**UPDATE: THE LINK TO THE FILE HAS BEEN UPDATED & IS ACTIVE** CLICK HERE FOR THE TEMPLATE
I'm reposting my original blog entry about the Cricut template for those of you who asked. Here it is! Have fun! (Thanks, Denise, for letting me know!)
I love the blogging world! Awhile ago I was contacted by Ashley Whipple from Cute As a Fox Creations. Remember the paper cake treat boxes? Well, I have some great news for all of you Cricut-machine owners!
Ashley has made an SVG version of the templates so anyone with a Cricut cutting machine and Sure Cuts a Lot Software can cut out her own cake templates. For those of you that haven't heard of it before, Sure Cuts a Lot(SCAL) allows you to connect your Cricut to your computer and cut fonts and images straight from your computer.
My tutorial includes instructions on assembing and decorating the cake; Ashley's tutorial focuses on how to use the SVG files and cut the slices. So, without further ado...here is the Cricut tutorial from Ashley. Thanks again, Ashley, for sharing this with eWillow.com's readers!
Cricut Cutting Machine
Sure Cuts a Lot Software * or other software that connects your Cricut to your computer
1. First thing you want to do is download the SVG files. DOWNLOAD the Cake Slice Template. The file is a zip folder containing three SVG files. One file for each layer of cake.
2. Save and unzip the files.
3. Open up your Sure Cuts a Lot and select the option to Import SVG. It should look something like this:
Here are the sizes you want each size slice to be:
- PaperCakeSliceSmall.SVG - 8.028" wide x 6.06" tall
- PaperCakeSliceMedium.SVG - 8.565" wide x 7.067" tall
- PaperCakeSliceLarge.SVG - 10.131" wide x 8.005" tall
These sizes will exactly duplicate the cake Charlene made. If you decide to experiment with the size make sure you lock the aspect ratio so the size stays proportional.
4. Cut 11 of each slice of cake. In the tutorial, Charlene has cut marks and score marks. I decided to perforate the score lines so they would be easy to fold.
Here is a picture of what the middle layer looks like after it has been cut. I have tested several of these, and the perforations make folding this so easy!
Charlene also includes a step in her tutorial to punch holes in the close tabs for ribbon. I added those punch holes so you can skip that step too. Now that your slices are cut, you can use Charlene's tutorial HERE to construct the cake and decorate. Charlene and I would love to see what you create with this! You can set up a Studio at eWillow.com to show off your beautiful cakes. I will be making one for a baby shower in two weeks and I will definitely be posting some pictures here.
Here is some fine print from Ashley... *Disclaimer: I (Ashley Whipple) am an affiliate of Sure Cuts a Lot which means that I (Ashley Whipple) get a small percentage of sales from people who follow my link and purchase the software. I (Ashley Whipple) look at it as a little thanks for taking time to develop these SVG files and making them available to everyone for free. If you are planning to purchase the software, please go through me (Ashley Whipple.)" Neither eWillow.com nor Charlene Harreveld have been compensated in any way.