I haven’t been here for a while. I’m not really sure why. But . . . here I am again, and back with my happiest craft from the past year. I made this slice of cardboard cake as a three-dimensional card for a friend on a particular birthday. (It was also the year of my own particular birthday.)
I don’t know why making fake cake should be such a giddy experience, but it was. I grinned and grinned, hot glue gun in hand.
Clearly, cake doesn’t have to be edible to be delicious. Wayne Thiebaud on the subject:
I sawed cardboard pieces with my X-acto and covered them in a collage of paint sample strips. Of course, this was the pink for the top:
Layering the rosette made me delirious with glee:
And then a little door to the hollow inside, space for a secret message:
I hope you have something to celebrate with cardboard cake. I recommend it.
5 thoughts on “It’s a piece of cake!”
And delight for the eyes and the spirit!
And hey – calorie free too!
Thanks, Cathy! I like the calorie-free part, especially in the comfort food time of the year.
Makes me smile too! Love how you used the paint samples – those colors are irresistible!
Great idea! I hoard paint samples too 😍
I especially love that little door in the back of the cake! The colors are delightful and I love how you used the edges of the uncovered cardboard — makes it look very cakey!