Birthday Bash: DIY a Faux Cake Centerpiece “frosted” with flowers

We’re topping off Birthday Bash Week with cake, of course! You can’t have a party without cake, can you? Making this Flower Cake Centerpiece really is a piece of cake (I can hear my daughter groaning over that pun!). Honestly, I’m not sure that something this pretty should be so easy to make — it took me less than two hours to DIY this Flower Cake Centerpiece.  This faux cake is an impressive centerpiece on a buffet table, or at a baby or bridal shower, a birthday, or other special occasion. And, you can use it over and over again. In other news, I’m announcing the week’s biggest giveaway today!

So pretty! And you can DIY this Flower Cake Centerpiece in an evening.

Make this Flower Cake Centerpiece tonight!

Beautiful! DIY a Faux Flower Cake Centerpiece! So easy!

Don’t the flowers look like frosting?

Beautiful dettail on a Faux Flower Cake.

Yummy, right? You can easily change the look of this cake by using different flowers.

To make a Flower Cake Centerpiece, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Four, 1” x 8” discs; OR, one 8” x 4” cake form
  • Silk flowers (I used 24 to “frost” the sides and 12 for the top)
  • Optional: Wood skewers (if using individual 1” discs); cake topper (mine came from a collection from My Mind’s Eye)
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Wire knippers
Materials to DIY a Flower Cake Centerpiece. Easy & so pretty!

You can use a single, 4″ thick Cake Form, or four, 1″ thick discs.

To make a Flower Cake Centerpiece:

1. If using a cake form, skip to Step 2. If using four, 1” discs, glue the discs together, and then insert four wood picks through the top and down through the four layers. Trim off excess skewers.

Easy DIY -- how to make a Flower Cake Centerpiece.

Glue together the 1″ discs, and then insert four wood picks through the layers. Nip off the excess wood picks.

2. Trim flower stems to 2” long.

3. Add a row of flowers around the cake, about 1” up from the bottom. Add a second row of flowers around the cake, about ½” down from the top of the cake. As you add the second row, stagger the flowers so they’re positioned between the flowers in the first row.

How to make the prettiest, Flower Cake Centerpiece. DIY it and use it over and over again.

Cover the sides first, and then the top.

4. Fill in the top with flowers.

5. Optional: Add a cake topper.

6. Display!

This is so pretty! And an easy DIY centerpiece, too. Use it over and over again.

Can you think of a better way to wrap up the week-long birthday celebration than with this Flower Cake Centerpiece?

I’m wrapping up the 75th Birthday Bash for STYROFOAM Brand Foam with the biggest giveaway yet! But first, I’d like to announce the winner of yesterday’s giveaway. Thank you to everyone who has stopped in this week and shared your inspiration and projects! I’ve loved reading every single comment — you inspire me! Thank goodness for, as I could never pick just one winner myself. Today it’s commenter #1 again — Barb! Please contact me, Barb, for your prize package.

Today you have a chance to win three different prize packages, each one bursting with crafty goodness! And to make it even more fun, designer and artist Laura Kelly is adding in a few goodies, too! Here’s what we’ve jam packed into the three prize packages:

** Please Note: This Giveaway is Closed**

Prize #1:

  • $75 craft store gift card (choose from Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and Hobby Lobby)
  • $25 gift card from Laura Kelly and
  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Two cones, six balls, one wreath
  • One-year subscription to Craft Ideas
  • Craft apron
  • A 12-pack of Starbuck’s Via packets
  • A few birthday goodies for your next bash!

Prize #2:

  • $50 craft store gift card (choose from Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and Hobby Lobby)
  • Rainbow Cloud Pillow Kit from Laura Kelly
  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Two cones, six balls, one wreath
  • One-year subscription to Craft Ideas
  • Craft apron
  • A 12-pack of Starbuck’s Via packets
  • A few birthday goodies for your next bash!

Prize #3:

  • $25 craft store gift card (choose from Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels and Hobby Lobby)
  • Rainbow Cloud Pillow Kit from Laura Kelly
  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Two cones, six balls, one wreath
  • One-year subscription to Craft Ideas
  • Craft apron
  • A 12-pack of Starbuck’s Via packets
  • A few birthday goodies for your next bash!

