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Papier Mache Cakes

I got inspired to make these cakes after a trip to New York last fall. I saw some in a store display and had to make some. I love the idea of using them as mini pinatas or even as photobooth props. They are pretty simple to make and fortunately never go bad.

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

The moulds are easily made with cardstock and tape and then we put a layer of papier mache on top to give them texture and make them stronger.

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Cardstock, scissors, tape, paper mache, paint, crepe paper

Step 1: Cut out two cardstock circles.
Step 2: Depending on the height of you cake, cut out a strip of cardstock paper that will cover the diameter of the circle.
Step 3: Tape the strip of cardstock paper alongside both bottom and top circles.
Step 4: Paper mache the entire piece of cake and let it dry.
Step 5: Paint the cake with the color of your choice
Step 6: Cut a piece of crepe paper, fold it in half and in the middle, and fringe.
Step 7: Hot glue your fringe alongside the top part of the cake.

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Styling by Amy Moss

  1. Cintia - Sol de Noche {deco crochet}

    January 27, 2016

  2. Toshi Bakes

    January 27, 2016

    They’re so pretty and colourful! If only they were edible…

  3. Michelle

    January 27, 2016

    Awesome idea, would be a wonderful decoration!

  4. Yukiko

    January 27, 2016

    I haven’t done mache in ages! Love to try this!!

  5. Cherice

    January 27, 2016

    These are SO fun! I love the colors.

  6. Alicia

    January 27, 2016

    These are so dang cute!!

  7. Kari

    January 27, 2016

    These are a really fun party decor idea!

  8. Kelsey

    January 27, 2016

    Love this! Totally reminds me of something you’d see at Anthro.

  9. Jessica

    January 27, 2016

    This is awesome! x

  10. Paige

    January 27, 2016

    These cakes are so fun and cute! I love them!


  11. Charlotte

    January 28, 2016

    This is bananas! I need to make those with my daughter. She will LOVE them!!


  12. Trina and Tina

    January 28, 2016

    These are lovely! We’d love to make them and display them all over our kitchens. And they will make the best party decorations ever! You are so creative!


    February 1, 2016

    These are freakin amazing!!! I cannot wait to make some up for a fun tablescape!! Thank you for all your fun paper-ie inspiration!!!

  14. Kathy

    February 4, 2016

    Super Sweet, I am such a sucker for any paper craft! I think I am going to try and make some as these would be perfect for photo props for my cake toppers! Thanks!

  15. Pysselbolaget

    February 5, 2016

    Amazing, they are so pretty! We’ll definitely try and make a few small ones for the kids toy kitchen.

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