (black at 1 1/4" and red at 1"). I've left the rest a little plain because I'll probably have to add at least a second tier.

As for the title? Well, I didn't exactly find these easy to make for several reasons. My computer was having problems printing PDFs so I eventually had to use Grants, then some of the lines didn't show up all the way so I had to ruler them in. Then after that, I used snail adhesive to put the pieces together only to find out the next day that it wasn't strong enough so I had to use SU Sticky Strip. Overall, it still didn't take long, most of the time was just deciding what design to do.

Paper: SU WW and real red, Bazzill Basics brown java
Stamps: Autumn Leaves flourishes v:2
Ink: StazOn black
Ribbon: Spool O'Ribbon
Brads: Making Memories silver mini
Glitter: Stampendous crystal snow white

Basic Grey small magnetic snaps were used to hold down the back flap of the icing so the cake slice can still be opened to access the goodies. I'm not too sure what I should fill them with, any suggestions?

5 comments:

Joan said...

Wow, what a fantastic project!!!! It's beautiful. Joan

Grant B. said...

I'm sure the bride will love her "cake," and then it'll be worth all the frustration, right? ... Right?

Tara said...

WOW...you did a great job...I love the swirl you used!! :) these are a lot of work...but the end result is so worth it!...huh?!
I filled mine with Hershey nuggets, kisses and Lindt's candies...anything chocolate I would say!!

Niki Estes said...

Just gorgeous! I love hot it turned out! I'm going to have to go take a look at that tutorial and put it on my list to try some day. Have a great day!

Linda McClain said...

Hey, girl, your cake turned out absolutely amazing!!! Glad I could help.