I wanted to dress up my mom's 70th birthday Angel Lush cake, and was inspired by all the cute cake photos with banners like this one from Technique Tuesday (Not completely sure if this counts as a "paper project," but there is paper on it.) I'm always excited when I can use my stash on things other than cards. Makes me feel like I'm getting my money's worth just a little more : )
It was so quick and easy to do, and Mom was really surprised when she saw it. She loved it.
For the banners I cut a long strip of paper into 2" pieces, and notched the ends with scissors. They're held up with baker's twine tied between two bamboo skewers. For the "70" I glued toothpicks to the back of the die cut numbers so they would stick nicely into the cake.
NOTE, if you try this, be aware of how close your candles are to the PAPER banners!
We had a little extra excitement.
See the smoke coming from the banners? And how the banners were swatted AWAY from the lighted candles? Yep, one caught on fire. My son was impressed.
The cake was also very light and tasty, perfect for summer gatherings. I've had requests for the recipe everywhere I've taken it. Bonus that it's quick to make since you use store bought angel food cake. Here's the recipe from Kraft if you're interested:
Angel Lush Pineapple Cake
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 pkg. (1.5 oz) vanilla instant pudding
1 cup Cool Whip
angel food cake, sliced into 3 layers
Mix pineapple and dry pudding mix. Fold in Cool Whip (the recipe calls for 1 cup, but I use the whole tub.) Place bottom cake layer on plate, spread with 1/3 of the Cool Whip mixture. Repeat two more times. Can add strawberries or other fruit on top, but it's still delicious without it.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies used:dies: PTI block lower case alphabet, PTI by the numbers
other: bamboo skewers, baker's twine