Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Faery Cake Recipe...

I'm always in search of ways to recycle cool trash. My Faery Cake idea was born with the help of two empty chipboard spools from spent rolls of tape and ribbon. I'd love to share my recipe in hopes that more people will make this fun little project. Please be sure to visit my blog and share links to your cake!

  • two chipboard spools from tape, ribbon, etc. in 2.75" and 4.5" (any two sizes you have on hand will work)
  • one sheet pink 12x12 cardstock (for 12 roses and one 6.5" diameter scalloped circle for our cake base)
  • one sheet 12x12 black & white designer paper (to cover 2 layers & make a 5.75" diameter scalloped circle for our cake base)
  • assorted pink crystal & pearl faux flatback gemstones
  • glitter glue
  • pens, markers, paints, etc. to color your fairy image (I used Copic markers)
  • May Arts Ribbons - #SK18 1.25" green silk, SK08 1.25" dk. green silk, BY66 green leaf trim, BY16 dk. green leaf trim


  • scissors
  • hemostats (makes cardstock roses so easy)
  • ruler
  • craft knife
  • tacky craft glue
  • hot glue gun
  • sewing machine
  • 2" scalloped circle punch and/or
  • Cricut die cutter & Accent Essentials cartridge (optional)

Color your stamped image as desired, highlighting wings & clothing with glitter glue. Be sure to cut out image with a 3-section tab at the bottom, as shown in photo above. Later you’ll attach the image to our top layer of the cake with the tabs.

Trace perimeter of the spools in designer paper (DP) and chipboard and cut circles that will be the tops of our layers. Measure perimeter & width of spools and cut 2 strips of DP to fit. Adhere DP strips to perimeter edge of spools and chipboard circles.

Measure tab on your image, using craft knife cut a slit in the center of smallest circle to fit this tab. Insert tab and fold tabs back, glue in place on the underside to keep fairies upright. Glue this layer to matching chipboard circle and glue to the top of the smallest spool to form the top layer of the cake. Assemble your bottom layer in the same fashion from the larger spool.

Stack, center & glue layers with small layer on top of the larger layer to complete your undecorated 2 layer "faery cake".

**After assembling the cake I decided to add a pink scalloped base. So be sure to cut 2 scalloped circles from the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge – one DP in 5.75” and one 6.5” pink cardstock. These were layered and glued to the bottom of the cake. If you don’t have a Cricut, a doily or plain circles will work too.

Make 12 total pink cardstock roses - 9 using 2" scalloped circle punch and 3 2.75” roses cut from the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge. If you do not know how to make roses please check the tutorial on my blog below.

Cut 6 - 3” pieces of MA #SK08 dark green silk ribbon. Using hot gluegun fold to fashion leaves as shown in the photo above. Attach two leaves to the back of the 3 largest roses and set aside.

Run a gathering stitch down the center of 24” of May Arts (MA) ribbon #SK 18 and gather. Gather and glue around top layer of our cake. Glue length of MA #BY66 green leaf trim around bottom layer of cake and begin decorating by gluing flatback pearls and small roses! Hot glue 3 largest roses with silk leaves to base of top layer.

Decorate area around fairies with small pieces of MA #BY16 and BY66 and flatback pink crystals & white pearl gemstones. Glue in place with tacky craft glue.

Our cake is done! Please don't let anyone taste the cake...I posted mine on my Facebook page and a friend thought it was a real cake!


Megan said...

oh my! i love how you decorate your cake. so stylish and i am really amazed, truly a work of art

Linda said...

This is absolutely lovely, it makes me smile. Cuz

susan said...

So much detail... so clever

Iulia said...

Gorgeous project! Thank you so much for the step by step details too!
Great stamp choice too!
Hugs, Iulia

Jodi said...

This is just beautiful and soo cute! Great Work on this!
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

That is truly amazing! Way to go my friend :o)

Danielle said...

Hello Ronda, this is absolutely wonderful! Love those little flowers decorating your cake.
Hugs. Danielle.

Isbel Ahmad said...

Great Tutorial Ronda!!!!!

Jessie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Just love the flowers and the colors on the fairies! Thanks for sharing!!
Jessie :)