Of all the pretty paper crafts you could make today, this one takes the cake! We are going to make a project stunning enough for a wedding cake display window. And, good news, no prior experience with fondant is required when assembling this 3D paper cake.
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Believe it or not, this project came about quite by accident. I actually had a totally different paper craft planned for today (one that I still plan on sharing at a later date). But, I started putting this cake together, and I just couldn’t stop myself!
I always love it when I can incorporate some pretty ribbons and justify my ever-growing ribbon stash! And this cake was definitely asking for some lovely ribbon.
To put this 3D paper cake together:
- Cut out all of the pieces. Figure out which rectangular strips go together. The three [matching] slightly shorter ones will be used for the bottom layer, and the two [matching] slightly longer ones will be used for the top layer.
- Attach your two top layer strips together. Fold in the tabs, and attach them to the circular top piece, a couple at a time, until you reach the end.
- Slip the top tier of the cake into one of the ring pieces and glue the tabs to the inside. Attach the three bottom layer strips together. Fold in the tabs, and attach them around the perimeter of the base layer, a couple at a time, until you reach the end.
- Attach the other ring piece to the bottom tabs. Add any ribbons and embellishments you’d like.
- Roll your paper flowers, and secure them with glue. Attach them, along with some leaves, to the cake in a cascading fashion.
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 3D paper cake together. And don’t forget to share your elegant finished project with me on Instagram!
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