3D Bakery Display Case – Cute Cut File Project

I don’t know about you, but I think a relaxing morning that includes a tasty drink and an even tastier pastry is much deserved. So, come on over to Miss Mandee’s Confectionary Corner, take a look inside this 3D bakery display case, and pick out a yummy treat!

3D Bakery Display Case

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3D Bakery Display Case

Learn how to assemble my adorable 3D bakery display case.

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of your 3D bakery display 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.

Layering the Pieces

  • Start by layering the decorative side pieces together, including the light pink frames as well as the Dura-Lar film pieces.

Assembling the Display Case

  • Take the large front piece of the display case and attach the tabs to one of the side pieces. Attach the smaller tabs a couple at a time as you work your way around the curved edge.
    Then, attach the opposite side.
    Once those are both attached, glue the decorative frame piece to the front and the rectangular Dura-Lar film piece to the inside.

Assembling the Interior

  • Take your two grey, shelf pieces and fold along the score lines.
    Attach the left and right tabs to the inside of your triangular side pieces so that your shelf forms a wedge shape. Repeat with the other shelf.
  • Next, layer your frosting pieces on top of the round cookie pieces. Then, attach them in rows on top of one of the white, scalloped trays. I used foam tape in order to prop them up and space them apart from one another, but you can just glue them flat to the tray if you’d like.
    Attach the donuts similarly to the other tray (I used hot glue to prop these ones up since foam tape would have shown through the hole). Then, attach both trays to the top of the smaller shelf.
  • Take your cake slice pieces and fold along the score lines. Attach each of the side tabs to the inside so that it forms a rounded triangle. Then, use the bottom tabs to glue the slice to a plate.
    When all 5 slices are complete, attach them to the top of the larger shelf.
    Hint: I decorated mine to look like slices of cheesecake, but you could easily turn them into colorful cake slices if you prefer. 
    Take the rectangular pink backing piece and attach both shelves using the tabs/slits provided. The smaller shelf will go on top, and the lager on beneath it.
  • Attach the decorative backing panel to cover up the tabs from the shelves.
    Then, slide the whole thing into the back of the display case and attach the tabs to the inside.
  • Gather your tiered cake pieces. Curl the rectangular pieces and fold all of the tabs inward.
    With one of your rectangular strips, glue the end tab to the opposite side to form a ring. Then, glue the corresponding circle piece to the top. Repeat with the other rectangular piece/circle.
    Then, glue the smaller cake tier on top of the larger one and add any other embellishments that you'd like.
  • Take your base piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides up and attach the tabs to the interior.
    Flip the whole thing over and attach the three cakes to the top.

Finishing Up

  • Add glue around the outside edges of the base and slip the whole thing into the bottom of the display case.
    Add any other embellishments or customization features that you’d like, and your 3D bakery display case is complete!

Video

Notes

This project comes out to be about 6.5" tall, 4.75" wide, and 3" deep when finished.

View the full-size tutorial photos below.

Supplies

How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of your 3D bakery display 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.

 

Layering the Pieces

2. Start by layering the decorative side pieces together, including the light pink frames as well as the Dura-Lar film pieces.

 

Assembling the Display Case

3. Take the large front piece of the display case and attach the tabs to one of the side pieces. Attach the smaller tabs a couple at a time as you work your way around the curved edge.

Then, attach the opposite side.

Once those are both attached, glue the decorative frame piece to the front and the rectangular Dura-Lar film piece to the inside.

 

Assembling the Interior

4. Take your two grey, shelf pieces and fold along the score lines.

Attach the left and right tabs to the inside of your triangular side pieces so that your shelf forms a wedge shape. Repeat with the other shelf.

5. Next, layer your frosting pieces on top of the round cookie pieces. Then, attach them in rows on top of one of the white, scalloped trays. I used foam tape in order to prop them up and space them apart from one another, but you can just glue them flat to the tray if you’d like.

Attach the donuts similarly to the other tray (I used hot glue to prop these ones up since foam tape would have shown through the hole). Then, attach both trays to the top of the smaller shelf.

6. Take your cake slice pieces and fold along the score lines. Attach each of the side tabs to the inside so that it forms a rounded triangle. Then, use the bottom tabs to glue the slice to a plate.

When all 5 slices are complete, attach them to the top of the larger shelf.

Hint: I decorated mine to look like slices of cheesecake, but you could easily turn them into colorful cake slices if you prefer. 

Take the rectangular pink backing piece and attach both shelves using the tabs/slits provided. The smaller shelf will go on top, and the lager on beneath it.

7. Attach the decorative backing panel to cover up the tabs from the shelves.

Then, slide the whole thing into the back of the display case and attach the tabs to the inside.