For your chance to win one of these three prize packages, please tell me below the types of crafts that are your favorite here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. I’d like to know what you like best, to help me better plan the projects I feature. What do you like, and what should I include more of? I would love your feedback!

Please leave your feedback below by midnight on Monday, June 6, and I’ll announce the winners on Tuesday, June 7.

**Please Note: This Giveaway is Closed**

Thank you so much for taking the time to join in the party this week! I had a lot of fun planning it and I hope you had fun, too.

Happy crafting!

P.S. Don’t miss Laura’s Birthday Celebration Wreath


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44 Responses to Birthday Bash: DIY a Faux Cake Centerpiece “frosted” with flowers

  1. CraftyB says:

    Wow, the piece de resistance!! Love the cake!! All the celebration possibilities! My fave is the celebration cake (good enough to eat…), but the birthday wreath is a close #2.

  2. Nicole says:

    I love all the projects you share, but wreaths are my favorite.

  3. Pam says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Personally I love most of your projects. If I had to pick a favorite it would have to be the topiaries that you’ve done. I have re-made a few of them at work. theya re very versatile. Also, I loved the birds? you did with polymer clay that had a glittery suface. I haven’t tried them because I am afraid of not being able to do them justice. One of these days, maybe.
    Pam B.

    • Sharon says:

      That’s awesome! I love to hear that CnC readers have made projects from the site. thank you! I have to give credit to Rebekah Meier for the paper clay birds — she’s shared some of her sweet, paper clay creations here. I hope you do give them a try, and if you get stuck, Rebekah would be happy to answer any questions you have. Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. mjmarmo says:

    I am new to your site but am loving the variety of projects! So many which I think I can do!

    • Sharon says:

      I’m glad you found us! I hope you’re inspired to try a few of the crafts here — most are easy to DIY, and you have to love that. Let me know if you give something a whirl. Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. Jean Bullock says:

    I like paper crafts the best and because I love creative packaging I would like to see some posts and tutorials about that. I like recycling too, so it would be fun to see creative packaging made from recycled objects.

    • Sharon says:

      I’m glad you came to the party, and thank you for the feedback. Be sure to check out the section on Paper Crafts, and let me know if you’re inspired to try a project or two. Craft on! Sharon

  6. Donna says:

    What a super awesome idea! Thanks for a great week!

  7. Angie says:

    Happy 75th Birthday, Styrofoam! It is amazing how many wonderful crafts you can create using Styrofoam. The Fau Cake Centerpiece is adorable. It goes with so many different things – little girls’ birthday parties, adult lady’s birthday parties, bridal showers, church banquets, Mother’s Day, and even baby showers. I think the above pictures with the white and pink roses are just perfect. I could also see someone making them with sunflowers for August. The white birch wedding decorations are near and dear to my heart. We had a huge white birch tree in the front yard that we had our family pose in front of or the kids climbing on for all sorts of holiday occasions. We even used some of the logs at Christmas to decorate with greenery, pinecones, nuts, and berries along with tapered candles. Thank you for all you do creating this great site, Sharon!

  8. Stella Upton says:

    I love all crafts. You give me great ideas!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I don’t think there are many crafts and/or trends that you can’t make with STYROFOAM Brand Foam! It’s always fun to try something new! Sharon

  9. Dorothy Wikkerink says:

    I love your website. I go to it whenever I am looking for something unique and easy to do. The instructions are always well laid out and easy to follow.

  10. Becca Christensen says:

    What a beautiful idea!! This would make a great table decoration for a wedding or anniversary also. I have a birthday party coming up- this will be the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for all the amazing ideas!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I think this cake could be fun to pass around family members, too, from birthday to birthday, or wedding shower to wedding shower, etc. Happy crafting! Sharon

  11. Lorrie says:

    Thanks for the great week. I loved the floral cake centerpiece. It was stunning.
    I enjoy the snowmen projects but any home dec/holiday stuff gets my attention.
    Thanks for the chance at the fun giveaways too.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, and I’m glad you joined us for the party. I have a soft spot for snowmen, too — and I think you’ll want to stop by on Friday to see what I’ve planned for the summer! Thanks, again. Sharon

