Candace Jedrowicz is about to change the way you think of postcards with just a grout sponge and caulk! You won’t believe your eyes! Yes this faux cake is actually mailable! Featured on Coo2Craft TV.
Watch Candace’s super cool Cake Mail YouTube video tutorial!
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Caulk – the white and brown are the actual colors it comes in
Disposable pastry bag
Brown paint, if desired
Bugle beads for sprinkles (optional)
1. Cut the grout sponge’s curved edges off, then stand the sponge on one long edge and cut at a diagonal to form 2 cake slices (Hubby cut mine with a table saw)
2. Lay one slice on it’s side. Find the center and lay your ruler a 1/4″ to one side. Cut along the ruler with your craft knife. Repeat on the other side. You want to cut about 1/4″ deep. Don’t worry about cutting through the sponge at the narrow end, the sponge can be trimmed if necessary.
3. Gently bend the slice to open the cuts you just made and cut the center out with scissors. If you’re going to paint the sponge brown, this would be the time to do it.
4. Lay the slice on the card stock and trace around it. Stand the slice up where is and continue to trace around the bottom. Cut out the shape.
5. Spread glue evenly on the card stock and attach it to the back side and bottom of the sponge and allow to dry.
6. Squeeze caulk into a pastry bag. Snip the tip off the bag.
7. Lay the slice groove side up. Lay tape along both sides of the groove. Squeeze caulk into the groove. Smooth it with your finger. Remove the tape. Allow to dry.
8. Hold on to the slice and squeeze caulk onto the top and back of the slice. Use a finger to smooth and swirl the “icing”. Sprinkle with bugle beads if desired.
9. Allow the icing to dry for at least 2 days before sending.
10. Address the card and write a small message on the thin end. The post office will need lots of room to do their thing.