We are expanding our cultural horizons once again; and, this time, with dessert! (Two sweet treat-themed designs within a week, I must have been hungry when I was planning this month’s projects). This Japanese soft serve comes in a very unique, and very whimsical “cone.” That’s right, today’s project is die cut taiyaki ice cream!
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In case you’re not familiar with this trendy treat (in truth, I had to look up the name of it when I thought of doing this design), taiyaki is a waffle-like treat that is baked into a fish-shaped mold. Then, a filling is added in the tail, and ice cream goes in on top. I’ve only ever had taiyaki ice cream once, but (even though I forgot the actual name of the dessert) it was a memorable and delicious experience for sure!
And, not only is this design super cute, but it also has a little surprise—it’s a gift card holder!
Assembling this project is pretty straightforward, but it will require a little setup in your design software first. The bright pink lines in the design are meant to be cut lines, the green one is meant to be a score line, and the blue ones can either be debossing lines or drawing lines (depending on your preference and the tools you have available).
If you’re having trouble setting up the lines, check out this video.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making your very own die cut taiyaki ice cream! I hope you have as much fun putting these together as I did. Be sure to share your adorable results with me on Instagram!
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