Hey guys !
If you ever read my other blog “Cyn’s updates” (it’s on the side), then you’ll know I found my ‘penpal’. She was an international student that I had met wayyy back in 2009, and she found me on FB ! We emailed each other for about 1 1/2 years ? Then lost contact for two…. and she even sent me snail mail ! I thought it was time to send one back, so I made a Cappuccino Cake .
This was a cake from a korean bakery called ” Paris Baguette” ( yes, I did some intense research ahaha)..
Todays’ tutorial will be on how I made the box to hold the cake,
Here we go !
- Your cake or whatever item you want to package
- Cardboard ( you can use something like a cereal box , or spare book cover)
- Patterned paper
- First I printed out a template as reference on how it was to be constructed.
- Measure out your cake. Mine is about.. 5cm ? So that means the middle of the cake will be 5cm x 5cm
- Blue : This will be the basic shape of the cake. It’s 5cm x 5cm
- Green: This is the height of the cake. Mine was 2cm . Make sure you have those extra squares, those are the tabs for gluing.
- Pink: This is the cover/lid (?) of the cake box ? I can’t think of a better word, you’ll see what it is at the end ><
- After you cut out your template, crease all the lines.
- Rub out the pencil lines
- Glue the flaps with something. I’m using PVA
- Last image: what the box looks like
- To give the box(base) more support we’re going to put in a piece of cardboard.
- Cut out a square from the cardboard and your patterned paper. (In my case, it’s 5cm x 5cm. Use your own measurements)
- Glue them together
- Here is what it looks like with the base in.
- Place your cake on top (or whatever you are packaging)
- I used Blu-tak to keep the pieces in place.
- I had some decoration that make the paper stick up when I folded it so, I cut the flaps shorter.
- For the longer flaps, I folded the edge, and placed some blu-tak on it.
- Hopefully, these images will do my explanations justice >< !
- The idea is, is for the tops to fold over like a McD happy meal. I printed and glued the logo of Paris Baguette onto it… does it seem out of place ? Ahahah
And there ^^
I hope this tutorial was easy enough. I know the explanations are a bit unclear, so if you do have any questions, just comment below.
It’s quite easy to figure out how to make my template after printing an example out. All I had to do was alter the measurements, and then add the extra ‘flaps’ that would fold over the top.
Just a note…
I got a new computer recently, and I was looking through my posts…. do the images really look that bright ? Too much exposure ?
It looks fine when I edit it on my laptop :/ Idk. I think everything in general is just really HD now..
Thanks for reading !