White Diecutting and Yummy Cakes

White Diecutting and Yummy Cakes

 

Sometimes my craft desk can look like a bombs gone off as I pull out every tool and supply going to make a card.   Last night, as it was so cold here, I decided to craft in the living room which means limited supplies and no mess!   So I decided to bake couple of die cut cakes using the delicious new Desserts on Display Die from MFT.  I really like this set as the cakes come with realistic looking icing and fillings as well as the fruit to decorate it with and the brilliant dome that can be tweaked to get some different looks.   I limited what I could use to the die set, white card for all the die cutting, my watercolour pencils and a waterbrush - I have to say I am pretty happy with the results!

 

For the first card I used the bundt cake die, icing and fruit, all cut from white card and simply coloured with my watercolour pencils.  I layered up 4 shades on the cake and blended them out with a waterbrush.  To add realistic baking like texture I scribbled some of the darker two colours onto scrap and used the waterbrush to pick up the colour like a paint and dot on some texture.   I did the same techniques for all the fruit.   I actually need a 50th card for a friend next week, so I added numbers using The Greetery's Cake Pop Candles dies - I just rubbed my pencil dry across the surface this time to keep the colour out of the texture in the die.  I snipped off the top portion as i didn't need the folded over version for this card.  I created a soft shaded watercolour background on the nordic frame die by blending 3 shades of green pencils getting darker in the middle and blending them out with the waterbrush.  The sentiment I used is from Sweet Celebration Wishes which is out of stock, but the new Sweet Nothings stamp has lots of sentiments that would go with both this die set and the new chocolate box die too.

 

Whilst I had my white card out, I thought I'd try the other cake too.  Simply coloured with the pencils and waterbrush again - putting a darker pink into the lines on the die cut to get the shading in the icing - pencils and water on top make this super easy.   Once assembled, I thought I'd pop this one under the cloch.   I did cut that from acetate and then to stick it down I just put clear glaze on the icing of the cake and gently placed the acetate on top without squishing it.   Once dry I then stuck the cake onto the plate (you get both a plate and a cake stand in the die set)  I matched the handle to the plate but you can just leave it clear.  By using clear glaze you don't see the glue on the acetate.  I added a couple of white highlights with a white marker.   The circle behind the cake is actually a left over gift tag from Christmas (crimped circle tag) - I just cut the tab off the top and used the same blending technique for a soft ombre background.

 

 

Hope that's given you some ideas for the new die set - it is sure to be one I reach for often as its perfect for so many ocassions.

 

Catch you later

 

Tara