Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tower of Boxes cake~

My boss is often asked to contribute items to charitable organizations to be included in auctions for fund raising . One of my favorite events every year is a luncheon fashion show benefiting The Lemieux Foundation. The good Dr. always contributes a generous certificate toward orthodontic treatment to be used by the winning bidder. My job is to come up with a novel way to present that certificate, trying to tie-in the theme with his contribution. This year, the 10th Anniversary of the event, the theme was "Cake" and the colors they were using for the event were pink & brown. OK-first of all, pink and brown are one of my very favorite color combos and cake....who doesn't love cake? As soon as this was mentioned to me, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! What else would a paper-crafter create but a cake out of paper....paper mache boxes in this case. I started with 3 nesting boxes, papers, trims, stamps, flowers and lots and lots of adhesive! This is my creation.....


and how it evolved.....

And the icing on the cake....

I have to say that this is one project that I had trouble parting with. I actually think that I may have to recreate at least one of these "layers" for myself.
By the by, my trip to Iowa was wonderful. My sister, cousins and I laughed, talked, ate, shopped and toured non-stop!!!! Thanks Rita and Lois, for making it the most fun 4 days I've had in ages!

12 comments:

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

So stunning and completely beautiful! Every little detail. Thanks for showing the process. And thanks so much for the encouragement on my latest endeavor. : )

full of bliss said...

This is so beautiful! I completely understand why you had trouble parting with it, it's so pretty! I am amazed at the details! I loved seeing the process, thank you!
(~.~)Bekah

mimi said...

I must say this has to be one of the most beautiful projects you have ever created!!! I had the privilege to see it in person and it truly was amazing. The detail of the lace,papers, flowers and netting all came together so nicely. I am sure whoever won this prize will treasure it forever.
xoxoxo
Mimi~

marie said...

Joyce this is beautiful! I love the papers you used. Top to bottom ~ it's absolutely beautiful!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Joyce, what a beautiful project and I can see why you wouldn't want to part with it.

Trish said...

Oh, Joyce! This is so lovely, so elegant! The paper you chose is so, so very pretty!! It would be hard to part with this.

BTW, have a wonderful weekend!

LaurieStar said...

Oh my - this is so beautiful and elegant looking. I too, love pink and brown together. It think the flowers and tulle make it look very pretty and dreamy. You are so nice to always make up these great giveaway items! It must be hard to part with them!

Nadine said...

Dear Joyce,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway - best wishes!

kana said...

The cake is just beautiful Joyce!!!

Bethany Paull said...

Oh my! I don't know that I could have given it away either. What a GORGEOUS project, start to finish, right down to the "invitation".

Susie A. said...

Good thing it is made of paper...it is much too beautiful to eat!

Karen Cheetham said...

The "cake" is awesome! What a great idea...I love the card explaining the auction item also. VERY nice work!

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