The theme for last night’s In the Zone show was the number one Billboard hit for this week in 1950 “If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked a Cake”. Joining hosts Robi Cohen and Cyn Gagen was our very special guest Eileen Hull who shared a great project using her Sizzix Bigshot, one of her amazing Sizzix scoreboard dies that makes the cutest cake box and believe it or not, aluminum foil! It was so adorable and would make a great little favour or centerpiece for a 25th anniversary celebration. We were also lucky enough to get a sneak peek at her newest dies, coming out in June.
Eileen’s product, the cake die: http://www.sizzix.com/product/2164
Another take on using the die: http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/2010/05/sizzix-scoreboard-blog-hop-cake-die.html This was part of a blog hop, so while you’re there, check out the links to other projects using this cake die.
Robi once again is taking advantage of her surroundings while away on vacation in Florida and has made a dirt cake out of sand. It’s super cute and makes an adorable way to present the recipe for making an edible dirt cake to someone as a gift.
My contribution was a fanciful slice of cake made from Styrofoam and covered with all kinds of flower petals and botanicals. I placed these variegated petals on in such way as to mimic pink layers of a cake with a yellow filling.
I also showed this other project I made, this time to look like a mini cake (also made from Styrofoam) using scrapbooking paper, paper diecuts, and some little crocheted flowers that I folded in half to look like scalloped icing decorations. Check out the playback link to find out how to make these projects and learn about other great options for them!
During the show, one of our faithful regulars shared pictures of a real cake that she made over the weekend for her daughter’s birthday. Check out this gorgeous cake made by Leslie Rahye!
You might want to check out some related projects as well:
Here is project I did nearly 2 years ago for the birth of my beautiful grand-niece. Tutorial is here: http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/baby-clothing-bouquets-and-diaper-cakes/
Here is the cupcake stand I made: http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/more-cupcake-stands/
I have three cupcake projects (including the cupcake above) featured in a free e-book from Favecrafts.com. Here’s the link to my blog post where you can find out the details: http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/woohoo-fave-crafts-and-cupcakes/
I thought these projects were pretty cute too:
A nature themed faux cake http://www.free-craft-idea.com/nature/cake.shtml
A stack of hat boxes decorated to look like a wedding cake and that function as a “depository” for wedding cards http://www.favecrafts.com/Wedding-Crafts/Wedding-Cake-Card-Box/ml/1
Here’s the playback link for the show if you’d like to check out the fun project tutorials:
Join us next Monday at 9 pm Eastern for our “Butterfly” theme.