Sunday, October 12, 2008

LPS {Make a Wish} Sneak Peak! (& DIY Chocolate cake that's fat free) :O)

I have a yuckypucky flu-y bug, so this post will be short & hopefully sweet. It's about how to make a fast chocolate flourish cake that has no calories! heehee. I used the cake on the cover of this birthday book & used the soon to be released set {Make a Wish} from Little Paper Shop to add the sentiment: "Make a Wish." ;o) (The sets are coming on the 14th!)

In {Make a Wish}, there are some perfect birthday sentiments & in a supah cute font. Some of my faves are: "May you have a day that's perfect in every way" & "Aged to Perfection" & "Hugs, kisses and birthday wishes." I love how they fit in all kinds of punches & nestabilities.

Okay, you make-a the cake, me go ta sleep ;O)

1) stamp the flourishes for icing on cake
( This chocolate/paper confection uses the {Flourished Dove} stamp set from yesterday) If you line up your acrylic block with the edge of your paper, they'll line up perfectly parallel. This is heat-embossed with Chocolate Chip craft ink & clear embossing powder.

2) draw two lines

(one on each side to make the edges of the cake)

3) Trace something rounded
(to make the top of the cake. This is a creative memories oval cutter.)

4) Cut the cake

Heehee. :O) I love the edge this flourish makes. Who needs fancy punches? Well me, but... lol)

5) colour flourishes for icing
(I used brown CTMH markers, blended with colour on a waterbrush)

6) add glue pen details & glitter
(I love my Sakura Quickie glue pen & this is Martha Stewart Brownstone glitter...sparrrrkly)

7) pen emboss the pattern for gloss:
Doodle on lines around the pattern on the DP with a clear Sakura glaze pen. This is a weird but fun way to add a little bit of gloss. I guess it's kind of pen embossing. I like that you can control it so well (unlike regular embossing) & it's subtle but it adds depth to the pattern.

and then you have a cake! Yum cake...:O)

Click the pic if you'd like to see the details;
I'll add more info about the candle etc soon.

Other card ingredients: Baja Breeze & chocolate chip cardstock; Patterned Paper: Unique Boutique-Vintage Paisley (UNI-236) by Dream Street Papers and Cosmo Cricket: Fleuriste-Cobblestone. Embellishments: Platinum Hodge Podge hardware (SU), embroidery with light blue & brown thread, more {Flourished Dove} flourish embossed on DP & glittered with Sakura stardust pen.

Hope you're feeling great!

& check out the beautiful bloggin' that the Design Team is up to with these sets:


Penny said...

Oh this is so clever, I love it in chocolate and the florished edge is just perfect!

Thanks so much for your comments over on my blog - we are just starting to look for a home right now, I'm just clearing out a lot of stuff to be ready and taking a little break from blogging :)

Sheila said...

Ooooooooooh......I'll put the kettle on and you can cut the cake.
What a fabulous creation Mel.

Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog.....they brightened my day.

Lorraine said...

Sooo gorgeous is the cake good enough to eat. You are amazing Mel.

Unknown said...

WOW!!! I'm always amazed when I visit your blog- you have such amazing ingenuity and fun ideas!! This is fabulous.... so very very yummy! And no calories?! Bonus!
hugs, Jami

Bonnie said...

MEL!!! Wowzers girl!! Chocolate + cake + NO calories = One fabulous design!!

Anonymous said...

Oohh my word. You did this wonderful creation when you're sick, you poor dear. You should be in bed! Sorry it's over a long weekend too. That stinks.
What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!! I'm always amazed at your creativity!
Off to take DS to driver's ed.
Hope your feeling better!
Beth Greco

Elena said...

That is so clever! Love your fat free yumy cake! What a brilliant idea! All your deatiled work is fantastic! You added some stitching too! And the candle is from the CB embossing folder? Fabulous project!

Margaret McDonald said...

you are so smart. it looks delic

Linda Stamps said...

Wow! I so love this idea! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Annapurna said...

This cake is gorgeous. I will have to send you a pic of my wedding cake and see if you can create it with paper. I bet you can.

Some great ideas and love all those little flowers in the corners and all the details.

Sending you an email...

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cake. Hope you feel better soon.

Stampinsilvia said...

ohhh my this is just amazing! I want this set now...ohh wait I have it, I better get a bigger block so I can use the flourish like you did...perfect for a little girls birthday...which I have coming up! LOL SUPERB and I lvoe the tutorial too!

