Sunday, September 18, 2011

David's Black "Paper" Birthday Cake...Happy 50th!

Well, this was a real labor of love! When I turned 50 my brother and his wife sent me 50 black balloons. I laugh every time I think about it! So I knew I had to think of something fun and "black"! This cake with 50 slices would do the trick.(well, only 49...I actually left one piece out and didn't realize it till he went to open up the slices! I was mortified and upset but he still loved it. When we got home it was sitting with the extras I had made. ugh!!!)

I put a a crisp new dollar in each slice. I adhered all the pieces together with mono glue and decorated with paper flowers, black satin ribbon bands on each layer and pearls. I used a Stampin Up dimensional between each flower layer to give it bit more fullness. I couldn't find enough black pearls so I colored white ones with a black sharpie. Worked like a charm. I know my pictures don't do it justice but it really did turn out great. My nephews said "Make us a birthday cake too when it's our birthday"!

Well, I only have one more sibling that will be turning 50 in a couple of years. Now what to do for him? LOL

As always, I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...


  1. Wow, that is FABULOUS!!! What a great, great project and gift for your brother! You ROCK, Shirley! There aren't enough adjectives in the English language! Wow!

  2. Shirley, that cake is wonderful! Your brother and you look alike! I love that smile on his face! What a labor of love! I am sure he greatly appreciated all that you did. (Kind-of makes turning 50 worth it!). I said kind-of!

    Denise M.

  3. Wow! I am impressed more than I can say. Shirley you sure have a knack for making many people happy each day you come in contact with. Love you bunches. DianeM

  4. What an amazing job you did on that cake. It's fabulous. I'm sure your brother felt all the love that went into making it. You are such a special lady. Bless you,


  5. Oh wow! this is amazing! what a lovely idea .. he looks so happy. I'm so pleased you had a wonderful time :)

    I think its terrific that you 'accidently' left a piece out because it makes it even more special ... handmade with love is always supposed to have a few flaws.

    :) hugs from Carly

  6. Shirley,

    Love the black cake!! How long did it take you to make it?

  7. How awesome!!! Love it!!! Very creative!!!