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Actually, no cake, just a box of Caramel Apple cake mix that I altered. You should have seen my hubby's face when he saw me painting the box black. He asked what I was doing, and I said I was trying to make a collage on the cake mix box. He walked away shaking his head while I was giggling (not too loudly). This week's Octopode Factory Challenge (TOFF#35) is about cake. After seeing Dawn's 3-D cake slice, I wanted to make something 3-D myself. Not having lots of patience today for templates, I decided to alter a real box of cake mix. I know my daughter is going to flip over this - I can't wait for her to see it. If you are interested in joining the cake challenge at Octopode, click here.

I painted most the box with some black craft paint, colored my image with SU! and Copic Markers, added some Ranger Crystal Stickles, glued down the images, and painted a layer of Gum Arabic over the whole thing to add some shine. Some silver Stickles and Mike's $1 gems, and it was done.

I used my Glenda the Good Witch Octopode image - she is the prettiest Octopode in my opinion, although there are a few close runner-ups. I wanted to have a profound quote - don't you think that quote is so true?

Hope your weekend is going well - if you were here, we could mix up that cake mix and have some caramel coffee together! Hugz!!!


  1. Great idea for an altered gift! And, Your immie is great with it! I am jealous of your ability to color images like this!

  2. Excellant creation and love love this quote... amazing
    - Samir

  3. Aah can you send me a piece plz, its looks so yummy. You have an such kind of blog, I never know, wow, your work is always pleasure to see, and your comment make me soooo proud, thank you visiting my blog and welcome my blog, I am really soooooooo happy to get your comment on my blog.Hugs to you too a lot.

  4. Great quote LOL and use of it on the card :)

  5. Thanks so much for the lovely comments and I'm very flattered to have inspired you to do this great project - talk about thinking outside the box (LOL)!! There's something for you on my blog today :)

  6. What a clever idea for the cake challenge! How creative to use an actual box of cake! Fabulous work <3 So glad you could join us again at TOFF!


  7. Oh, you're so creative, Nancy! Painting a cake mix, that is different. Turned out great and I really like the sentiment.


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