Let Them Eat Cake

Every now and then I have the opportunity to make a beautiful cake for someone special. In this case it was for two people. On Saturday Christie and Nathan tied the knot after a whirlwind romance (how romantic) and I had the honour of making their wedding cake.

A few weeks ago, Christie came to me with a picture of a silhouette cake she’d seen from a London bakery and asked me to recreate it. It seemed simple enough… if you had an e-cutter that you could feed fondant through. I didn’t. But I decided that it would still be possible to do it all by hand. She also gave me some specific silhouettes that were symbolic of their relationship.

The bottom tier featured them as a courting couple. They often visited the local gardens and this scene also includes Christie’s son playing nearby.

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

The middle tier features the proposal scene…

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

… and the top tier features the wedding ceremony.

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

And here it is in full.

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

I was glad to hear that they loved it.

If you’d like to see more of my cakes, visit my album here.

We’ll return to our regular papercraft posts very soon!

Jess x

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Hippity, Hoppity, a blog hop’s on its way

EurekaStampers Easter Blog Hippity-Hop. www.thepapercaper.com.au

 

Welcome to another EurekaStampers blog hop. We’re celebrating all things Easter – the real meaning as well as the fun. Have you hippity-hopped over from Lorinda’s blog? If not, get started here and you can follow the blog hop using the links below. But first… onto my projects.

When I signed up to this blog hop I knew straight away that one of my projects would be based on the Berry Basket Bigz Die because you can’t have Easter without a cute egg hunting basket right? I’ve made a few before using different colour cardstock etc and I know that you can stamp on them or emboss them to create some different looks. Well, I had another idea. Because I was the one who designed our blog hop banner, I thought I could also make use of it for my basket. I removed the banner and text so that I was left with just the Easter scene. I resized it to match the size of the Berry Basket die, added in some extra grass green for the bottom of the basket and some sky blue for the strip that adheres the basket together (you could also use this for a handle too). Then it was simply a matter of printing, cutting and gluing together and I had myself a custom Easter basket.

FREE printable Easter basket for Stampin' Up! Berry Basket Bigz Die. Details and download @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

Do you like it? Want some of your own? Click this link -> Easter_basket_printable_thepapercaper.com.au to download and print your own. Need the die? Order it here.

Note: All the digital design and elements were completed on MDS (My Digital Studio) by Stampin’ Up! This program will retire on 31 May 2015 so if you need to download the program or any digital elements, make sure you do that before the end of May!

Here’s a little extra pic of my Mr 7’s creations for his classmates. This die is AWESOME!

Stampin' Up! framelit Easter bunnies. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

 

Now on to my next project. Here in Australia, we don’t really do Easter cards but the ones I’ve made here could easily convert into a gift tag or similar for an easter gift. I’ve used the Circle Collection framelits and Flower Fair framelits to create a negative space bunny.

Stampin' Up! framelit Easter bunnies. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

Stampin' Up! framelit Easter bunnies. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

Once you’ve cut out your bunny, simply pop some patterned paper behind to make him/her stand out.

Stampin' Up! framelit Easter bunnies. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

You can even get a bit tricky with it and make a floppy ear by only cutting half way through the framelit and turning it.

Stampin' Up! framelit Easter bunnies. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.auOf course, you can use your cut out pieces to make a different kind of bunny, just like my Mr 7 did here for his classmates.

Stampin' Up! framelit Easter bunnies. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

There you have it. I hope you’ve been inspired to get busy on your own Easter projects or introduce the kids to the Big Shot and get them working on their own creative Easter class gifts.

Next on the hippity blog-hop, you’re off to view the wonderful creations at Cards by Carly.

Feeling lost? Here are all the members of today’s blog hop.

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Jessica Williams <– that’s me

Carly Middleton

 

Enjoy,

Jess x

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