Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT - Make a Gift!

WARNING - If you're on a diet look away now LOL!!! It is time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp's Challenge and this week we would like you to make a gift for someone. As always you could win a whopping $25 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp store!! I saw one of these gift card cup cakes about a year ago on Rach's blog but didn't have the necessary supplies but stored the idea for later use!

Mmmmm looks yummy doesn't it! All that whipped cream and chocolate swirls! - and even better it has 0 calories!!

My cupcake case was made with some flowery paper from my stash. The whipped cream is a ruffled satin ribbon!

I then added a double layer of "strawberry icing" with some pink Prima flowers and some "chocolate curls" made using the wet cardstock technique. I think they're my favourite bit as they really look like chocolate in real life!

On top of that there is some "vanilla icing" in the form of some white Prima flowers and then a layer of iced flowers with chocolate drop centres (Prima flowers and brown brads of course LOL). I then sprayed the whole lot with pearl glimmer mist and added drops of glue here and there to catch some coarse glitter which looks like sugar. I snipped some of the left over brown cardstock into tiny pieces and glued them on to look like chocolate vermicilli. The glace cherry is a red wooden bead topped with a brad to fill the whole and covered in glossy accents.

The best bit to this fat free birthday cake is the centre! Pull out the glace cherry and it holds a gift card (so you still gain some pounds with this cake but the good kind LOL - sorry, couldn't resist)

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to get creative on a gift for someone this week for the Simon Says Stamp challenge! Thanks for looking! x

To make my cup cake I followed Tresa Black's brilliant tutorial here.


Kim Piggott said...

Jane this is incredible!
How fantastic!
kim x

Julye said...

Wow this is fab and my kinda cupcake as I don't have a sweet tooth for real sugary stuff. Would love to recieve something like this for my birthday its absoloutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Toni Hughes said...

Hi Jane what a gorgeous idea and so unusual it looks so good you could eat it hugs Toni

Debbie said...


chrissy xx said...

Could do with 1/2 Doz of these in my cupboard!
Great for a slimming aid!!

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Oh!! this is just gorgeous,love the chocolate curls and sooooo real looking.
Such a perfect gift and the cherry/gift card is amazing.
The best yummy birthday treat...
hugs Lou.xx

Melanie-Jane said...

Hi Jane,
This is just amazing, I can't believe it's not a real cake. I first thought it's a sweet cake and wanted to ask for the recepie LOL :)
Thanks for this great creation.
Wish you a great day.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is amazing Jane and looks good enough to eat.

Rica said...

OMG Jane, this looks good enough to eat, what can I say - a masterpiece of creativity - love it!!!
hugs Heather xx

Lynn said...

Hi Jane,
This is a truly amazing creation ... you have done a wonderful job, it's beautiful. I need one of these right now, now where is that tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn x

Paula said...

I saw this in Google Reader & it wasn't until I read the post wondering how you stopped the Gift Card getting all sugary that I realised it wasn't edible.
Paula (PEP)

Georgia said...

Oh wow Jane, this is so fantastic and such a brilliant idea! It looks so gorgeous, I love the cherry and the chocolate curls, wow! :) Love, Georgia xx

Smita said...

Droolworthy!!! It looks so close to a real cake.


Tracy said...

Just saw this over at Simon Says and had to come give it a closer look. It's INCREDIBLE! You did a fantastic job and I love everything about it!

Debbie said...

OMG!!! What a work of culinary art this is. It looks good enough to eat... Love it and so glad you stored the idea and was able to have all the supplies to whip this up. INCREDIBLE!!!! Who ever gets this is one lucky person because so much love went into making this.

Lorraine A said...

oohh Jane ,,, this is just sooo yummy !!! it looks real and I did think that was a real cherry on the top :-) Absolutely gorgeous cupcake ,,, I will have to have a go at one of these now !! :-)

Lols x x x

Christine said...

Wow, I am speechless. I have never seen anything like this before and I LOVE it!!! I really think I would want to take a bite. You made it look so real. Wow, those chocolate shavings. Too cool! The gift card holder part was my favorite. What a surprise. Love all the lovely attention to details. Okay, now I have a major sweet tooth. Fantastic creation. Have a wonderful Wednesday teamie!!
xoxo, Christine

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow! That is such a great gift idea! You did a fabulous job it looks real enough to eat. I will so have to try this. Thanks Sooo much for the inspiration.

Jacilynn said...

wow, I thought this was real at first glance. gorgeous. I love it.

Mo said...

Dear Jane!
Wow, your cupcake is sooooooooo fantastic, it looks so real...

email: said...

Oh my goodness Jane, this looks positively delish!! Wow, very creative reminds me of when you made very realistic popcorn!! Gorgeous and fab gift card holder.

Thanks for the continued gorgeous inspirations for our Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Vicky said...

WOW.....This is absolutely totally amazing, I honestly thought it was a real cake...I was even drooling I was getting ready for a bib here!!! I can't believe you have made this basically out of paper & ribbons, its just fantastic.......I bow before you Jane...

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jessica L said...

Wow!! This is totally A-MAZING! I totally thought it was real in the first picture, till I started reading!

Corinne said...

WOW This is absolutely AMAZING....your gift card cupcake looks so real, can't get over how realistic it looks. Very nicely the idea.

Kim said...

Absolutely STUNNING Jane! WOW what a beauty!!! Thanks for posting the tutorial I'm going to have to give this a go! Yours is soooo pretty!!!
Hugs~ Kim

gila said...

Boah, sowas tolles, sieht wirklich echt aus und richtig lecker
lg gila

Andrea said...

Wow Jane you have certainly outdone yourself on this one this is incredible. I had to look twice while getting cravings for cupcakes tehe. The cherry on top is just too cute x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Yummy enough to eat! Luv it!


Marcea said...

This is truly a work of art, I absolutely love it to bits
Have a great week and thankyou for being so sweet to me last week, I really appreciate hun