I got inspired to make these cakes after a trip to New York last fall. I saw some in a store display and had to make some. I love the idea of using them as mini pinatas or even as photobooth props. They are pretty simple to make and fortunately never go bad.

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

The moulds are easily made with cardstock and tape and then we put a layer of papier mache on top to give them texture and make them stronger.

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Cardstock, scissors, tape, paper mache, paint, crepe paper

Step 1: Cut out two cardstock circles.
Step 2: Depending on the height of you cake, cut out a strip of cardstock paper that will cover the diameter of the circle.
Step 3: Tape the strip of cardstock paper alongside both bottom and top circles.
Step 4: Paper mache the entire piece of cake and let it dry.
Step 5: Paint the cake with the color of your choice
Step 6: Cut a piece of crepe paper, fold it in half and in the middle, and fringe.
Step 7: Hot glue your fringe alongside the top part of the cake.

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Papier Mache Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

Styling by Amy Moss

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