Monday, September 26, 2011

Chocolate Latte Paper B'day Cake

OK - I got a few days notice to make this project.............it turned out well for a "quicky". Yikes...such pressure!!! Us crafters, we no like pressure......we like having fun!. This project was made for someone special who turned 94 years young!!!! He deserves this cake, for sure. This cake is suppose to resemble a cake from a Chinese bakery which does have lots of creamy roses. Because this is a masculine cake...........way too many roses would be too much. In the center of the cake is a hand made wooden "shou" which means Long Life in Chinese. His brother made this special carving by hand (he's a carpenter by profession). In fact, these cake carvings were made for their mother at her 100th birthday as party favors...............long life genes, for sure. And, they come in very handy to use at birthdays. Each cake slice measures 4-3/8" x 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" to make a finished 10" cake with 8 slices: oh yes, "8" is a lucky number, too in the Asian culture so this worked out so well for the occasion........whew!!!


Three 10" cakes on cake stands:


An individual slice of cake: and yes, the Sweet Tooth Cricut cartridge even cut the scallops for the lid. The swirls were made using a embossing folder.


Side of cake slices:


Remove the lid:


Inside are (2) fortune cookies:


No photo of the cut cake lid and bottom -oops...........to make the (3) cakes, 24 lids and bottoms were made. The lids were embossed with Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder. The cake bottom was left "plain". Only the sides were embellished with a punched Asian Word: last name "MOY". This stamp was customs made while I was in Shanghai a couple years ago. Punch it out with a 1-1/4" circle punch, attach to the cut Spellbinder fancy Tag. Pop with dimensionals and add to cake...........love it!!!


Leaves are cut with SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) program and PDC Spiral Rose cut file which also includes the Rose (photo below). PDC is for Penny Duncan Creations .After cutting them out, sponge with SU Old Olive ink, fold in half, adhere to cake lid.


The roses: Cut using the PDC Spiral Rose SVG cut file. After cutting, use a Slotted Quill twirl "thingy" to create the roses. This was the fun part. Secure with a mini glue dot at the end, apply wet adhesive in the center, allow to dry. Then adhere to cake lid.


Supplies:


  • Stamps: Custom Made Last Name

  • CS: Red, Green, Brown, Vanilla, Kraft

  • Ink: SU Old Olive, Momento Red

  • Accys: Cricut Sweet Tooth Cartridge, Spellbinders Fancy Tag Die, Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing Folder, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape, Wet Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for dropping by today.............

11 comments:

Trina said...

Very nice!

Kathy Yip said...

Patti, I love this idea. Where did you get the stamp? When I first saw it, I thought, am I reading this right? That's "Moy," my maiden name! I loved the idea/concept.

Karli said...

How much do you love the sweet tooth cart, right?!!! This cake not only looks good enough to eat, but all the fab details (you always add to your projects) makes it amazing & unique. Hugs~

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow Patti. These cake boxes are divine. Too clever to put fortune cookies in them.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Love the roses... very very pretty...

Pat Jandacek said...

Absolutely fabulous - just the idea is fabulous, but the finished project is m-m-m-w-h-a-a-a (That's a Dinah Shore kiss - hope you're old enough to know what that means!) The guests must have been thrilled to get 'that' piece of cake!

Toots said...

Awesome, Patti!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is fantastic. You did a wonderful job. I love it.

Helen said...

Fabulous cake, Patti!

Sue from Oregon said...

So much work for a quick project! Love all the svg's you used on your project!!!

scrapqueen141 said...

I love your use of this cartridge. I just wanted to let you know that I am on the Design Team for the Pins To Creation Blog (where we turn our pins into completed projects) and I have used your idea. If you would like to see my post where your idea will be featured please check it out on Wed. Dec. 12th at http://pinstocreations.blogspot.com/
Thank you for your inspiration,
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