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Monday, October 1, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Kick off!

Happy first day of October and the awesome 31 Days of October Blog Hop! 

Below are all the fabulous bloggers:
 
You won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious mailable cake art!
Part 1 - Carve and paint a sponge to look just like cake, then attach a post card
Part 2 - Frost your cake mail with painter's caulk and add Halloween bling

Come back tomorrow for another Halloween treat!  Moohoooaahahah!


Materials:
Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue
Large sponge
Painter's caulk
Card stock
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
Craft knife
Plastic disposable pastry bags  - sandwich bags are not strong enough for this
Embellishments
1. Cut sponge into wedges/cake slice shapes.
2. Cut a slot down the center of one side, horizontally and cut away the sponge in the slot.
3. Paint the sponge and allow to dry.
4. Cut card stock to the size of one side of the cake and glue on.
5. Squeeze caulk into a disposable pastry bag, tie the end off with a baggie tie and snip off the tip.
6. Squeeze the caulk  into the slot on the side and all over the top and back of the cake.
7. Add embellishments to the icing.
8. Allow to dry until the caulk is hard.  That may take a few days.

46 comments:

  1. How deliciously cool is that. Thanks you for so many ideas that are now spinning through my head. This would be awesome for weddings trinkets and such. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, ScrappinCSI! Ooh! I hadn't thought about wedding favors! Great idea!

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  2. OMG how delightful! Never seen this or would even think of this! Very cool! Talk about "Sponge Cake" LOL! Great job!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  3. what a great and orginal idea something i have never seen before very clever
    so cute and simple

    carolyn h

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    1. I found the tutorial on sheknows.com! The Halloween theme was my twist. I'm a sucker for crafts that look like food!

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  4. Woman....you had me hongry for that piece of delicious looking cake. ^_^ What an awesome idea..I love it and am so going to
    find a way to make one.

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  5. I love your cake art.it is fab!
    hugs,
    susan s

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  6. OMG! This is absolutely BRILLIANT!!! I am definitely going to give this a try! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial and awesome inspiration! BTW...I love your digi card as well with the spider web stamp and fun polka dots :)

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    1. Thank you, Lady B! That means so much to me!

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  7. LOVE your Halloween cake!!! I find ir soo funny tgat this is mailable!!

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  8. Thank you, Sylvia! I tested it out to make sure and it arrived intact from Utah to Maryland!

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  9. Well, as awesome as this is, I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop hopping and go find something to munch on! Darn, I've been so good all day.

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    1. Sorry, Sharon! It has the same effect on me!

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  10. Wow I've never seen anything like it before, what a fabulous idea and it looks jut amazing!!

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  11. Love it a fantastic idea
    Hugs xxx

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  12. Look good, I wish I had some to eat.

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  13. Thanks for sharing this idea.
    I will have to try it and hopefully they will look something like yours.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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    1. Thanks, Julia! I'd love to see it, if you do!

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  14. Novel idea - what happens when your roommate gets hungry and spies the chocolate cake slice on the counter. Oops.
    Karen

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  15. How fun is this! This would be great to send for birthdays!
    ~Heather

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  16. Love this! The one you sent me is on my dresser still. Lighting up the world for Halloween. <3

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    1. Yea! Yours is the large one in the photo. The one i finished in the video didn't come out as nice.

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  17. Fabulous! even on a diet you can have cake!!!

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  18. OH My Gosh, how cool! It looks so real too. Love this idea.

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  19. Wow! this is just wild. Looks good enough to eat! xxD

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  20. Oh wow this is fab and so different, love it
    Lindsay xx

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  21. so real looking! thank you for the great tut!

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  22. Ooooh - that looks so yummy. What a fabulous idea :-) Thank you for the recipe xxxxx

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  23. MMMMMM... that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! You Rock!

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