Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Layers of Color Cake Decorating Party!!

Welcome to the

Layers of Color

Cake Decorating Party!

We have a line-up of fantastic crafting chefs that will inspire you to get into your creative kitchens and whip up some delicious artwork! 
Our party hostess is Gunn Thelin Knutsen  who is generously sharing her cake with us today! 
Come whet your appetite with her creative paper cake slice boxes that are marvelously decorated with Layers of Color.

This is truly how you can have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy a tasty cake fresh from the oven,
while being creative with Layers of Color, pretty papers, laces, flowers, and even jewelry!

If you have come here from Lynn Stevens you are in the right place - if you wish to start from the beginning, go to Layers of Color.

On the menu today I have made Lemon Fruit Slice

These were stamped with one of the Fruitful Harvest stamps  - they are sitting on a doily stamped with a medallion from the Touch of Elegance.
Here is a close-up of the slice, served and ready to be eaten, sitting on a doily stenciled using the Vintage Medallion art stencil.
This view also shows the edge of the slice, stamped with the tiniest stamp from the Touch of Elegance set and overlaid with lace.

Next on the menu are Polka Dot Cupcakes - the staple of any party.

These cakes are based on kraft coloured card and  embossed (iced/frosted) with a mixture of gold and silver embossing powder, the 'cups' were stamped with an image from A Touch of Elegance stamp set. The wee creatures are from the Polka Dot Parade set of stamps - this set has a beautiful range of whimsical animal images.
On the inside of the card I used a greeting from the Happy Wishes clear art stamp set.
And finally, to finish off, Fly Away Sponge.
The main image is from the Royal Birds Clear Art Stamp Set and coloured with chalks.  Both butterflies, from the Flutterescent Clear Art Stamp Set are stamped in interference ink.

Here is an image of the top of the sponge.
The rose is hand made in a metallic type of paper that really shimmers IRL.
From here you can continue to Nina Brackett's wonderful blog.

Tasty isn't it? Let's have some more!...You're invited to feast your eyes on the Layers of Color Design Team and Guest Designer's Cake Party treats!
Maxine Diffey (that's me)

Be sure to swing by Layers of Color Boutique and grab a FREE Cupcake Card Template! In celebration, we've added some SALE items and Special Bundle offers with fabulous pricing on Spellbinders Dies! 
And when you subscribe to this blog and leave a comment, you will be entered into our Party Favor Drawing to have the chance to WIN this yummy Layers of Color art stamp set!...
Birdday Party clear art stamp set

Birdday Party art stamp set

Hum along with me as I sing Happy Birth Day to Andre - his birthday was on the 20th
Happy Birthday Andre - you are very special!!

And a a very special Happy Birth Day to Laura's first Grand-baby

Landon Douglas Matthews 

Thank you for visiting, and may your day be blessed!!Layers of Color


Laura Kirste Campbell said...

WOW, what an amazing feast of sweet treats!!! Good thing they are non-fat, or I'd be in trouble! LOL! My eyes tasted each one and then went back for seconds! :) Marvelous display of delicious crafting, Maxine!

Renkata said...

wow you have done such an amazing job.
Look so yummy.

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful selection of beautiful desserts! Lovely details and the butterfly floating on the wire is gorgeous!

Ellis said...

Gorgeous treats, love all of them, nice to see a good assortment of goodies! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Grace said...

Ooooooh Maxine... you are such a good chef!!! Your lemon cake makes my mouth water!!! Your cupcakes are just adorable and your slice is incredible!!! I love the popped up butterfly and the royal bird!!! Wow!!! Praying for you and NA during this time dear friend!!!! {{{hugs}}}

Justine said...

Stunning, I actually had to study your lemon bars, I thought they were real!! Great work, I love each one

Jennie said...

Oh Maxine, you have created such beautiful designs. Love the Lemon Fruit Slices. The bling just sets is off beautifully. Your cupcakes are so cute and your piece of cake is just amazing. Fabulous job on these!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I especially love the rectangular slice and of course, the gorgeous blue butterfly.

MariLynn said...

Maxine, WOW!! I love your lemon fruit slice cakes. So pretty! So are your cupcakes. But the cake that blows them all away is your cake with the flying butterfly. I love how you have the butterfly on the wire. Amazing!!! Such attention to details. I hope you have a wonderful blessed day my friend. HUGS!!

Mrs. W said...

LOve the cupcakes Maxine sooooo cute and tasty too! Great job on all your delectable delights! I have been praying for you, I was saddened by the news of your husband. Heather

Elizabeth said...

Looking good Mum - glad they're not eatable though, with all the hard work gone into them... it would've been a shame ;-)!

Elizabeth said...

I just love your lemon fruit slices. they are very creative!

Polly said...

Que bonitos proyectos, cuanto detalle te quedaron genial.

Unknown said... are brilliant! I racked my brain trying to figure out how I might use the fruitful harvest stamp set! I gave up. These lemon fruit slice cakes are wonderful and sooo creative!

And then you went on to bake up the cutest cupcake card! But you didn't stop there....that slice of cake is divine...I just love your handmade embellishments and your butterfly joyfully flitting around your cake!

Awesome projects, Maxine! I'm so very glad you joined us on this hop! You are in my prayers and I'm sending a big bear hug your way. ;D

Lori said...

Yum! Your cakes are gorgeous, Maxine, glad I really can't eat them!

Dawn B. said...

Wow you have been so busy..These turned out fantastic.. I love all of them. Makes me want to back a cake.. Great job Maxine.

Sharri said...

Wow! Maxine you baked up some fabulously yummy desserts! I love your friut slices with the bling and your polka dot cupcakes are cute as can be. The cake slice is stunning!!

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Maxine - you have outsone yourself What gorgeous cakes you have made - your Lemon Slice makes me homesick! LOL! these cakes and slices are full of gorgeous detail Maxine - Totally delish and definitley 'food for thought!' LOL! Thanks for being part of this Blog Hop and inspiring us with your creativity! Love it! {{{hugs}}}
Linda LOC Design Team

JaniceAileen said...

Oh my goodness, Maxine, you have out done yourself!!! What absolutely scrumptious projects you've created!! I keep going back and taking second looks at all the fine details and variety! Way to go!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Gorgeously yummy cakes! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, what beautiful projects!!!! Your first set of cakes is sooo pretty with the stamped images and awesome colors!!! The cupcakes are adorable with the sweet little animals and what a gorgeous cake slice!!!!

Luv 2 Create said...

All are lovely. Especially love the butterfly.


Sharon Peele said...

Wow, you did a lovely job on all your projects!! They are so gorgeous!! You and the rest of you DT has done a wonderful job!!

Cindy Lou said...

What a delicious selection of desserts! The lemon slice sounded so good to me, but then when I saw the eye candy of your sponge - Yowzer! Such beautiful elegant eye candy! Thanks for sharing! Blessings