Friday, 21 November 2008

Have your cake and eat it

So, when I was rooting through my box of things to alter, which I’ve been squirreling away for years, I found another mulberry notepad – this time in hot pink.

It was just crying out for a fairy cake, I thought, so I stuck one on the front. This was actually inspired by one of the cards we are making at Chocolate Night tonight although, naturally, tonight’s card will be in shades of brown, as will all the projects on the agenda.

First I stamped the image on to some Designer Series Paper and cut it out with my FAB new Paper Snips. Next I stamped the image again on to Whisper White cardstock. I stuck the pink paper case on to the white image, then cut out the cake completely, cutting off the candle.

I coloured the sprinkles with blender pen and ink pads (Tempting Turquoise and Pixie Pink).

Next, to cover the bottom of the candle, I stuck a ½” circle of Pixie Pink cardstock over the top, to represent a cherry… or something else that’s round and sits on top of cakes. A line of white gel pen gave it some life.

Finally, I used some white liquid appliqué (which I haven’t managed to find in the shops for years – if anyone knows where I can get some more, I’d be very grateful) all over the topping, heating it with my Heat Tool to puff it up.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper, ½” circle punch, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Tempting Turquoise, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Whisper White, White gel pen, white liquid appliqué (not Stampin’ Up!), notepad (not Stampin’ Up!)

All products by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated. Please email me to order a catalogue, or click the picture of the catalogue on the right to view it online.


  1. This is so pretty! I love the colors.

  2. Welcome to the SU! family.


  3. Canada has loads of liquid appliqué - come on over!

  4. This is darling! I love cupcakes!

  5. Award : "I love your blog"

  6. Very cute! The cupcake looks good enough to eat!

  7. I love the icing on the cupcake.

  8. What a fun little notepad! Just perfect for a birthday gift too!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

The small print

This is my personal blog and my sole responsibility as an Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. All images are © Stampin' Up!® All content including photographs, projects and text are © Helen Read, unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to copy my ideas for your personal use and inspiration - if you are a SU demonstrator you may use these ideas for your events but please give credit where it is due. Please do not use my ideas for monetary gain, competitions or publication. The images on this blog - including blog buttons - should not be copied and used elsewhere on the internet or on CDs.