So it turned out to be serendipitous that Alpha Stamps asked its designers to create something Alice-themed this month.
Because my daughter will be a unicycling performer in an upcoming Alice in Wonderland Circus production this summer, Alice has been on my mind a lot more than usual. Considering that Alice was never on my mind before now, this isn’t exactly an earth-shaking change.
I decided to make an Alice-themed paper cake. In a strange turn of events–as if we could expect anything else from Alice–a fellow teammate also created a paper cake. What’s wonderful is that both cakes turned out completely different from one another.
Teammate Lori Mahaffey created an elegant Alice cake that would be perfect for any bride. My cake, on the other hand, is more like the progeny of two HGTV shows–one featuring baking and one about vintage trash to treasure.
I hope you check out the amazing Lori’s cake featured on the Alpha Stamps blog. In the meantime, here are some details on my Alice in Wonderland altered paper cake.
I adore these miniature cups and saucers balanced precariously atop each other. What’s more, Alpha Stamps offers an rich bounty of trims ranging from translucent garland to red pom poms to pink sweeper fringe to silver tinsel.
The abundant number of Alice themed collage sheets that Alpha Stamps offers, is simply delightful.
The cake sits on a platform created from a chipboard cube available at Alpha Stamps and decorated with pages from an old Alice in Wonderland book, assorted Alpha Stamps Collage Sheets, mushrooms, Dresden trim, rose trim, chipboard props, metal keys, flowers and plastic mice from my personal stash.
I made the base of the cake by cutting and painting circles of foamcore and layering them between vintage wooden spools.I then made large rosettes and round paper pillars from pages of an old Alice in Wonderland book.
Next, I added trim to the base and edges.
Finally, I just added layer upon layer of fussy cut collage images, Alice in Wonderland chipboard shapes, doo dads and trims.
Please visit Alpha Stamps to see the basic supply list.
Mini Adhesive White Rose Trim
Mixed Red Tiny Paper Flowers
Mini Rose buds
1 inch playing cards
Chipboard cube from Alpha Stamps
Dice & game pieces
Silver glitter letters
Wooden white rabbit