Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cake Slice Project

Here are a couple of "cakes" we made for the last day of Pre-School. These cake slices are fun to make and roomy to fill with goodies. I filled them with items from the dollar store and with some Rolo's and Hershey Kisses. Many of you thought it was a great idea so here are the steps to make the cake slices. We used both the Clear Rubber Stamps from the Circus Set and then did another cake from the Fish Set.

First, print out the cake slice template. [Right click on the image and save to your computer.] You will need 12 cake slices to make one full cake. I like to use card stock because it is more durable then regular paper. Practice on regular paper before making your final project.

Cut along the solid lines and score along the dotted lines. I cut out the template with a scissors and I purchased a paper cutter with a scorer from the craft store. If you don't have a scorer, then fold over at the dotted line and use something to crease the area. Cut with an exacto knife the line by the flap.

Glue on the back side of the template the two areas noted and fold into a cake slice and seal the glued end. I used a glue stick, as that will give you time to match the ends without a permanent seal and it will allow you to play with before the glue sets permanently. Remember, the glued flaps go on the inside of the cake slice.

Last, decorate your cake slices. I used our clear rubber stamp set along with the washable/child safe ink pad and then decorated with Crayola washable markers and Crayola Washable Colored Pencils. I cut out the images and used a brad to put the circus animals on the top and with the fish set I used foam mounting tape to raise the image up on the cake slice. I used left over paper from cutting out the pie slice to make shapes to add to the box. Add a couple touches of washable glitter glue and any other decorations. When dry, fill with goodies. Have fun and let your child assist with decorating. Great for parties or gifts. I like the following blog and you can go to it for more ideas.

Clear rubber fish stamp set used below. Used scrap paper from the cake slice to make the accessories and used washable glitter glue to add sparkly color.

Completed "Circus Cake" with 12 slices. I purchased a plastic cake plate for $1.00 from a dollar store.

Close up of the Circus Cake slices.

Completed Fish Cake with 12 slices.

Filled with goodies.

Remember to involve your child in your kids craft projects and we always use washable products for easy clean up.


  1. thanks for sharing....I will use this idea for a birthday crop

  2. It is a very fun project and the kids enjoy the treats!

  3. thank you so much its so easy to do! i love it!

  4. what type of cardstock should i use? what lb paper will be suitable to hold up he candy?

  5. Ada, any type of cardstock you find at a craft or office supply store will work. Has to be heavier then copy paper. I think mine was 65lb. Have fun!

  6. I love this idea - so many possibilities.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thank you I will make these for my daughter's first communion. Good job young creators!!!!!!!

  8. You really did a great job with that cake. It's adorable!

    Thanks for the shout out!!