8. Gather your tiered cake pieces. Curl the rectangular pieces and fold all of the tabs inward.

With one of your rectangular strips, glue the end tab to the opposite side to form a ring. Then, glue the corresponding circle piece to the top. Repeat with the other rectangular piece/circle.

Then, glue the smaller cake tier on top of the larger one and add any other embellishments that you’d like.

9. Take your base piece and fold along the score lines. Fold the sides up and attach the tabs to the interior.

Flip the whole thing over and attach the three cakes to the top.

 

Finishing Up

10. Add glue around the outside edges of the base and slip the whole thing into the bottom of the display case.

Add any other embellishments or customization features that you’d like, and your 3D bakery display case is complete!

I am really pleased with how this project turned out! I wasn’t 100% sure how sturdy those shelves were going to be, or how the treats were going to look once inside, so it was really satisfying when everything ended up coming together the way I had imagined.

This would be such a fun papercraft to make for a talented baker or even just someone who enjoys the spoils of talented bakers (like myself).

Obviously, it’s the goodies inside that really steal the show with this project, but I did try to include some fun design elements on the outside of the display case as well. Did you notice the subtle strawberry pattern on the sides?

3D Bakery Display Case

3D Bakery Display Case

I use Adobe Illustrator for all 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 this 3D bakery display case for yourself or for a friend! And, as always, be sure to share your finished results with me on Instagram.

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3D Bakery Display Case

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15 Comments

15 Comments on 3D Bakery Display Case – Cute Cut File Project

  1. Tanya Flowers
    May 24, 2023 at 7:17 am (11 months ago)

    Mandee, I would love to stroll through your creative mind. The projects you come up with and execute are so amazing. I can’t keep up. I know it is part practice, part just in you. I am going to be a kindergarten teacher for the first time in August. I can’t wait to display some of your designs in my class for my students to enjoy. My theme is a fairy garden for the meaning of my first name and the meaning of kindergarten. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      May 24, 2023 at 9:34 am (11 months ago)

      Aww, that is so kind of you to say! I’m so glad that you enjoy my work. 💕

      I am honored that some of my projects will be a part of your classroom!! Thanks for taking the time to write this sweet comment and best of luck with your first Kindergarten class!

      Reply
  2. Helen J Roberts
    May 24, 2023 at 8:15 am (11 months ago)

    Amazing work! Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      May 24, 2023 at 9:34 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks so much Helen!! ❤️

      Reply
  3. Darlene
    May 24, 2023 at 11:21 am (11 months ago)

    5 stars
    I do projects in 1/24 and 1/48

    Reply
  4. GiGi
    May 24, 2023 at 12:25 pm (11 months ago)

    OMG this is so cute! I absolutely adore your creativity and truly appreciate how generously you share your designs. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      May 26, 2023 at 3:23 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you so much Gigi!! I’m so glad that you enjoy the things I design! 😊

      Reply
  5. Kathryn dawber
    June 3, 2023 at 5:49 am (11 months ago)

    Hi I would love to make this I have a cricut machine and having trouble getting the score and cut I’ve watched your blog how to do it but still won’t

    Reply
    • Mandee
      June 5, 2023 at 2:05 pm (10 months ago)

      Sorry you are having trouble. The main thing is to select the group of lines. If they show up as green (in your color swatch panel) then set them as “score.” Then, select the whole group (the lines and the shape) and attach. If the lines are pink, then you don’t need to change the settings, just attach them to their shape.

      Reply
  6. Linda Haimann Feldman
    July 26, 2023 at 11:01 am (9 months ago)

    5 stars
    This is absolutely brilliant!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      July 27, 2023 at 11:22 am (9 months ago)

      I’m so glad you like it Linda!!

      Reply
  7. Melissa Hunter
    December 4, 2023 at 12:16 am (4 months ago)

    How do I access the file? I can’t seem to be able to download it.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      December 11, 2023 at 12:22 pm (4 months ago)

      Sorry you are having trouble! Check out my FAQ page for detailed downloading instructions and troubleshooting tips.

      Reply
  8. Teresa Wilson
    April 4, 2024 at 10:48 pm (1 week ago)

    5 stars
    I have a question about the product Dura Lar Film. I see that you use it in this project and a few other projects. Is there a reason why you chose to use it instead of using acetate? Is it the same as acetate or is acetate just under a different name or is it a better product? Thank you so much.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      April 8, 2024 at 1:32 pm (7 days ago)

      I don’t have much experience with acetate, but I do know that Dura Lar film is known to be more sturdy and won’t discolor later on. That being said, of course you can use whichever project you have on hand!

      Reply

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