Oh Yummers – Chocolate Cake Box


Did I tell you I’m going to Salt Lake City for a Stampin’ Up! Convention in July? I know I did, but I’m so excited. You’ll hear me talk about it a lot. This is just one of the projects I’m taking with me for a Splitcoast Stampers swap group, “Dream Swap Convention 08″, Group 4 (you will only be able to get this link if you’re registered as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator on Splitcoast). Each of my fellow swapees will get one whole cake. Yep, I’m making 11 of these babies – that’s 110 slices of cake, 330 butterflies!

Here’s my recipe.

Chocolate Paper Cake

Serves ten. No calories, (no nutritional value, either). Preheat heat gun . . .

  • Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink Classic, Chocolate Chip Classic, Mellow Moss Craft, Very Vanilla Craft
  • Stamp Sets: Twill, Priceless
  • Tools: Mat/Paper Piercing Kit, Priceless Classy Brass template, Bone Folder, Sponge, Stapler, Scor-pal, Paper Snips (detail scissors)
  • Fibers: Tulle, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon
  • Adhesive: Pop-up Glue Dots, Two-way glue, Crystal Effects, Tombow, Snail
  • Misc: Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Tearing Ruler, Dazzling Diamonds, Flat-back Pearls (Pretties Kit),

IMG_1254Prepare I cup (30) butterflies by stamping the butterfly image from Priceless 30 times on Very Vanilla cardstock with Mellow Moss craft ink and embossing with iridescent ice powder. Cut them out with Paper Snips detail scissors. Add flat-back pearls using Crystal Effects as a glue.

Prepare 1 cup pink icing (10 slices) by cutting ten, 2-3/4″ x 7-1/4″ pieces of Pretty in Pink cardstock, scoring it them 2-3/8″, and then using a craft knife to create the triangle tip from the score line. Stamp the swirl image from Priceless onto the pink icing with Very Vanilla craft ink and emboss with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Using the paper piercing pattern on the Priceless brass template, paper-pierce swirls for the top of each cake piece.

Prepare the buttercream icing for the ten large scallops by stamping the swirl image from Priceless with Pretty-in-Pink classic ink randomly onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Cut this 2-3/4″ by 2″ and score at 1″. Use the circle Coluzzle to make each 1″ side of the fold into a large half-circle.

Prepare the buttercream icing for the sides of the cake by tearing 12″ Very Vanilla cardstock into ten 1/2″ by 12″ strips. Add two score lines 1/4″ apart, and, using two-way glue, add diamond glaze to the edge of the strips.

For the cholcate cake, itself, download this template: Piece-a-Cake. Print the largest template ten times onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and cut and score. Stamp with Twill background stamp using Chocolate Chip classic ink for cake texture, and sponge Chocolate Chip ink on the edges.


I know you can’t tell by the picture, but the pink flap at the end lifts up and the box opens to put in a treat. The flap is held down with the magnetic snaps (Velcro would also work).

Here’s the top of the cake, so you can hopefully see all the embossed and paper-pierced swirls.


One more picture because I’m just so pleased with this (that, and it took a lot of work).


This is one cake that is still on my diet. Bon appetit.

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Sweet Comments

  1. Kadie Labadie says:

    Is WOW in the Dictionary? You a one AMAZING LADY – What a task you took on and PULLED this off like it was a walk in the park. It is without a doubt the most beautiful thing I have seen in a VERY VERY LONG time. I can only image how THRILLED the members are going to feel when they receive your swap. Lucky them! Wishing you SO MUCH FUN at convention-and look forward to hearing all about it when you return. GREAT JOB! Kadie

    It is beautiful and I can’t believe how much you’ll hate chocolate cake later on! That is a huge undertaking and I’m totally impressed! Those swappees are gonna LOVE you! (if not, there’s something wrong with them! lol!)
    See you at Convention!!!

  3. oh ya, i forgot to mention how much i loved your “recipe” directions… too freakin’ cute!!!

  4. That is amazing!! Gorgeous project!!

  5. Your swap members are going to love you…imagine getting chocolate cake without any calories…”DELICIOUS”…your recipe is the best I’ve seen and I can’t wait to make my own cake…thanks for your wonderful share. Look forward to meeting you at convention.

  6. Oh My Goodness Linda ~ You are such a talent!!! I just love this cake box…Would be a great centerpiece for any event!

  7. Those are gorgeous! And inspiring!

  8. Janelle says:

    Just Amazing!! You are so talented!

  9. So much hard work! This had to be the hit of the party! You got a shout out over at Card of the Week.com; you can see the post at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/05/card-of-the-w-4.html

  10. Lori A. says:

    This is amazing! I LOVE it!

  11. I’m sitting here drooling over this cake. I’m hungry and amazed at your work, all at the same time!!

  12. lisa808 says:

    Too delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  13. wow, this is so sweet!!!!! And no calories!!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration for this sweet and creative project!

  14. *jaw drops on floor*
    WOW!! And everyone get a whole cake?? You are amazing!!!
    Thankyou for the directions too! You rock!

  15. Michelle Pittman says:

    Linda! Once again you have blown me away! This is one of the most gorgeous projects I’ve ever seen!! This is sure to ‘take the cake’ at the convention!! Ooooooh how I love being in your stamp club for your fab inspiration!

  16. how on earth are you going to get all those cakes to SLC??? They are so gorgeous!!!

  17. Just gorgeous! Wow! I’m going to have to try this someday. Love it!

  18. I must say that I am a super proud owner of one of these gorgeous cakes – and ladies they are even better in person. Linda, it was so great meeting you and sitting with you on the bus from Riverton. I enjoyed seeing your great smile all over convention….thanks for adding to my great memories

  19. Thank you for the inspiration and clear directions. I have one question though. DO you have a template to make the flap on the cake. I am part of the swap on SCS and I am kidsmomscrappin. I have never doen this and I would appreciate some help with that. Also how did you keep it to stay on without gluing it down. I would think there is a trick so you can remove it to fill the box. Please help me.
    Thanks so much for helping me out. Just a newbie tryign to learn.

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