3D Coffee Cake Birthday Card


This was a par-boiled idea, but I was making espresso the other day and realized the grounds are quite fine, so of course I thought of flocking. I have a birthday for a guy coming up and he loves coffee (it's not as easy for me to make cards for guys for some reason). I thought of making a coffee cake and covering my cake with grounds, then topping it with real whole coffee beans.



I tried using double sided tape, but the grounds (unused) wouldn't stay on. The glue holds an amazingly thick layer of grounds when I did a test. So I put down light blue vinyl on the cake where I didn't want coffee. Unfortunately the glue stayed on the vinyl too. So I had to apply the glue carefully before dousing with grounds. It's a good thing I used brown paper so any bare patches blend in.

Now that it's done, it makes me think of a chocolate mocha cake – plus it's like scratch and sniff sticker, except no scratching is needed!



16 comments:

  1. I bet the card smells good! This is very unique!

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    1. Thank you Silvia! Yes, the smell was wonderful each time I moved the coffee grounds around. I even had fun smelling my fingers! :D

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  2. This has to be one of the most creative things I've seen lately! You are absolutely BRILLIANT, Cecelia!

    Happy Crafting!
    Manuela

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    1. Aw, that's the sweetest comment Manuk, thank you! I love it when I can inspire others to try new things.

      Cecelia

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  3. what an imagination for coffee grounds on the cake, looks awesome and bet it smells good !!!!
    Paula

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    1. Thank you Paula! Yup, my whole room smelled so invigorating!

      Cecelia

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  4. what have you done brilliantly!
    Greetings Baukje

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  5. I agree with everyone else....you are super creative!!

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  6. So cute! I love the whole beans on top as decorations. When my oldest was a hippie for Halloween one year, he put corn syrup on his face and then coffee grounds... it made for a great looking beard!

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    1. LOL I can just imagine that too! I guess I could handle that (as a kid) tickling my chin all night if it meant more candy!

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  7. It does look like chocolate cake. I love the whole bean topping too.

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    1. Thanks Suganthi! Now I'm wondering what it would be like with cocoa powder! :D

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