Learn how to make a cake slice gift box!

This is one project that is sure to “bake” you smile! We can all admit that we love celebrating. Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or just because, dessert is usually the main (and sometimes the only) course! Even if you've had enough, there’s always room for cake…or should I say, "there's always room for a cake slice gift box!

And oh how “sweet” it is…except for this one! No eggs, sugar or butter required when using the Cake Slice Box Thinlits die cutting set! Just pure sweetness, in an adorable way! With the Sizzix Big Shot Machine instead of a preheated oven, there are rainbow layers of fun in every slice. They’re sure to make everyone happy!

The gift giving ideas are endless with this cute little "slice" of joy! Bringing someone a sweet birthday gift? Presentation is sometimes just as fun, this one is for sure! Why not, remove the "frosted" lid, and add that special trinket? Hosting a celebration? Set this culinary treat out in full display during the soiree. As the party goers say their goodbyes, “cut “ the cake and give them each a to-go cake slice gift box as a party favor, all filled up with a little something special. Include some sweet little chocolates, petite candies or a favorite inspirational quote all rolled up and tucked inside.

Whatever you decide, they'll head home with a sweet gift from you!

Life is always better with sprinkles. With all of the “ingredients” cut and assembled, you’ll be so impressed with your “baking” skills. Putting this sweet project together for all of your friends, is literally “a piece of cake”!

What you will need:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)

Sizzix Thinlit Die Set 10PK - Box, Cake Slice

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK - Phrase, Happy Birthday to You

Sizzix Making Essential - Adhesive Sheets, 6" x 6", Permanent, 10 Sheets

Sizzix Surfacez - Cardstock, 8-1/4" x 11-3/4", 20 Assorted Colors, 80 Sheets

Sizzix Surfacez - Cardstock, 8-1/4" x 11-3/4", 10 Festive Colored Cardstock, 60 Sheets

Sizzix Surfacez - Cardstock, 8-1/4" x 11-3/4", 20 Muted Colors, 80 Sheets

Sizzix Surfacez - 10 Neutral Colored Cardstock, 60 PK

Sizzix Surfacez - Patterned Paper, Color Story, 80 Sheets

Sizzix Making Essential - Adhesive Sheets

Sizzix Making Essential - Express Glue, 120ml

Sizzix Accessory - Glue Gun

Step-by-step instructions:

Instructions are "per slice", repeat these 8 times to "bake" a full cake.

Die cut out of white cardstock, 1 each of the Cake Slice Box lid, base, and their scored backs, 3 scalloped edges and 6 whipped cream puffs. Then die cut out of Amber (or Mango Tango) cardstock, the stemmed flower and bud from the Happy Birthday to you Thinlts die cutting set, you will need the bud only for the candle flame. Next, fold in at each tab and along all score lines of each die cut. On the scored backs with multiple tabs, "roll" to create a smooth "curve". Alternatively, fold at each vertical score line.

Using Adhesive Sheets, peel off the backing and adhere to the smooth side of the colored cardstock of your choice. I used the Amber, Lavender Dust, Mermaid Kiss, Holly Berry, Lush Leaves and Pink Fizz. Next die cut out of each adhesive backed piece, 1 each of the cake "layers" (Note: have the blade against the non adhesive side). Once that is complete, Die cut out of each remaining adhesive backed color cardstock, die cut cake sprinkles.

Using the Sizzix Express Glue, adhere the curved backs of the box lid and base tabs to the straight edge of the box lid and base.

"Draw" a small line of glue along the curved edge of the box lid and adhere each small tab along the curved edge. Now, repeat this step with the box base. Then, add a small amount of glue to the remaining box lid tab and adhere to complete lid assembly. Repeat this with the box base. Using the Sizzix Express Glue, "draw" a thin line along both sides and the back of Cake Slice Box. Then adhere the scalloped die cuts and trim off any excess.

Next you will need to match up the corresponding edges of whipped cream puffs with another whipped cream puff, adhere them to each other using Express Glue. Repeat this step with all 6 puffs, leaving it open-ended to insert a candle later.

For the next step, peel off the adhesive backing of the Lavender Dust cake layer. I would recommend starting at the back the Cake Slice Box base and adhere at top edge of box. Continue with the remaining Lavender Dust die cuts around the box base and trim off the excess and repeat with the remaining cake layers.

Trim a patterned cardstock to a 2" x 2-1/2" piece, then tightly roll the piece length ways around a narrow paintbrush (skewer, knitting needle, etc.)

Then adhere to close, creating a tight tube. Now with Express Glue, adhere one bud into the narrow opening of the candle. Place the candle into the opening of the whipped cream puff, and adhere with the Sizzix Express Glue. Then, add more glue to enclose the candle inside of whipped cream puff.

Using hot glue, adhere assembled piece onto the Cake Slice Box lid and peel off the adhesive backing off the cake sprinkles and scatter them onto Cake Slice Gift Box lid.

I hope I have satisfied your craving of a sweet and fun way to create a gift box for that special someone or someones! Thank you for reading along. I look forward to seeing what delicious "recipe" you've "baked up"! If posting, be sure to use the hashtag #mymakingstory. You'll definitely want to use the discount code DEBBIE20 when ordering any of the product listed above!

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