Tuesday, July 8, 2008
a piece of cake!!!
...not so much! Ok here it is...the long awaited, much anticipated bridal shower favors I have been working on! Or maybe it just feels that way to me. I made 40 slices of cake! At the shower there will be 2 or 3 cake stands with cake and then we have extras to fill in the spaces as the slices are "eaten". I cannot in any way take credit for this darling idea! I have seen a few here and there on Splitcoast but nothing that caught my eye as much as these darling cake slices that Linda made! Stumbling onto her blog has turned out to be great for me!! :) She is a talented lady and funny too!...always a plus! She has fantastic directions if you want to try these too!! Ok...the bride to be's colors are black and white with accents of red. I decided to make the cake with brown textured paper so it would have a "cake" look. I copied the pattern onto each piece of paper from the computer. I first scored them all with an embossing tool and my ruler and then cut them out with my hobby blade. It was much quicker and a cleaner cut than using scissors. I made the frosting and filling with white paper. On the filling I tore the bottom edge and used diamond stickles to make it sparkly. The top edge of the filling I distressed with my fingernail (I noticed the next day after distressing the top edge that my nail suffered an injury...I have a little notch in my fingernail...it's all for the cause, right?) I stamped the swirl from the Priceless set onto the frosting twice. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to make it appear "random" but perfectly placed. I used the large petal punch for the red flowers and a retired flower punch for the small black flower. The leaf is one petal from the large flower...I used my nail to curl it up. I attached them together with a silver brad and adhered them to the frosting with glue dots. The ribbon is from May Arts, is a sheer black with white polka dots. I filled each slice of cake with yummy chocolates. I hope that the bride to be and all her guests will enjoy these!! These "cakes" are time consuming but are pretty fun to make! I do have one question for ya'll out there...Do you think it needs something in the middle?...something to cover up the center? I would want it to be removable so it would just be for show while they are on the cake stands. Any ideas you have? I would LOVE to hear them!! Please leave me a comment and let me know!
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chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
paper...brown textured, white, real red, old olive, black, old olive
accessories...may arts ribbon, silver ribbon, diamond stickles
other....stamp-a-ma-jig, embossing tool, ruler, hobby blade, glue dots, large flower punch, flowers for you punch