When I first spotted the Petal Cone Die in the Occasions Mini Catalog, I knew I wanted to make a cake with it.. a fancy cake, and I just had to figure it out…
About a month or so ago, I finally did… but didn’t really have quality time to sit and cut multiple petal cone dies with my big shot machine, nor the time to properly embellish the cake in my vision.
LOL… I think it still needs a few basic jewel pearls… but here’s the preliminary two layer Petal Cone Cake for today’s Super Saturday Tutorial! It’s a really long one, so my apologies… but I really think you will enjoy it!
Isn’t it fun? Can’t you see this as a wonderful way to give party favors for a Quinceañera, Wedding or Baby Shower, or Sweet 16 Birthday party? It works well just as a centerpiece too!
Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial will show you exactly how to make this two layer 22 piece cake… hope you like it!
Supplies needed for today’s Super Saturday Petal Cone Cake Tutorial:
- Pretty in Pink #100458
- Whisper White #100730
- Pear Pizzazz #119795
Big Shot Machine #113439 and accessories:
- Petal Cone Bigz L Die #121810
- Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #116824
- Standard Texturz Impression Pad #114614 (for use with Petal Cone Bigz L Die)
- Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #119976 (used for leaves on cake topper)
- 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch #118874
- 5/8” Whisper White Satin Ribbon #114616
- Blossom Petals Punch #121808 (for leaves on cake top)
- Ornament Punch #119847 (for flower on top of cake)
- Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive #110755
- Bone Folder
- Paper Snips
- Paper Trimmer with scoring blade
Cutting & Scoring Directions for Card Stock
8.5” x 11” Pretty in Pink Card Stock:
- Cut 11 sheets in 1/2 so they will now measure 5.5” x 8.5”
- Cut 11 pieces 8 1/4” x 3”, score at 4-7/8” and 7-5/8”
- Cut 11 pieces 4” x 5-5/16”, score each at 1/2” along two long and one short side
- Cut 11 pieces 3” x 6-1/8”; score at 3-5/8” and 5-3/4”
- Cut 11 pieces 4” x 4” and score at 1/2” along 3 sides
8.5” x 11” Whisper White Card Stock
- Cut 6 sheets in 1/2 so they measure 5.5” x 8.5”
- Cut 1.5” strips (or use scraps) to punch partial 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch
Step by Step Petal Cone Cake Super Saturday Tutorial:
- Use the proper Big Shot Machine Sandwich, the Petal Cone Bigz L Die, and Standard Texturz Impressions Pad, cut 22 Petal Cone Die Cuts from the 5.5” x 8.5” Card Stock.
- For each piece cut in step 2, align the center (longest) score line in your paper trimmer at the 3/4” mark. (If you happen to own the Tabletop Paper Cutter, the 3/4” mark is the outer edge of the clear plastic guide, and the edge of the metal protective strip for the cutting blade.) In the photo below, I have marked the center line for better visibility.
- Set aside the smaller piece from this cut (the one with the narrow tab) You will be using it later for your top cake layer.
- Align the each remaining petal cone die cut with the top score line at the 3/4” mark, so that you can cut off the top curved piece.
- Bone-fold the long scored line, and fold under the Petal Cone Die cut… Use SNIPS to cut away excess using the same obtuse angle at the tip of the die cut.
- Use your paper snips to angle remaining corners so they will easily slip into the box and lid.
- Use a bone folder to crease all scored lines on Pretty in Pink Card Stock.
- To assemble the first cake slice… attach one 3” x 8-1/4” pieces to one petal cone die cut from step 4 along longest petal cone flap. I prefer to use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive for this step as it holds up much better in the humid Florida climate. If you live in a dryer climate, Sticky Tape will also work well for this step.
- Wrap the folded edge of the scored rectangle so that you can now attach it to the remaining petal cone die flap. A little Liquid Multipurpose Adhesive goes a very long way… don’t over do it!
- Attach the 4” x 5-5/16” scored card stock along the remaining opening. NOTE: one of the two parallel scored flaps will attach to the bottom of the cake box, the other one will be used to attach the lid.
- Use one of the petal cone die cut pieces from step 4 to attach a lid to your cake box, gluing it to the flap from the box. Do not glue the remaining flaps unless you never want to open the box LOL!
- Close the box lid… and you have one slice of cake!
- Run 12 half sheets of Whisper White Card Stock through Big Shot Machine using the Petal Cone Die, and Standard Texturz Impressions Pad.
- Remove the eleven 1/2 scallops from the die cuts, and use your paper trimmer to shorten the depth by 3/8” (remove the first tier of scallops along the flat edge).
- Run the trimmed scallops through the big shot machine and emboss with the petals a plenty textured impressions embossing folder.
- Attach to each slice of cake with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
- Angle cut and bone fold all remaining Pretty in Pink Die Cut card stock pieces.
- Attach smaller 3” x 6-1/8” rectangle for cake side as in steps 8 & 9 for lower tier.
- Attach 4” scored square to opening to close cake as in step 10
- Trim Whisper White Petal Cone Die Cuts as in steps 2 through 7 for Pretty In Pink card stock, these will become your box lids for the top tier of the cake.
- Attach one Whisper White Petal Cone Die Cut Lid to each of the 11 Pretty in Pink Upper Tier Cake Pieces, as in step 11.
- Punch 1.5” strips of Whisper White Card Stock using 2-3/8” scallop punch. You should have 7 scallops and one flat edge for each of the 11 pieces.
- Emboss these pieces with the Petals A Plenty Textured Embossing Folder and Big Shot Machine.
- Attach to smaller cake edges as you did for lower cake layer in step 16, using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
- Wrap lower cake layer with 5/8” satin ribbon, tie a bow to secure in place.
- Repeat for upper cake layer. Alternatively, you could secure the layers with hook and loop tape.. or temporary adhesive such as Dotto.
- Embellish your cake!! On today’s Super Saturday Tutorial, an Ornament Punch flower was added to the top. Check this post for more punchy flowers and a link to the originator, Julia Bettancourt.
- Leaves were created using the Blossom Petals Punch, which were embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder.
The lower layer of the cake measures 10.5” diameter and the upper layer is 8” in diameter. Each layer is 3” high… you could easily make the layers taller by varying the attaching rectangles and squares. It seemed quite proportional as I did it..
When I originally created this cake, I made it 2” high.. lol.. my dd and a friend asked me what cake I’d been eating.. only 2” high??? They said it looked more like a pie wedge!! So… I reluctantly added more height, but I guess they were right.. what do you think?
This tutorial was a long time in the making… I’m glad I was finally able to put it to print, happy to offer it to you for free (because I love you all!)… and hope you enjoy it!
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