Introduction: Ombre Rose Tealight Cake

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Tealights are so fun to play with! They are cheap, simple, and can be used in so many different ways. Here's a fun way to decorate your tealights to look like a rose ombre cake

Step 1: Materials

Coloured paper (4 shades)

Cake template (You can get one from





Battery operated LED tealight candle

Paper trimmer (optional - makes work a lot easier)

Step 2: ​Paper Prep

Set aside your lightest shade of paper.

With the 3 darker shades, begin with an 8.5x11" of the coloured paper. Cut in half lengthwise to give 2, 4.25x11". Then cut it along the 11" side into 0.5" strips, this gives you strips that are 0.5x4.25".

You will need 14-16 strips.

Step 3: Roses

Take your strip and fold the corner into an acute triangle. Fold the triangle in on itself along the inside edge. Fold the working end back on itself. Then fold the triangle in half, this acts like a spindle. Begin rolling the the spindle into the working end until you reach the end of the fold. Fold the working end back on itself, like before. Continue rolling and folding the working end until you reach the end of the strip. Add some glue and secure into place. Snip off the excess paper at the bottom of the rose.

Step 4: Assembly

Attach the face and side pieces to your tealight candle. Place glue on the back of the rose and glue it onto the cake starting from the bottom with the darkest shade. Add some bling stickers to the top of the candle.

Step 5: Watch the Video

I've also made a video tutorial if these instructions weren't so clear :)

Happy Crafting!