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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday Tutorial - Tea Light Birthday Cake!

Hello! Rachel here from Cricut with Heart and today I'm sharing how I made a Tea Light Birthday Cake for a family friend who turned 90 years old.

This project was inspired by Bren Yule, a fellow CTMH consultant who gave one of these cute little cakes to my friend Mary. When I saw it, I couldn't wait to try this out for myself! I "googled" it to find directions, and there are all kinds of tutorials out there on the web. I picked different elements from several of them, so here is how I ended up making mine.

From page 41 of Cricut Art Philosophy, I cut 2 of the Circle3 scallop circles at 2" for the base of the cake.

I used the CTMH 1 1/4 circle punch to cut out a hole to access the light switch and battery compartment under the light. I hand cut the same size hole from the chipboard scallop circle shape from Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes sheet.

I cut another 2" scallop circle (circle3) for the top of the cake. To make a hole for the flame, I folded it in half and then in half again, and then cut off the tip of the triangle shape that was made. I also cut small slits at each scallop to make it easier for the edges to fold over the sides of the top.

I inked the edges of all the pieces, then used Liquid Glass to glue the 2 circles to the chipboard piece on top and bottom, and then glued it to the bottom of the tea light. I glued a piece to fit around the edge of the light, and then glued the top piece on it.

Then I cut 3 flowers from Page 68 (font, base) at 1 3/4". I inked the edges, and folded over the petals before rolling them up with the Quilling Tool.

I glued these flowers to the top of the cake, around the flame. I added Bitty Pearls to the center of each flower, and around the top on each scallop. For a final touch, I cut out "90" at 3/4" and covered it with Green Glitz Glitter Gel, then glued it to the front.
I hope you'll give these fun little cakes a try. They are fun and easy! I even made a little cake box to put it in. This box is from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Very pretty!Love your projects!Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Perfect!! a wonderful idea as a gift of fun present topper. Thansk for the step by step.

  3. Wonderful tutorial and I love the cake box too!

  4. This is such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. thanks for the information. I've been trying to get the sizing right on these for awhile, especially the access to the battery and switch. Can't wait to try it.


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