How about a paper birthday cake?

Hi Everyone, Mirella here today!

As you know, Trinity Stamps have recently celebrated their 2nd birthday, and since it was also my birthday last week, I got inspired to make a birthday cake card for today’s project. 

It just so happens that the most recent release included the awesome Slimline Celebration Borders – these make baking a paper cake a breeze! They are versatile enough that you can use them for other projects, too, but I wanted to start with using them in the way they were most intended to.

As a mum of two girls, I tend to be surrounded by a lot of purples and pinks, and so I opted for a yummy pink cake, too! I first created a standard “sponge cake” base (the Blending Buddies made the “baking” process so easy, I wish it could be this quick in the kitchen, too!), and then added a few pink “buttercream” & “glaze” decorations, using the dies. Originally, I planned to add a few more patterns to the cake, but I found it a little bit too busy, so in the end I only have three pink elements.

The die set comes with a cool set of candles (and have you noticed that the flames are different shapes? This is such a great & realistic detail!), but I wanted to do something a little bit different, and so I turned the “happy birthday” sentiment into candles instead. These had to be in rainbow colours, of course! And, to add a bit of gloss and puffiness to them, I coated them with Glossy Accents. 

For the final touches, I sprinkled some Sprite rhinestones all over the cake, and added some detail with my white gel pen. I also rounded the top corners of the cake, as I thought it made it look a bit more realistic that way. Finally, I adhered the whole cake to a card base. I will admit – adhering the letters with foam tape was a bit of a fiddly process, but I think it was totally worth it!

Now, would you like a slice? Help yourselves, it’s calories-free! I hope it tastes as good as it looks ­čśë Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed it!

As always, you can find all the supplies I used on my blog.

Big hugs,

Mirella

P.S. I baked another, slimmer and taller, paper cake on my blog last week, in case you would like some more inspiration.

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