Cardboard Props: How to make a prop Cake (French Fancies)

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So I had to make a prop cake... a rather specific one, a 'French Fancie' After doing some intensive research on the cake *dabs some icing from the corner of her mouth* I think I finally got one that looks right... it's a little bigger than it should be... but hey... who cares ? ;)

This prop would be great for kids to use as toys, perhaps at teddy bears picnics, playing shop or whatever.

If you like it rate it, if you make it show me.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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What you'll need:
  • Cardboard
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • PVA Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Toilet roll
  • 4 Cake cases
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Small object to use as the bump on top of the cake (I used the lid off a miniature whiskey bottle *hic*


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so I made some rough measurements of the cake and drew up a basic design on a piece of paper... Pretty standard really... Mine is a little bigger than the real cake, but that wont matter once it's on stage.

Step 3: Slice the cake... i er... mean cardboard

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Simple as pie... I drew and cut out the sides of the cake, I didn't bother making a cube like you used to do in maths when you where a kid, because it doesn't really work in cardboard.

Step 4: Think outside the box

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I'm not trying to dumb things down here... It's just real simple... using your glue gun, glue the box together

Step 5: BUMP!

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Using a ruler find the center point of your box, and glue on your bump making device... i used a whiskey bottle lid, just simply glued it in place.
n1cod3mus1 year ago
i prefer the real cakes mmmm