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The Big Reveal


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Remember this post where I asked you what these pieces were going to be?

It’s time to reveal the answer!

After much folding, designing and constantly changing my mind, I give you this:


I remember seeing a cake like this a couple of years ago, displayed in a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine, Stampin’ Success.  I have kept it in the back of my mind waiting for the perfect reason to make one.

My piano recital is later this week and I love all my little students so much, I decided they were definitely worth such a treat!  I filled each slice of “cake” with candy and plan to give each of my kids a piece at the end of the evening.

Each cake tier has 11 slices.  After stuffing each one and stacking the tiers,I half expected the extra weight to cause the entire cake to loose it’s shape, but because of Stampin’ Up!’s awesome cardstock, this was not a problem.  I added a cardstock circle to cover the top layer’s slices just to make it look a bit cleaner.

  I used colors that were retired but are now coming back – Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette.   I found some retired DSP and ribbon in the back of my cupboard the other day that just happened to have these exact two colors in it, which is great because they work perfectly on the “cake”.

Finishing touches include scallop and eyelet borders with vanilla trim.  To finish off the cake, I created accordian flowers in different patterns and sizes to cascade down the side. 

Here are a few more photos including some close-ups of the flowers:

Supplies used:

stamps – not one!!  shocking, I know…

cardstock – Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Candy Lane DSP (retired)

accessories – Boho Blossoms punch, Riding Hood Red (retired), Pink Pirouette (retired) and Chocolate Chip ribbon, various circle punches, scallop circle punch, eyelet border punch, Chocolate Chip corduroy buttons




Categories : 3D projects


  1. Doris says:

    WOW! This must have been such a lot of work, but your students are going to love it! Just beautiful!

  2. Renee Winch says:

    Awesome! Your students will be soooooooo impressed. What die did you use to make all of the pieces? Great job!

  3. JoAnn Burnham says:

    Just beautiful. I love those colors and am glad SU is bring them back. I bet your students will be impressed also. TFS

  4. Christine says:

    This is beautiful. How did you make the template?

  5. WOW!!! This is beautiful and no calories!

  6. Kim Score says:

    spectacular! TFS

  7. Lynnor aka icensheba on SCS says:

    This is such a beautiful treat for your students!!! Fabulous work…they will be so impressed!!

  8. Diana says:

    Awesome, awesome!

  9. Vickie Steele says:

    AWESOME!! This was a great deal of work -well worth the wait.

  10. Janislu says:

    This is awesome!!! Love the colors. What template did you use?

  11. Cara says:

    Wow that is one awesome cake…what a lot of work…it is beautiful…hope your students enjoy it.

  12. Celeste says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! Your students might not want you to take it apart…LOL

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