Friday, November 16, 2018

Taylored Expressions: A Trio of Cakes

I have a dear friend's birthday coming up so I dug into my not-yet-used stash and came up with this amazing Build a Cake dies. These dies can create basic cakes, tall cakes, heavily decorated cakes, elegant cakes, fun cakes, etc.

I found a friendship sentiment and I built a lovely cake.

KIM Build a Cake 1

I love this cake.  Only the oval mat at the bottom is from a separate die set.

KIM Build a Cake 1 Close

As much as I love that cake, I took a hard look at it and realized that I had built it for myself.  I went with traditional colors - like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.  I am a very matchy-matchy person.  My friend is bold and bright.  She puts clothes together that, on me, would make me look like a clown - but she looks trendy and fabulous.  Nothing in her house matches, but it is warm, comfortable and inviting.  I wish I could be more like her!

So I took another stab at a cake pulling out my favorite color combo taken from the Hello Sunshine paper pack.

KIM Build a Cake 2

This one is much closer to her personality (Although my eyes are struggling with all of the patterns and colors!!  I know.  There are really only two patterns (the dots are in three colors) and the patterns are only stripes and dots - so this really isn't actually over the top at all, right?!)  Keeping it all on a white background and adding a simpler sentiment kept it within my cleaner wheelhouse even though it's much bolder and brighter.

But it still wasn't right.  Her personality tends toward the sarcastic...seriously sarcastic - so I really needed to move away from a simple "celebrate".  Here's my final card - and it is truly perfect for her. 

KIM Build a Cake 3

It doesn't have nearly the decorations on the cake - but the wonky layers and fun bow (from another die set, see below) kept it bold and the snarky sentiment is just right!!

KIM Build a Cake 3 Close

This works!!  And I had a great time working on all three of them!!  (Just don't tell any of my other friends or coworkers when they get a card that I actually created for someone else!)



Bright and Bold

A Bit Sarcastic!


  1. These are awesome Kim! Love the variety you've shared. Those polka dot layers are pretty darn cute!

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