by Anne Harada
Turn an electric tealight into a birthday cake.
- One flameless battery-operated tealight
- One 5” x 3/4” strip of patterned paper for the cake's side
- Cardstock or patterned paper for the scalloped cake top
- Scrap paper to use as a pattern
- Scallop circle punch or scallop circle die
- Craft knife and cutting mat
Adhere the 5” x 3/4” strip of patterned paper around the side of the tealight.
The height of the band will hide the legs under the tea light.
Punch a scrap piece of paper with the scallop circle punch to use as a pattern. Fold into quarters, and then snip a very tiny piece of the corner off.
Save this pattern with your stash of tealights for use on future cakes.
Punch the cardstock with the same Scallop Circle punch. This will be the top of the cake.
Find the center of your scalloped cake top by positioning your pattern over your cake top. Mark the center.
Using a craft knife, cut four ½” intersecting lines across the center of the cake top.
Apply glue to the top surface of the tealight.
Slip your cake top over the flame of the tealight. Press to adhere.
Bend the scalloped edges down over the side of the cake.
The basic tealight cake is complete. You can now embellish your tealight cake as you choose for any occasion.
Design a matching mini card to complement your creation! The finished mini card with this project is 2” x 2-1/2”.