A cake to make

July 8, 2011 | Comment2 comments - join the party! |

I made this project about 3 years ago when my oldest was about 2. I knew that it would be a great project for a birthday party. Now, my littlest is turning one, and it’s going to be one of the sweet things to make at the party.

What you need:

Cardboard, a little hot glue, and paint. I also used a paper plate and a doily for ours.

What you do:

Cut one shape into a triangle, two rectangles for the side and small square for the back of the cake. I traced the paper plate we would be using onto the cardboard so that I was sure the cake would fit in the middle of the plate. Then I traced a triangle inside the middle of the circle and cut. After I did one complete slice and put it together, I just traced all my cut pieces for the pattern of the rest of the slices I made.

I used plain ol’ kitchen scissors for mine but an box cutter would work well. I have three kiddos around me when I do most my work, so scissors feel safer for me.

I mixed all the colors to palette that would please Marie Antoinette.

You can paint it first, which we did , or go ahead and pre-glue it to the plate for painting. A little icing (paint) on the plate may look extra yummy.

My chocolate slice looked a little plain so I added some icing by cutting a paper doily in half.

but it needed a little something more…..so I added a cherry on top (aka tissue paper)!

Recycling cardboard never looked so pretty and yummy!!!

Check back next week for the giveaway project and more sweet stuff.


2 comments - join the party!

Amazing! It does look like a real cake minus the calories! 🙂

by Christy on July 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm. Reply #

it almost looks like it's edible! but good job!

by Stephanie on July 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm. Reply #