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Aug 27, 2009

Building a Better Pop Up Cake: Part 5

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How to add slots to any pop up cake design

If you have the Sizzix pop up cake die and want to add a little extra pull to it, you can modify the design by adding slots.

If you have not been following along, you should read Part 1 and Part 2 first.

How and where to add slots to pre-cut cake pieces

Pre-fold each cake tier in half, legs together. Unfold the larger tier.

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Lay the larger tier on the table. Line up a ruler with the legs and draw two guidelines across the tier.

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Lay the smaller tier on top of the larger tier, aligning center folds and legs.

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Holding the tiers in place, push the legs of the smaller tier to the left, out of the way.

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Pencil on the larger tier where the leg foldine of the smaller tier lies. It should be between the guidelines you drew.

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Flip smaller tier over, aligning centers and pushing legs to the right. Mark the other side slot.

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The larger tier will look like this. Notice the slots are the same height as the legs. The width between the slots is the width of the smaller tier.

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Cut the slots and assemble as described in Building a Better Pop Up Cake: Part 2.