Diet Birthday Cake…

So most everybody is watching what they eat these days, right?  I mean I make some mean chocolate chip cookies for class and they are still here because everyone said “Oh no thank you I’m watching what I eat.”  So if you have a friend who has a birthday this time of the year…here’s the perfect solution to a birthday cake…


A diet birthday cake!  This idea I found on All Things Stampin’ Up! facebook page.  Linda Parker had a similar creation she had gotten from Call Me Crafty and I just loved the idea.  I gave this to a sweet friend in my class today and she seemed to really like it.  And the bloom you see there…from the Occasion Catalog Build a Bouquet.  The little box was made with the Gift Box Punch Board.

Would you like the Stuff ‘N Digits for this little no calorie treat?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  DSP and cardstock color of your choice for base.
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Tealight Battery Candle, 5/8″ Satin ribbon, 1/8″ matching ribbon, Rhinestones, Bird Punch (for leaves if you want them) and three small flowers to place around one side of flame.  (These were old satin ones I had left over and colored them with Real Red reinker to match the ribbon.)  You could use the Itty Bitty Flower Punch, matching cardstock and put two together to substitute. 1 3/4″ Scallop Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Punch and 1/4″ extended punch.


  • The top is DSP punched with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Punch.  I punched a hole in the center with the extended 1/4″ Hole Punch, placed it over the flame and with Tombow Glue adhered the edges to the side of the tealight.
  • The sides are 5/8″ x 5″ piece of matching cardstock adhered with Tombow Glue.  Then place your 5/8″ ribbon on with regular adhesive.  Tie the 1/8″ ribbon in a bow and place with glue dot.  Add rhinestones around side spacing evenly.
  • The base is the 2 3/8″ Scallop Punch.  Use your extended punch to put a hole where the switch on the candle is so it can be turned on and off.  I placed two dimensionals stacked on top of each other on the bottom of the tealight and then placed this piece.  My tealight had tiny little “feet” so I couldn’t glue directly to cardstock.  Yours may be different on the bottom.  Add rhinestones to each scallop.
  • Place your leaves from the Bird Punch with Tombow and then flowers over leaves close to flame on one side.  I did use rhinestones on the top of the cake too.  (I love bling!)

If you can turn on the flame before giving the cake, it’s fun to see them open their “diet” birthday cake.  Maybe you know someone who would like this little treat.  These would be fun at a bridal shower or a little girl’s birthday party for her guests.  Lots of different ways you could use them.

It’s getting really cold here the next couple of days.  Hope you are keeping warm wherever you are…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Had a class today so you know I’m inky…and HaPpY!