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.
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.