Make Your Own "Piece of Cake" Postcards!
Materials Needed for the Postcards:
• Car Sponges
• Serrated Knife • Mod Podge Collage Clay • Hot Glue Gun • Cardstock • Scissors Directions:
- Cut car sponge into wedge. You can buy them for about $8.00 a 6-pack. You can get 2 pieces out of each sponge, so you can get 12 pieces of cake postcards from one pack!
- Score the diagonal cut with your serrated knife, dragging the knife across the length of the sponge repeatedly until the incision really gets going. Then cut the rest of the sponge normally until the two pieces separate. The thinner the sponge gets at the edge of the wedge, the slower you should go with the knife. You may want to go back to scoring rather than sawing with the knife.
- Cut off the end of the thin edge of the sponge so you have a blunt end. This will give that "slice of cake" look.
- To give the look of a two-layered slice of cake, cut a groove in the center and along the length of the sponge. Score the place where you will cut out the groove with the serrated knife. Then go in with the scissors to cut the rest of the groove. Be careful not to punch through to the other side of the sponge.
- Spray paint your sponge any color you like. You can also leave the sponge yellow if you like.
- Once the paint is dry, pipe Collage Clay into the groove.
- Using the Collage Clay, "frost" the top of the sponge and the side of the sponge that was cut by the knife. You will attach the postcard to the smooth side. Just like you would frost a real cake with real icing. Attach the appropriate tip from the Collage Clay kit to the piping bag. The bag comes prefilled with Collage Clay. Start in the center, swirl the tip and release as you pull up. Repeat along the length of the cake.
- Let the Collage Clay "frosting" dry completely. It should be dry enough to attach the postcard within 2 hours. However, allow for 24 hours to cure completely.
- Before the "frosting" dries completely, place a "cherry" on top of the "frosting."
- For a proper sized postcard, download the blank template Jessie has created and put your celebration’s information on it.
- Hot glue the post card onto the "unfrosted" side of our "cake piece."
Materials Needed for the Cherries:
• Small Styrofoam balls
• Red & Green acrylic paint • Paintbrush • Mod Podge Mod Melts • Hot Glue Gun
- Paint the Styrofoam balls with the red acrylic paint. Allow to dry completely.
- Load hot glue gun with Mod Podge Mod Melts, and make 2 inch long single of Mod Melt strips on wax paper.
- Once Mod Melt Strips are dry, peel them off of the wax paper and paint them with green acrylic paint and allow them to dry completely.
- Stick green Mod Melt strips into the dry red Styrofoam balls and you have your cherries!
Tips for sending out your "Piece of Cake" Postcards:
- Send post cards just as they are, but without a cherry. The cherry may fall off if mailed without a box. It will cost roughly $3.00 per postcard.
- Buy pastry boxes to mail out postcards to complete the dessert theme. They may cost slightly more to mail them within a pastry box.
- Special deliver your invitations yourself for a personalized touch.
- Take your "Piece of Cake" postcards to your child’s school and place them in each child’s cubby or desk.