Friday, May 14, 2010

Tea Light Cake

Yay - I finally got a chance to make one of these fun projects using a tea light. There is a tutorial on Split Coast stampers. I believe Ann Harada (ooops.....I don't have her blog info) came up with the tea light concept. My version is on top of the Pop Up Cake.

Here's a closer view of the cake top:

In order to be able to turn the light on/off, the top cake layer will not be secured. Punch 1-1/2" Circle in the DSP and adhere to the top of the cake - this will be the placement guide for the top cake layer. See the underside of the tea light? Pull the red tab to "activate" light.

Here's the tea light lit. Love it!!! This tea light has an on/off switch:

To make this cake, you will need:
(1) Scallop Circle in Pretty in Pink
(1) Cake Stem in Pretty in Pink
(1) Tea light: this willbe the top of the cake
(1) 2nd level Cake
(1) bottom level Cale
(1) Bella Rose DSP cut 1" x 10-3/8"
(1) Bella Rose DSP cut 1" x 5-3/8"
Scallop Pretty in Punk CS, then carefully trim to 1/4" wide

Apply sticky tape per assembly instructions for the cake. Curl the cake strips and Pink "icing" so they will easily wrap around the cake bases.

Use a pencil to mark the center and make cross hatches as shown:

Use craft knife to cut lines to fit through "flame". Apply Tombow adhesive to the top of the tea light. Fold over the scallop sections.

After assembling the bottom and 2nd cake layers, trim off and leave 5/8" of the cake stem. Add sticky tape, fold down on to cake layer. Cover with the 1-1/2" punch circle.

Punch out flowers, clip towards the center, adhere adhesive rhinestones to the center. Apply to cake with Tombow adhesive.

  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Bella Rose (retired), Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette (Yay - no longer retired!!!)
  • Ink: none
  • Accys: Big Shot Pop-Up Cake Die, Big Shot Scallop Circle Die, Trio Flower Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, Bling ( retired adhesive rhinestones), Scallop Boarder Punch, Tombow Adhesive, Sticky Tape, Craft Knife, Healing Mat.

Thank you for stopping by today.stay tuned for the box for this cake next week....Have a great weekend!!!


kupukupukuning said...

a very sweet cake Patti!

peata said...

how cute is that.
almost better than the real thing.
toilet roll mini scrapbook comp

Lorri said...

DARLING!! This is the cutest 3-D I have seen using that die. GREAT JOB PATTI! Love it!

Rhonda Miller said...

Very creative. TFS.

Helen said...

This is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Love your "heightened" version, Patti.
Thanks for the pics and directions.
PJ(Jessie Adams)

Liam said...

Hello how clever is this. I love my pop up cake die and you have made it appealing again. must take it out again and use it. Love the tutorial. Thanks for the tip of the tealight. You are sooooo amazing.


Julz said...

So very cute! I love the pop up cake! I've been making these tealight cakes like crazy since I saw them! Thanks for the directions on how to make the pop up cake as well!

Happy Little Crafter said...

OMG --- Love this variation on the tea light cake. So clever!

Whitney Richardson said...

WOW!! This is a work of art! I bet it took a while!! Just when I think I have been amazed , there you go and amaze me again beyond measure. You are a true inspiration to our craft, thank god for people like you that have the heart and creativity to pass it on! thank you,

Whimcees said...


You know how much I love the pop-up cakes - and this is a beauty! Love the tea lite and the beautiful flowers and color combination!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane

Inking Idaho said...

I love this Patti! I have to make one for my cake decorating boy! So, so darling!

Anne said...

This is fantastic Patti!!! Love your creativity with the tea light!! Hugs, Anne

eunice said...

Ok, so when I first saw the tiny tea light cakes, I thought, "nah, I don't want to make that" But now that I saw what magic you have done with it by incorporating it on to the 3 layer cake, I've changed my mind! Genius, absolutely GENIUS.

Carolina said...

Yummmoooo!!! Love how you decorated this cake die....ever so cute!

Anonymous said...

love this tea light want to make for my niece who is getting married in august
could you email me where to get the supplies etc anhd also do you hae a video thanks love it