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Creating Dimensional Birthday Cake Frosting

by Janette Kausen July 18, 2019 23 Comments

Hi there, friends! Did you know that September is the busiest birth month in the United States? Specifically, September 9th is the most popular day for singing that very first Happy Birthday tune (Time). Worldwide the busiest month varies year to year, but it generally falls within July, August or September. Given that, I'm a thinkin' I best get crackin' on a few birthday cards!

Create today's card by first piecing together a rainbow base on an A2 Dove White panel with long 1/4" strips of Azalea, Papaya, Kiwi, Paradise and Amethyst. Adhere in place with Precision Glue and then trim the long strips to fit from the back. 

Die cut Dancing Music Notes in Dove White and trim it down just enough to create a rainbow border. Adhere music panel flat over colorful base.

Stamp the Color Layering Birthday Cake in Soft Vanilla for the cake itself and any very light shade of ink for the frosting. It will only be used as a guildline. I used Soft Yellow. Die cut and trim off candle flush. Then coat frosting with Crystal Clear Lacquer. Layer on White Puff embossing powder while lacquer is wet and immediately heat with an embossing heat tool. The combo will puff and create a frosting like appearance.  Add a second layer of lacquer and embossing powder to outer edge of slice for additional dimension.

Crystal Clear Lacquer and White Puff embossing powder can be purchased together in our Snow & Froth Technique Kit.

Poke candle, stamped in Rose Madder, Butter Bar and Soft Cantaloupe into still warm lacquer. Add a drop of glue midway up the back of the candle for security. Adhere slice over Pitch Black circle and pop on a white detail embossed sentiment.

TIP: The background of this project is a great scrap buster! Imagine all of the color combos you could create!

Happy crafting!





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23 Responses

Michele W
Michele W

July 26, 2019

I’m a September baby but in our family October is the big month for birthdays – 12 of them but several friends. Love this cheerful card and the fact that it can work as either a feminine or masculine card. I definitely need to order that dancing notes cover plate. It can be so hard to tell what something it actually going to look like when all you see is a picture of the die itself but, after seeing how you used it here, I have sooo many ideas for using this die. Hadn’t thought about using this icing technique but I plan to give it a try soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia Faulkner
Cynthia Faulkner

July 22, 2019

I have the die, but this is a new idea on using it. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Whitten
Donna Whitten

July 21, 2019

What a yummy card, thanks for sharing!

Darlene De Sario
Darlene De Sario

July 21, 2019

This cake looks delicious! Fabulous technique on icing, cant qait to try it! Tyfs

Karen Nelson
Karen Nelson

July 20, 2019

what a fun and cool looking card. That cake looks good enough to eat!!

Anne
Anne

July 19, 2019

Thought this piece was REAL! This is great!

Melissa K
Melissa K

July 19, 2019

So fun — and as you said a great way to use up all those pesky scraps. It’s nice to see your dies in action. The music die looks so bright and colorful with the peak of color. Thanks for sharing!!

Felicia C
Felicia C

July 19, 2019

Sweet! I can almost taste the frosting on the cake. Just love it!

Kirsty
Kirsty

July 19, 2019

Amazing!!!!

Karen F.
Karen F.

July 18, 2019

What a fun card! Great way to use the white puff embossing powder from the August 2019 MMH kit for the frosting. Don’t have the cake stamp and die, but definitely will try this with my cupcake stamp and die. Thanks for the inspiration!

Angela
Angela

July 18, 2019

Can you link the products you used. I’ve never even heard of some of them.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

July 18, 2019

Cake looks yummy! Thanks for the instruction! Card is pretty, too.

Henriétte
Henriétte

July 18, 2019

What a very happy birthday card Janette, I love how you used the stunning Dancing music notes die on top of the rainboiw colourd card.
And what a great idea for the frosting! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration!

Rae
Rae

July 18, 2019

Super cool Janette! Love that dimensional frosting! Can’t wait to try it. Am going to test using brown/chocolate embossing powder mixed into the white puff embossing powder for my chocolate frosting!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

July 18, 2019

Fun card! Colorful and the frosting is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Marianne Barr
Marianne Barr

July 18, 2019

Love the birthday card!!

Lagene
Lagene

July 18, 2019

Awesome card, I love your frosting technique!

Becca
Becca

July 18, 2019

This is by far the cutest card! The frosting looks so real you almost want to swipe your finger on it when no one is looking. It’s so realistic looking, and so inviting. Brilliant!!!!!!

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

July 18, 2019

Very nice frosting. Good enough to eat.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

July 18, 2019

What a fabulous birthday card!! You don’t say, there are quite a few September birthdays in my family! LOL

Michelle Hackett
Michelle Hackett

July 18, 2019

This is great. I love creating colored backgrounds this way. And that frosting looks good enough to eat, lol.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

July 18, 2019

Ooh this is awesome!! I love the colorful musical background and the super yummy cake!! :) Frosting is just awesome!!

Patt H.
Patt H.

July 18, 2019

I love this cake, I mean CARD!), so much! That frosting is amazing. I thought it was a photograph at first. Such a great use of scraps for the background too. Thanks for sharing this yummy design!