Thursday 15 October 2009

Tea Light Cake!

Supplies: Battery operated tea light (2 for $1.o0 at Dollar Store), SU Exclusive Flower Folds die, SU Afternoon Tea DP, punches from Martha Stewart and EK Success. Faux half-back pearls from Michaels, faux pearl string roll form Michaels.

This Tea Light cake is a super easy gift to make!! I always make a matching card to go with it. (To see a tutorial and photos of the matching card, please visit my blog at Everlasting Ink!!)

Hope you enjoy!

You will need a battery operated tea light, DP and any embellishment you want for your cake.

This tutorial is how I did the above cake with the materials I had on hand, but you can use ribbon, stickers, sequence, beads, all kinds of fun embellishments!

Wrap the tea light with your choice of DP, leaving about 1/8" border on top. Battery operated tea lights can vary in size, so just measure or eyeball the one you are going to use. You want to make sure there is an extra amount of DP around the top of the tea light.

Snip at even intervals all the way around the exposed perimeter of the DP.

Fold down the edges and glue to top of tea light.

Cut out the smallest flower of the Sizzix Flower Folds die (SU Exclusive). Punch a 1/4" hole in the middle, then use your craft night to slice random criss-cross marks across your hole.

Slip the die cut flower over the flame of the tea light. Adhere the "petals" down to the sides of your cake.

Choose tiny sized embellishments to add to your cake. I used my Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch (the 2 smallest petals) and an EK Success leaf punch. I then added mini brads to the centers of my flowers and glued them to the top of the cake with some punched leaf branches.

I then added half-back white pearls to the scallops on the side. I rimmed the bottom with a string of more white pearls from a roll of faux string pearls.

You can decorate your cakes in so many different ways!! These are seriously EASY and fun to make!! If you have any questions, please stop by my blog and leave me a comment! THANKS!!