Katetastic is also Caketastic.

I love love love cake. It is, by far, one of my most favorite things to create. How cool is it to create an edible piece of art???!!!!! As most of you know, I have been creating, baking, and selling cakes, cupcakes, and cakepops for quite some time. Just talking about baking makes me want to go and do it right now, but I think I am out of flour…

Earlier this year I fell in love. Total, head over heels love. With whom? A little lover named Pinterest, that’s who. I can imagine many of you also share in my love affair with this fabulous website. When I fell, I fell hard. Thank heavens I have the mobile app so I can still be with Pinterest on the go. While I refuse to share with you the amount of hours I log each day on this site, I will tell you that I have so many huge ideas thanks to it and clearly an addiction problem. I love you, Pinterest.

Recently I came across a tutorial on the website showing me how to create a fake piece of cake that I could actually mail to a friend through the Post Office. Cake???!!!! Immediately I pinned the site and looked forward to the chance to give it a try. Weekends are usually when I can devote my time to projects and crafts, so I was super excited to get started with this one.  I have to be honest…I was completely shocked at how easy it was and even more pleased with the results. All you need: a large sponge, a utility knife, acrylic caulk, and spraypaint! If you really intend on using it as a postcard, you will also need spray adhesive and cardstock/paper. I opted to not use my finished piece of cake as a postcard since I was incorporating it into a cake themed Christmas present.

How simple is it???

First I purchased a large sponge, one you might use for washing a car.

First I purchased a large sponge, one you might use for washing a car.

The sponge has now been cut into half, and each half was then cut diagonally to resemble slices of cake. I used a utility knife to do so..I also hollowed out the middle section for the "filling".

The sponge has now been cut into half, and each half was then cut diagonally to resemble slices of cake. I used a utility knife to do so..I also hollowed out the middle section for the “filling”.

I then used a brown spray paint to coat the entire sponge.

I then used a brown spray paint to coat the entire sponge.

I used acrylic brown caulk to create a "layered" look as well as to create the "frosting" on the top and back.

I used acrylic brown caulk to create a “layered” look by making a line of frosting in between layers. I then used the caulk for the frosting on the top of the cake and down the back.

 The caulking is a little tricky…I used a paintbrush to make the swirls in it to make it look realistic. It is best to let it dry for about 3 days before moving it around or mailing it. You could make a piece of cake that is any color with any color frosting! It looks so realistic that I would really like to eat it…….

Here is the original site for those interested in actually making it in postcard form!!!

http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/965787/diy-cake-postcard-tutorial

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