Today we’re combining two of our favorite things: cake and party hats! These pretty cake hats are made from sheets of honeycomb paper (we sell it HERE in our shop). You can cut, fold and glue it to make any shape you want. Top it off with mini candles cut from paper straws! (PS – Remember this cake hat??)
Step 1: Position a honeycomb pad so that the lines run horizontally. Measure and cut out six 3.5”x3” rectangles. Cut out 2 rectangles slightly smaller than 3.5”x3” out of cardstock. Glue one of the cardstock rectangles to the top of the first honeycomb piece.
Step 2: Apply a thin layers of Aleene’s to glue the 6 honeycomb pads together, forming a stack. Glue the second cardstock rectangle onto the bottom of the last piece.
Step 3: Apply a layer of Aleene’s along the flat, interior edge of the honeycomb shape from end to end. Let dry completely under a heavy object. This will help the sheets stay together when you open the cake later!
Step 4: Open your honeycomb stack. Hot glue the two cardstock ends together and let cool.
Step 5: Cut a striped straw into 2.5” pieces. Create a flame by cutting a square of yellow tissue paper, twisting the end and inserting it into the straw. Repeat the process for additional candles.
Step 6: Apply hot glue to the bottom of the straw and glue it to the top of the honeycomb by inserting the candle between the folds of two honeycomb layers. Let cool.
Step 7: Now it’s time to decorate your cake! Draw a scalloped pattern on a sheet of cardstock and cut it out. Hot glue the scalloped piece to the cake by aligning the flat edge of the scallops with the bottom of the cake.
Step 8: Add hot glue to the center of the bottom of the cake and attach the plastic headband. Let it cool.
Styling & photography by Sarah Price Olsen
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake and Justine Pon