Ribbon Birthday Cake
I’m really good with most crafty things that I try – but I have to admit, I can’t decorate a cake (at least not one that you would want to present to someone. But I’m going to show you how to ice the cake – at least a paper one, using May Arts Ribbons. This project was published in the March 2013 Issue of Scrap and Stamp Art Magazine, in the Cutting Edge article.
You can either make your cake box with an online template (like the one found here), or you can purchase one and just start decorating. Add your “filling” ribbon first. I used this 1.5” grosgrain ribbon, which made my cake look like it had fancy layers. Then, I used Scor-tape to add the piped icing, which is really the satin ruffle ribbon.
To decorate the top of the cake, take a strip of paper – 1 ¾” x 6” and tightly roll it like a cigar. Add glue to hold in place. I used a flower petal die to cut my flame, and stuck it down in the center of my candle. I added orange stickles to make it look like a flame, and purple stickles to look like melted wax. Embellish with your flowers of choice.
The nice thing about this slice of cake, is that it is calorie free and you can tuck a special little present inside!
Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle
May Arts Ribbon Used:
- 338 1.5″ Grosgrain with Scalloped Edge
- BA 3/8″ Satin Ruffle
Partner in Craft Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- Cheery Lynn Designs Dies: Build a Flower 1 and 2
- Stickles Glitter Glue