Anonymous said...

well that cake looks good enough to eat...feel better and call k?lovelady

Sue from Oregon said...

oh what a yummy bet the glitter is gorgeous IRL!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mel,
So sorry you are feeling under the weather. Amazing how you can still crack me up even when you are sick!!!!
Love your card..has so many realistic details on it. You are SO about the details. Thanks for continuing to inspire and feel better soon.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Maria said...

Mmmmm, that cake looks yummy enough to eat. Love how you used the flourish to decorate the cake!! The dp is so pretty too! It goes so well with your cake. When I look at your cards and projects, I can see you having fun making them!! It shows in the end results!!

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!!


Jennifer said...

Dee-lish cake!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Saying that this looks good enough to eat is a total UNDERSTATEMENT! This card is amazing, girl!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my your work is always so amazing, you clever girl you. Love it.

Lisa Olson said...

Wwo Mel, this card is absolutely amazing I love it and thank you so much for sharing how you did, the colours are fab the technique and layout is cool.

kathleenh said...

Mel, I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather. I hope you have a speedy recovery!

That cake is so gorgeous! It looks even better than the real thing.

Melanie said...

nummy nummers, I love this!!

hope I didn't mail our yucky flu germs to you!!! :( get well

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mel. Hope you feel well enough to enjoy the day. Your chocolate cake is amazing!


Gwen said...

oh mel this is just yummy looking!!! Thanks for all the details!!!so sorry you are not feeling well!! hope you get some rest & feel better soon!!

Erum Tasneem said...

do u eat this chocolate cake to get THIS creative?! This is super duper cool stuff Mel!
Now i am having a craving for some choco!

Janine said...

Mel my girl!!! That cake looks good enough to eat!!!

Anonymous said...

You are such a clever girl - LOL!!! Love your card!!!

Mada said...

Mel, you definitely are the most creative person I've met so far. What a brilliant idea to make up a cake using a flourish stamp and a bit of (lovely, lovely, lovely)paper.

I love the pen embossing technique :) This one is uncomplicated enough for me to try.

Hope you're feeling better by the minute and you won't let the flu settle in.


AnnMarie said...

That cake looks yummy enough to eat!! Straight to bed for you, Missy! Lots of vitamin C and liquid! Popsicles, chicken broth and jello! Hope you are on the mend soon!

Dizzy Broad said...

I finally checked out that Little Paper Shop (I'm on a spending diet so didn't even want to get tempted!)...oh my! What fun looking stamps!! And your cake sample is simply delicious! Sure wish there was a real cake like that I can have for dessert LOL! Your samples are out of this world and just truly amazing how you can come up with so many different techniques and looks! Thanks for sharing these with all of us stampers!

Allison Rankin said...

You make me sick (in the best way). You have more creative ideas in your toe than I do in my whole body. This looks edible! Super job!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful creation. I love how you put it together; thanks for the tutorial!! Hope you feel better soon, Mel.



L.A. said...

Hope you are feeling better! Even under the weather your creations are over the top wonderful!!

Kim Etherington said...

What a gorgeous elegant yummy cake! I hope you're feeling better for a vanilla tea misto later today! :o)

Shirley said...

Super delicious~! and oh so perfectly beautiful! Tooooo sweet to eat!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous! Love your cake and the tutorial on how you did it just rocks! Amazing card!

Tonniece said...

This looks sooooo deeee-lish. Yummy.

Too beautiful Mel.

Risa said...

I told you that you are a genius Mel! I love your cake and the added bonus...its fat free!
Thank you for sharing your tutorial Mel, you have some "mad skills" girlie!
Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest:)

Elaine said...

This has GOT to be one of the most inspiring blogs around!! You are so creative and clever, girlfriend! Love that cake - but I would not be able to make it unless you were giving a class in person.

Anyway, love it!

Elaine :)

Teri said...

Yum! Your cake is so yummy! I just LOVE how you did the icing...super talented GF!!

Deb Neerman said...

Oh, yummers! That cake looks delish!

See, your brain was sending you a subliminal message to eat chocolate to heal your body. Chocolate cake actually works better than chocolate candy IF you frost it with chocolate AND eat at least four slices. Medical proof exists, I swear!

LOVIN' that sparkly MS brown glitter ... I'm afraid to buy it though ... I'll prolly try to eat it.

Feel better!

Crissy said...

Hope you are feeling better! That cake looks yummy! I think if I got that in the mail I would probably lick it just to be sure the icing wasn't real!! he he