Wednesday, February 23

Layers of Colors Cake Decorating Party!

Welcome to the Layers of Color Cake Decorating Party!
I am beyond thrilled to be participating in the Cake Decorating Party with the talented Layers of Color DT and their guests!
Thank you Jessica for inviting me and to Laura and the rest of the DT for letting me join the party!

We have a line-up of fantastic crafting chefs that will inspire you to get into your creative kitchens and whip up some delicious artwork!

If you came by the way of the talented Nina Bracket you are right on track. If you are just stopping by I encourage you to start here at the beginning so you do not miss a second of this wonderfully sweet party. I also have a list of all the designers participating in the Cake Decorating Party at the bottom of my post should you get lost along the way.

Our party hostess is Gunn Thelin Knutsen who is generously sharing her cake template with us today! Come whet your appetite with her creative paper cake slice boxes that are marvelously decorated with Layers of Color.

This is truly how you can have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy a tasty cake fresh from the oven,
while being creative with Layers of Color, pretty papers, laces, flowers, and even jewelry!

I made three pieces of cake and cupcake to share with you. I have quite a few pictures so I will keep my chatter to a minimum. If you have any questions about the cakes or cupcake, please leave them in the comments or drop me an email and I will be happy to answer them!
First up is the cupcake...
The cupcake liner was made with Basic Grey's Lime Rickey pattern paper and my Score Pal. The tag was made with the LOC Sent with Love stamp set and Spellbinder's Long Rectangle Nestabilities. The 'frosting' is a crocheted flower that I handmade. I decorated the cupcake with the darling baby and tree images from the Flower Child stamp set.
Here is a closer look at the frosting and decorations.

Next up is the piece of cake that my daughter says reminds her of cheesecake.
I printed out the template on a piece of glossy paper and used my alcohol inks to create the marbled look. This technique is called polished stone. I added a piece of lace along the center of the slice to make it look like a layered piece of cake. The butterflies are from the Flutterescent stamp set and were colored with copics.
Let me show how I decorated the top...
I used lots of paper flowers, branch punches and another beautiful butterfly from the Flutterescent stamp set.
My next piece of cake has a musical theme...
The cake template was printed on shimmer white card and I decorated the cake with images from the Joyful Noise stamp set. All the images were heat embossed using sparkly black embossing powder.
And here is a top view...
Along with the images, I added paper and prima flowers, leaf branched and pearl strings.

And my last piece of cake...

I decorated this piece of cake using the Bella Brocade stencil and Rusty Hinge distressed ink. I accented the brocade with rhinestones and chunky glitter.
Here's a view of from the top...
The butterfly is from the Flutterescent stamp set and the flower is from the Flower Child stamp set.

Tasty isn't it? Let's have some more!...Before I send you on your way to the fabulous Suzanne Czosek, I want to remind you to swing by Layers of Color Boutique and grab a FREE Cupcake Card Template!
In celebration, Laura has added some SALE items and Special Bundle offers with fabulous pricing on Spellbinders Dies! And when you subscribe to the Layers of Color blog and leave a comment, you will be entered into our Party Favor Drawing to have the chance to WIN this yummy Layers of Color art stamp set!... Birdday Party art stamp set

Hum along with me as I sing Happy Birth Day to my Nephew, Xandyr, who celebrates his birthday this week!
Happy Birthday Panda!! Aunt Sharri loves you and I'll bring you a piece of cake to the party!!!

The talented designers participating in the Layers of Color Cake Decorating Party:






Enjoy the rest of the Cake Decorating Party!

23 comments:

Laura - Layers of Color said...

WOWZERS! You had a blast in your creative kitchen, Sharri!! And what magnificent yummy deserts you've dreamed up!! Please serve one of each on my plate! Oh, the sweet cuteness, the elegance, the musical masterpiece, the scrumptious cheesecake, and orangalicious confections!!! I'm in sweet tooth Heaven!!

Renkata said...

OMG such a yummy and sensational pieces of cake.
Love the orange one :)

Suzanne C said...

