Paper cake slice decorationsMake this zero calorie dessert as a delicious party favor for your next dinner party, ladies lunch or tea. With scallop icing trim and chocolate curls, they are lovely to decorate a place setting or stack them on a cake platter for a centerpiece. Also wonderful as bridal shower favors or decorations.

Use our PDF template to cut out each cake shape for easy assembly, and choose any colored paper to create your own combination of “flavors”…red velvet…strawberry…dark chocolate!


PS colors: gravel & beet
Latest fave: Tree Trunk Tea Light and Japanese 8 1/4″ Scissors

Materials Needed:
How to PDF
8 1/2 x 11 Cover Paper (Superfine Soft White)
8 1/2 x 11 Text Paper (Shimmer Chocolate and Stardream Opal)
Xacto Knife or Scissors
Cutting Mat (optional)
Bone Folder (optional)
Glue Stick
Scallop Scissors

Getting Started:
Begin by printing the How to PDF and cutting out each cake part template. Cut along the solid lines only. Once finished, you should have 7 cake part templates (you will use the Step 2a template twice to create a total of 8 cake pieces). Next follow the instructions below along with the How to PDF for using each template with the paper listed or other paper you have selected.

1. Use each cake part template to cut out shapes from the colored papers creating all 8 cake parts.
2. With a bone folder, score and fold along the dotted lines as shown in each template.
3. Assemble the parts in numbered order – the templates will show you where to apply adhesive. Use the finished sample image as reference.


15 Responses

  1. Lindsay says:

    Adorable! Love this…

  2. Claudia says:

    Looking forward to trying this out this weekend! I think it’ll be a perfect little gift for a coworker’s birthday – especially if I fill it with some chocolates. Thanks!

  3. This is good stuff! All I know how to do is paper airplanes.

  4. candy says:

    Awesome tutorial!


  5. Cathy says:

    This is too cute!!!

  6. Cathy says:

    I made two of these but altered them a little by splitting the cake in half lengthwide so that it will open up to put something inside like a gift card, candies, jewelry…

  7. Elie's Papel says:

    This is such a cute idea for parties and showers… love it!

  8. Gabriela says:


    These are fabulous!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  9. annie says:

    this was a lot of fun to design along with my new assistant tracy! also, thanx to jess for featuring our delicious treat on her cool blog how about orange!

  10. Joni says:

    How many would you need to make to have a complete cake? This is really cute.

  11. Tammy Moore says:

    Too cute! I love this and can’t wait to try one out! TFS!

  12. annie says:

    hey joni,
    it’ll take 10 slices to go all the way around and make a whole cake. it’s so yummy to look at! i’m thinking of making one for my sister, who’s a chef, just to have displayed in her kitchen.

  13. Alyssa says:

    I also altered this a bit to use as a gift box and stuck a birthday candle through a hole punched in the top. It worked wonderfully as a handle for opening the box, and when lit (for a very short time to keep the wax from dripping) my friend’s “Low Fat Bithday Party” was complete!
    So cute!

  14. Michelle says:

    Thank you for this how-to! I made 8 of the slices and used them on a cake stand for a bridal shower gift. Here are some pictures of the final product:

  15. lolo says:

    Adorable! Love this…