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Friday, September 16, 2016

I want to make a cake box

I wanted to make a cake box.

This is something I discovered while I was looking at a video from

  How to make a cake with 8 slices. 
This is only because it's so easy to do it this way. 
You can see how I do it below.

My cake is going to be 17cm across.
So each slice is 8.5cm by 6.5cm by 6.5cm.

You will need for the of top slice: 
  9.5cm by 9.5cm

Cut you card from corner to corner.
Flip one of your triangles over and mark where the shorter side is on the other piece of card.
This will be 9.5 cm if you want to measure.
Score from the corner to this mark.

Do this on both of you piece of card 
and cut the extra off.

Both you Triangles will have 2 sides the same and a smaller base, score 1 cm away from the base and fold this tab down and cut the corners as in the picture.

You will need for the of sides of a slice: 
21cm by 8.5cm

Score on the long side at 8.5cm and 17cm
Turn it and score on short side 1cm and 7.5cm

You now need to cut to make tabs. 
You need to cut at quiet a steep angle.
Remove the rest of the tab from the long section of your card as this will be the lid and you don't need it.
N.B.  I cut my card too wide so had to do 2cm tabs.. that is why they look wider than yours do.

Making your cake slice.

Fold both your tabs on each side inwards.
Add glue to the tabs on one side of the card.

With the point of the cake at the score mark on long piece of card lay it gentle on top of the glued tabs and  make sure it doesn't over hang.
Hold it for a second till the glue sets.

Turn it over add glue to other 2 tabs and repeat.

Let it dry for a min.  

Fold the lid down.
Mark a line where the side touches the lid 
 Score at the mark for the lid.
Fold the extra down you can leave as much of this as you like too tuck inside the slice.
Sometimes the bit you tuck in needs to have a tiny bit more removed from it's sides so it tucks in easily.
Don't worry if you have to do this as I did as well.

Decorate as you wish.

See my next post on how to customise this to any size.

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