Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cake in a Box: Disney Princess

5-28-09 added info: Disney Princess Stamp set can be found on line. The larger set is and the smaller set used for the cake is
This project was fun but took longer than I expected...........maybe because I design "on the fly" and there is a lot of coloring. The Pink Pirouette lid has many layers of soft colors: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette. One of the layers is stamped using the swirl from the Perfect Princess set, embossed in white. The Pink Pirouette layer is stamped with the swirl stamp using Pink Pirouette ink for subtle effect. Top it off with the crown from the set and "bling", along with the embossed white Princess word: all on dimensionals. 1" Pink Organdy ribbon is tied around the lid.

Here's a close-up view of the lid. Note: the bling is attached using tweezers and Tombow Glue.

Side view of the lid showing the many layers and dimensionals used.

Front view of the Cake in Pretty in Pink CS. "Princess" is stamped after computer generated Emma was printed. All images on the cake are with 1-1/4" Circles in Pink Pirouette, attached using Tombow glue to the cake.

Back of the cake:

Here's the box "flat" showing all the images on the squares. All squares are stamped using Pink Pirouette ink swirl stamp.

Close-up view on the "Happy Birthday" square. The glitter is applied using Stickles freehand.

The mirror has Stickles glitter applied. Butterflies are colored using Stampin' Write Pretty in Pink and Pink Passion.

Some of the carriage is outlined using the Stampin' Write Pretty in Pink pen while the leaves are using Old Olive. Stickles is applied on the outline of the carriage

And, here is the Birthday girl: Her name using the Big Shot exclusive SU Billboard die, and the Castle roofs shine with Stickles glitter. Swirl under the name is done freehand using Stickles. Don't forget to color in the heart in the castle using Stampin' Write Pretty in Pink Pen.

So how was this project made? The images on the squares are clear stamps from EK Success. Once upon a time, they were available from Target - these got snatched up very quickly. I had to go to a few store to find a set. Each image is stamped using Staz-On ink, then colored using various SU Stampin' Write pens. Of course, I'd forgotten the color in each Princess so had to turn to the Disney site for help! Thank goodness for the Internet. A corner rounder was used after all images were colored. Tip: make sure enough time is planned for coloring all images.

The 2nd clear stamp used is also from EK Success. It is a separate purchase from a local craft store. They are the perfect size for the cake: 1" in diameter! Then 1-1/4" punched Pink Pirouette is used to frame the image. (Plan enough images around the cake to avoid unnecessary coloring).


  • EK Success Princess Stamps, SU Perfect Princess, SU Elegant Greetings (retired since 1999)
  • CS: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
  • Ink: Staz-On Black, Pretty in Pink, Versamark
  • Accys: 1" Pink Organdy Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals (non SU), 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Sticky Tape, Tombow Glue

Want to duplicate the coloring? Here is a detail list of the Stampin' Write Pens used to achieve the Disney look:

  • Real Red for all lips, Snow White Sleeve and hair band, Rose (1"), Belle's Dress (1")
  • Old Olive for Carriage leaves
  • Pretty in Pink for carriage outline, heart in castle, castle tops (1"), Snow White's butterfly, Butterflies near Mirror, Flower in Ariel's hair inside of shoe (1"), on "Princess" heart (1")
  • Pixie Pink for Sleeping Beauty's dress, Snow White's Butterfly, Butterflies near Mirror, Flower in Ariel's hair.
  • Close to Cocoa for Sleeping Beauty's eyebrows
  • Summer Sun for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty's hair, Center of flower in Ariel's hair.
  • Really Rust for Ariel's hair
  • Brilliant Blue for Snow White's Dress
  • Bashful Blue for Snow White's sleeve, Cinderella's dress, Ariel's top, Jasmine's hair band and top.
  • More Mustard for crown, Belle's hair, Jasmine's earrings, jewel in the center of her hairband and necklace, Sleeping Beauty's crown and necklace
  • Blush Blossom used on all skin areas

Thank you for stopping by today...........wasn't this fun? more "Cake in the Box" to show so stay tuned or sign up as a follower or Feedbiz e-mail updates.


Regina said...

ABSOLUTLEY amazing!!!!!
I love the box! It's so pretty! The lid of the box is wonderful in 3-step! And the cake is just STUNNING!!!
This box with the cake is a wonderful present for a little girl!

Liam said...

You amaze me every time. Absolutely love this sample. woow you are so clever.


Anonymous said...

Wow Patti this is absolutely beautiful! My daughter would love this and her birthday is in the next two weeks. And of course I have no cake die and that stamp set Princess....grrr! thanks for sharing!

Lysa said...

So cute! My niece would love this! Is the cake template a die-cut?

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