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Jan 27, 2012

50th Birthday Pop Up Crown Cake

I pulled numerous sources from my idea file for this 50th birthday pop up card.

pop up birthday cake card

On the front, the speech bubble says "We are not amused."

Inside I referenced England's "keep calm and carry on" wartime posters and Marie Antoinette--not that she actually said "let them eat cake".

pop up birthday cake card

This is a one tier tabletop type pop up cake as demonstrated in this post: Building a Better Pop Up Cake Part 4.

pop up birthday cake card

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

Make the cake top

Cut out a 3" diameter circle of sturdy card stock for the cake top. Fold it in half. Measure out 3/4" on either side of the center fold and cut a slit on each side, parallel to the center fold. Each slit should be a tiny bit more than 1/2" long.

Attach crown to cake top

The crown is cut from a cupcake wrapper template designed by Monica Björk. I removed a great deal of the detailing on the pattern because I made it so much smaller (51% of original size).

The diameter of the base of the crown is 1.5". I added tabs on the right and left sides to attach it to the cake top. The tabs are 1/2" wide.

Glue the crown ends together.

Precrease the crown by folding it in half so the tabs are one on top of the other. Uncrease.

Slide the tabs of the crown through the slits on the cake top and tape them to the back side of the cake top.

Make the legs

Cut two long strips for the cake legs: 1/2" wide by 6" long. Divide each into 4 equal segments of 1.5" and crease.

pop up cake card

Referring to the post mentioned above, glue legs to the cake top, and then glue the legs into the base card.

Wrap the sides

For the cake side, cut a strip of lightweight paper 1.5" wide by 11" long.

Scroll down in this post for detailed instructions for adhering the side piece.

cake pop up card

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3 comments:

Soraya said...

You're so creative! It's a lovely cake card!

Anonymous said...

What size paper did you use for the base card?

Carol said...

I think it was 12" x 6", and then trimmed to fit.