Well you have been cooking up a storm! Beautiful selection of desserts in your display case! Love the orange glittery frosting on your orange cake. The details are fabulous and delicious!

Ellis said...

Wow, I like your cupcake, cool take on using a flower for the top part! The other cakes are just amazing too! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Grace said...

Oh wow!!! You have really been baking up a storm here and every single cake is fabulous!!! I'm wanting a piece of the elegant cheesecake please... :) Beautiful on every count!!!

Justine said...

My Goodness, someone has been a busy bee, these are yummy and so beautiful, great embellishments and dimension

Carla S. said...

Oh, Sharri! Your cake slices and cupcake are absolutely amazing! So many beautiful details on each one!

Jennie said...

Wowzers Sharri!! Love your cupcake with with the uber FAB cupcake liner and perfect little pop of Flower Child on top. Your cheesecake is gorgeous and such beautiful embellishments. Your musical cake is just perfection and love the piano keys you used...quite creative along the edge there and love those butterflies. Your orange piece of cake is just yummilicious! (yep, new word!) Love the chunky glitter. great job and so glad you joined us...such a feast for the eyes!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are all so awesome. The crocheted frosting is so fun and of course, I love all the butterflies.

MariLynn said...

Sharri, what a wonderful collection of cakes. You are amazingly talented!! I love the crocheted flower on the cupcake. The black and white cake using Joyful Noise is my favorite. So stunning! Thanks for sharing your yummy creations!!!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

I can tell you enjoyed this blog hop challenge! What fun. I love the cupcake frosting done in yarn, one of my other loves is crocheting! Nicely done. Blessing to you today, Heather

Elizabeth said...

Yes! Cheesecake is right. I love it! One of my daughters called the last one a pumpkin cake. Very creative!

Polly said...

Que brincadera tan satisfactoria y glotona jejeje.
Me gusto especialmente el pastel en blanco y negro se ve super elegante, la mariposa esta de ensueño.
Cariños.
manualidadespolly.blogspot.com

Dawn B. said...

I LOVE your crocheted frosting. It gives it such great texture.. You did a super job on all of this..

Diana Queen said...

Sharri....so glad to see you on this sweet hop!!!! ;D

I love your cupcake and your creative use of crochet as icing...very cute!

Yummm I love cheese cake and she's right...the polished stone technique does look like cheesecake...beautiful!

The cake with the pop of orangy goodness was unexpected and delightful!

And my favorite...that totally glamorous black and white cake...wow! You really had some great mojo going for this hop!

Hugs! Diana

MaxineD said...

Sharri I love your cakes, especially the orange one at the end - that one looks almost good enough to eat - thankfully there are no calories :-)
Your cupcake is amazing!!

JaniceAileen said...

Gosh, Sharri, you are just so talented! I love all four of your projects!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

These are all very tasty looking. (especially the cheesecake). ;)

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Sharri...each cake slice is a masterpiece but the sweet little crocheted baby cupcake takes the cake....WOW!!!! The cheese cake slice with the flowers and butterflies is sooo pretty and the musical slice is elegant and classy....the orange slice is spectacular...love every little detai!!!!

Luv 2 Create said...

You certainly have been busy and so creative too!! Love the Musical slices (black and white is my favorite), and the gorgeous gold and browns are so rich both in color and detail.
Marcie

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sharri - wow - you have been one creative cookie! LOL! What a gorgeous array of culinary delights - each one delish in it's own way! There is no much delish detail I cannot take it all in at once! Gorgeous - a banquet for the senses! Thank you for being part of the Blog Hop and inspiring us all! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda LOC Design Team

Sharon Peele said...

Wow you have been hard at work!! All your samples are wonderful!! I have to say that the last one is my favorite!!!

Cindy Lou said...

I don't know where to start! The cupcake icing is too cool! love the crocheted lace, the colors are so inviting. And then the pieces of cake!!! Love your use of the stencils. Your use of the polished stone technique gave just the right flavor to that piece of cake and then the orange cake -- WOW!! Love It! Such an assortment of delightful bakables, remarkable. Thanks for all the eye candy, You have hit a home run with all your work. Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!