I am on another food kick. And you know me, if I’m craving something, it is most likely something sweet! Satisfy your spring fever and your sweet tooth with this lovely carrot cake box.
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Like many children, my kids are pretty picky eaters. So, I always kind of assumed that carrot cake is one of those desserts that they probably wouldn’t like, and might not even be willing to try (hello, it has a vegetable right there in the name). But, when we took a little road trip for spring break recently, we had tea at a castle in Colorado Springs: which, side note, was awesome! I’d highly recommend it if you happen to be visiting the Denver or Colorado Springs area.
More to the point, they served us carrot cake as one of the desserts, and my kids couldn’t get enough of it! And my son has been begging to bake a carrot cake with me ever since.
- Dura-Lar Film
- Hot Glue
- Precision Craft Glue or a Glue Stick
- Decorative Ribbon (optional)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the carrot cake box pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Start by attaching the two box pieces together like so. Then, glue on the orange “cake” layers on either side.
With those in place, fold along the score lines, and use hot glue to attach the tabs to the inside walls, forming your triangular box. Then, add the orange, triangular piece to the inside of the box for extra rigidity.
3. Next, make your lid by taking your scalloped, triangular piece, folding along the score lines, and gluing the tabs to the inside.
Roll three paper roses (or, in this case, swirls of whip cream), and attach them to the lid.
4. Finish your box by adding any bling you’d like, and attaching the carrot ribbon.
Note: I attached the two ribbon strips together before wrapping it around the cake, but I would recommend against doing that. It is better to interlock your carrot pieces first, then wrap your ribbon pieces around and glue them together at the length that works best with your box and where you want the carrot to go.
This box is a perfect way to enclose a fun, springtime gift (especially a sweet one)! And how cute would it be to see one of these as part of a place setting at a tea party!?
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 putting my carrot cake box together. And don’t forget to share your adorable finished project with me on Instagram!
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