Rhonda Weppler

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Scented roll-up birthday cake card

May 2020
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

Do you smell birthday cake? Surely you know someone with a birthday coming up! This tiny cake, complete with candles, rolls up around your birthday greeting. Make it a complete celebration-in-an-envelope with an optional pop-up party table and streamers.

The short version…

A strip of poster board 28 inches long by 3/4 inches wide is first cut then marked across it at 1/2 inch for the cake, and 1/4 inch for the candles.

A quarter inch at the end is rolled up around a twist tie and glued to form the center candle.

Four other candles are rolled up and colored in using permanent markers and painted with almond extract dyed with food coloring.

The cake is secured with rubber band “icing” and painted with almond extract dyed with food coloring.

You can send the cake alone, or make a pop up table party card.

To mail, unroll the cake completely and write a message in the inside of the paper. Flatten the unrolled cake as shown to fit inside the envelope. Include the rubber bands and instructions on how to assemble.

In the wild…

It made it! The birthday cake card I made for my sister in this video arrived at her house in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Here it is on her fireplace mantle.