Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Origamic Architecture Wedding Cake

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Jul 5, 2010

Origamic Architecture Wedding Cake

origamic architecture cake
This is the consolation card I made for my friend who got the non pop up card for her wedding.

Obviously I cave to peer pressure.

It's a straight-forward origamic architecture design.

This video shows how to fold each tier. It's a house pop up , but the roof is folded exactly the same way as a cake tier. (Start watching at 2:40).

The flowers are my old favorites from the seven flower pop up.

Download your choice--the file set includes the cake with wavy uprights and the one with straight uprights. I like the wavy one better because it looks more like icing.

Be sure to check out the gorgeous straight-sided ones made by Chris.
Isn't it fabulous in chocolate?

pop up cake

Download files for cake with straight cuts or wavy cuts: Studio, PDF, DXF, SVG .

How to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space

Files download for free; pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site. Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.

origamic architecture cake
origamic architecture cake

origamic architecture cake

Here's one by Cathy of Scraps of Life.

Cut on black lines, score and fold on red lines.

origamic architecture cake

The scallops are separate overlays cut out and glued to the tops of the layers. The inspiration for these came from Monica's laced frame #31.
Scalloped overlays are included in the file set.

There is a sizing rectangle on the scallops file drawn to match the outline rectangle of the cake file. I set mine to 9" tall and constrained the width to height ratio. If you change the size, make sure you change both files.

The front is a custom portrait by my daughter, who draws caricatures at a theme park).

origamic architecture cake

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Mima said...

Hola CPeep,
I love this pop-up! I hope that I am able to do this card. You have a nack for creating these cards with such easy. I enjoy stopping by to see your creations. TFS, Mima

Helen said...

Wow, Wow!!! Love it!

Crayola58 said...

Gasp!..... this is awesome, intricate and fantastic.

Anonymous said...

ohhh beautifull! THANK YOU

Trisha said...

This is gorgeous! I just hope I can make it successfully. Thank you!

Jan scrap said...

WOW! How mega is that! Excellent work, I am seriously impressed!

TheCakeTop said...

Wow, I'm totally impressed! I've never done origami before so I'm always in awe when I see it. What a great idea for a wedding card.

Sue from Oregon said...

I hope your friend is happy now! she did a good guilt trip on you LOL!
Another great creation.Thats a lot of work...would be cool to have it in a cutting file...I am so lazy LOL!

Karen said...

Oh this is so wonderful! I can't seem to get to the svg file format? All that shows is "pdf...dxf". How do you get the different formats that are "in between those two to open? Thanks!

rkbmadden at hotmail dot com

cpeep said...

Karen, those were just "spacers". I switched the wording to make it more clear. And added an SVG for any guinea pig who wants to try it out :)


Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh Carol
This is just superb!
Though I am an ENT Surgeon by profession I am a regular visitor to your site as my hobby is card making and especially pop up cards

artycrafty said...

beautiful! its awesome

1CardCreator said...

Breathtaking Carole! Your daughters caricature is awesome too!

Lura said...

Hello! This card is soo beautiful and I used your PDF to make one for my friend. You can see it here if you like, I also linked to your blog (I hope that's okay): http://lalalura.deviantart.com/art/Pop-Up-Birthday-Card-172909868

If not, note me and I remove the link.

cpeep said...

Lura, your card's great! I'm happy to have you link back. Thanks for sharing YOUR link so we can all see what you made.


Dragoness said...

Wow, what an amazing card - very effective. <3 love it

Jenny said...

There are no words to express the appreciation I have for your generosity! You are truly amazing.

Sabrina said...

I'm working on a pop up cake for my girlfriend's birthday. I love these! I'll post a picture of it when i'm done :)

Sabrina said...

So here is my card:


Her birthday isn't till the 24th though, so I might add a few things, but its basically almost done. Thanks a lot for the files!

Nana Rogers said...

I love this card and how easy it turned out to make, Thanks to all your hard work!
I made one for my parents anniversary. I also gave you credit and posted a link to you on my picture. Thank you for all the inspiration and tutorials you have shared. http://www.flickr.com/photos/abfnana/6539581325/in/photostream


Carol said...

Very nice, Nana!

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Anonymous said...

.........this is impossible!! How do you do the intricate folding and cutting?!

Tehmina Khan said...

Amazing i love to make cards too

creamilious said...

sorry. can i fold the card into half? cause i cant close the card after making it. haha

Xiujing said...

omg I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH! i saw a similar pop up in google images but when i clicked it, it costs money. Couldnt find a free one. Then i stumbled upon your blog. thank you so much!

Your blog have EVERYTHING!

Xiujing said...

By the way, do you have one that opens fully?
like in this pic

will it work if i use two half side to make this one whole thing?

Carol said...

I haven't made one like that, but I'm intrigued.


Jennifer Dupee said...

Love this card! Thanks, Carol!

My cake creation is viewable at:

Phương Trang Hoàng Hà said...

thank you so much. I'm finding this pattern for my Mother's birthday :D
I hope you will post some more interesting kirigami pattern in the future