On Saturday morning, just hours before my sister's sweet 16 birthday party, I put the finishing touches on the LARGEST project I have ever completed using my Cricut... and by largest, I mean in size and time and supplies! For weeks now, I've had the idea in my head to make my sister a paper cake for her party. But there was no way I could have imagined how great it would turn out. I owe part of the credit to my mom who unknowingly purchased a random clearance serving tray at Wal-mart at some point in the past that would transform my little paper cake from my original two layer design into a fabulous three tiered, ROTATING paper cake. Yes, I said ROTATING!!! When I asked my mom if she had a tier cake / appetizer server, she pulled this fantastic little gem out of storage... still brand new in the box! You should have seen me jumping up and down, dancing in my scrap room after I plugged it in. I was a little excited to say the least. But I still had a LOT more work to go. So after many hours working in my scrap room and the living room... and even recruiting my DH to help, I put the finishing touches on the biggest cake I have ever made.
Without further ado, here it is... in all its glory... sitting on the table at my sister's party...
The monograms on the second tier spelled out SWEET using stars for spacers, and each piece on the bottom said 16. Only 11 pieces would fit on each layer, but my sister was going to have 13 guests including herself. So that is why there are two extra pieces of each layer sitting beside the cake. I filled each piece with gummy treats (wrapped in plastic bags)... sour worms in the green pieces and sugar-y bears in the pink pieces. YUM!
♥ Green and pink card stock from Recollections South Beach Value Pack
♥ Black and white card stock from my paper stash
♥ Cake pieces cut using Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More
♥ Monogram labels cut using Mini Monograms and Gypsy Font (I just LOVE being able to layer images to make "cut outs"!)
♥ Cake layers and cupcake wrapper box cut using Sweet Treats
~ embellished with pink and lime green Stickles
♥ 1/8" black and white satin ribbon from Offray
♥ Pink and green satin polka dot ribbon on connecting poles from The Robert Stanley Collection at Hobby Lobby
♥ Black and white polka dot ribbon on base from The Ribbon Boutique at Hobby Lobby
♥ Pink and green shreds from Hobby Lobby's Christmas collection
I am submitting this project to the following challenges:
♥ Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #38 Ribbon Challenge ~ use ribbon somewhere on your Cricut project
♥ Made by Momo: Tuesday Challenge ~ Make a Treat Box or Bag
Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~