Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tea Light Birthday Cake

I'm taking a break from the holiday cards in order to make this little Tea Light Birthday Cake for a family friend who is turning 90!

This project was inspired by Bren Yule, a fellow CTMH consultant who gave one of these cute little cakes to Mary at a recent retreat. When I saw hers, 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 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 then hand cut the same size hole from the scallop circle from Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes.

I then 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.

Happy Crafting!


  1. This is too cute...I check your site everyday...you post the cutest crafts! I love your use of the cricut. TFS!

  2. This is a very creative idea!! Very pretty!

  3. I knew I followed your blog for a reason. SOOOO cute!


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