Mary’s Corner – Baby Shower Favor Cake and Bags

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When people saw how neato our last cake was, of course we had to make one for an upcoming family baby shower too! We're stoked about how cute it is! We thought about tying a pair of baby socks on the top box with a pretty ribbon. Maybe we still will!

Each guest gets a cake slice filled with candies and the mom-to-be gets the top two layers of the cake. There are some gifts inside and she can use the boxes to store some baby mementos.

Dimensions

Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors that we used. Clicking on the Collection name (in white) will take you to our store where you can check out the necessary files!

Note: The SVG dimensions given in the chart show width only. After you import the SVG file, check "Keep Proportions" in the Shape Properties window and then enter the width given below.

3D Flowers SVG Kit Part II
Petals.svg (Bachelor's Button Extras Folder) 4.8"w - Cut 12-20 White Paper
Betty's Bags and Boxes SVG Collection
cake_box.svg 11.4"w - Cut 12 Patterned White Baby Paper
Free SVG (Sure Cuts A Lot) Safety Pin Ring
safety_pins_top.svg 6.7"w Pink Paper
safety_pins_bottom.svg 6.7"w Green Paper
ring.svg (in Extras folder) 4.2"w Pink Paper
Little Sweet Peas SVG Collection
block_top.svg 3.5"w Pink Paper
block_bottom.svg 3.5"w White Paper
rocking_horse_top.svg 3"w Pink Paper
rocking_horse_bottom.svg 3"w Green Paper

Also pictured are baby shower favor bags. We made them at the dimensions given in the instructions that come with the Sweet Treat Bags SVG Collection. We embellished them with ribbons and elements from the Little Sweet Peas SVG Collection sized at 1.3" wide.

Design Tips

  • We used 26" of ribbon for each box (about nine yards total). Glue shows through satin ribbon, but not through grosgrain ribbon (which is what we used). If using satin, you can cover up the glue marks with some paper strips or adhesive ribbon (Martha Stewart Crafts makes some).
  • Using a Zot (glue dot), we affixed a 3D flower to each cake box and put some bling (sparkly gemstones) in the middle of each flower.
  • For the top two layers, we used two round paper mache boxes from Michaels (4.5" and 7.5"). We painted the lids and bottoms of the boxes with acrylic craft paint. Then we used Mod Podge decoupage to affix patterned paper to the sides of the box. We sanded the edges where the paper meets the box to be sure it's a nice smooth finish.
  • We decorated the lids with Baby Elements (shown in table above) and sealed both boxes all over with Mod Podge so they'll be preserved for years and can be used to store Baby's special mementos.
  • Finally we glued some pretty ribbon around the edges of the lids and put a couple of baby toys inside for our new niece to enjoy.

Paper Suggestions

You can certainly go with your own theme and make this project however you’d like. Any coordinating paper will look super! For ours, all the paper we used was from the same pad by DCWV called Nursery.


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5 Responses to “Mary’s Corner – Baby Shower Favor Cake and Bags”

  1. Cassandra October 17, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    How wonderful is that! Very Creative and I’m sure Mom and her guests will love it!
    Cassandra

  2. Carmen October 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    Hi Mary, I’m sure you had a lot of fun creating this. I love the fun little bags, you are so creative!! BTW, I used the same paper when I made mine LOL. Creative minds think alike!

    Carmen

  3. LauraK October 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Oh my goodness! So cute! And you really did make this from scratch, Mary! You made all the SVG’s too! Great job!

  4. Theresa October 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    Wow those treat bags are so dang cute!!! I bet they loved it!

  5. Yolunda April 24, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing your creations. I am going to make this for my niece’s baby shower. I think she and the guest will love it!