  12. LisaM6 says:

    That cake is beautiful. I can see my daughter baking and frosting something like this. Ahh, to be skinny again. Love the idea of this one. I will have to forward this one to my niece as she is getting married in September. 🙂
    I love seeing any crafts you post. They all get my creative juices flowing. LOL I really like the snowmen you have shown. With school out next Thursday I know that my youngest will be wanting to create some fun crafts so we will be checking out all the goodies from the past and make a list of what she wants to try. Thanks for such a great blog and answering my question.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I hear you, Lisa! I used to love baking cakes when I was younger, but these days, I’d better stick to no-cal, Faux Flower Cakes! I am really excited about a summertime feature I’ve planned, so you will have to check in on Friday — I think you’ll love it! Thanks! Sharon

  13. Katiria says:

    Whoa! First of all, that Faux Cake is Fantastic! Second, thanks for the wonderful week of posts & prizes. It’s been fun 🙂
    I like crafts that are versatile and can serve as decorations for parties and holidays or even as a gifts. Today’s post is a great example of that. I could use it as a party decoration or I could give it to someone as a gift. I like that you always provide easy to follow steps and pictures. They are very helpful. I love that you include school science projects. Thinking ahead to Father’s Day. I’d like to see some manly themes to let the guys know that crafts don’t have to be flowery and girly. Boys can create more than just mayhem 😉 LOL

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for coming to the party, Katiria. And thank you for the wonderful comments. The boys do get left out of the crafty universe sometimes, don’t they? The most recent Father’s Day craft I’ve had are the Candy Bouquets. That’s a project that can flex for so many occasions. Good food for thought — thank you! Sharon

  14. Deanna Bishop says:

    I Love the birthday cake. Oh my gosh that is just awesome. I am going to make one for fathers day using blue flowers. I Love everything you do.I would like to learn how to make wreaths. using flowers and ribbons and lace. Thank You for sharing your stuff with us.

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you joined us! Thanks for the your suggestions. I’d love to see your sweet, Father’s Day cake, and I hope you’ll share a photo. Thank you! Sharon

  15. Darn! I get so excited to answer the day’s question that I forget to comment on the incredible creations! When I scrolled down and saw this amazing “cake” I almost swallowed my tongue! Absolute perfection!! This is a definite must make project! I can see this done in ombre blues or blacks to grays or well…. ANY combination of colors would look lovely!!! I am absolutely drooling right now!!!! LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!

    • Sharon says:

      Awww, thanks! I loved how the cake turned out, too, especially because it was so easy! And there are so many occasions for which you could use it, or really, you could even dress up everyday with it. Sharon

  16. OOOOOO! So exciting!! Emailing you as soon as I comment! THANK YOU! I would love to see some masculine projects. I find it so hard to create for the guys in my life and often just buy them something because I get frustrated!
    Other than that you have an amazing variety of projects that can be altered slightly for many different occasions!
    Would love to win one of today’s gift packages!! Being able to go shopping without hubby getting grumpy would be fun and the other elements are pretty awesome too!! Fingers crossed and good luck to all!

    • Sharon says:

      You are so right that it’s harder to find masculine projects. Why is it that the guys are harder to craft and even buy for? Thanks so much! (And I always love your creative ideas for changing up the projects!) Sharon

      • Jenna and I will often come to the blog and just look at all the projects making lists (LONG LISTS) of things that she wants to make. Half the time that is the most fun because I love hearing her tell me what different things she would do to make it her own. For 4 years old she is quite a creative little gal and the imagination on her never quits!
        The other day hubby came home and told her that after he got a snack he would go outside with her. I went into my craft room and a few minutes later she came in and told e we had to talk. I said Ok and she proceeded to tell me that Bumpah (hubby) wasn’t paying “tention” to her like he always does. She then went and told hubby the same thing! We just looked at each other and chuckled. She is a laugh a minute!

      • Sharon says:

        What fun stories! And she’s so lucky to have a crafty, creative (and fun!) grandma! Craft on! Sharon

  17. Anne Haun says:

    My favorite projects are the home decor and seasonal projects. I always love to see seasonal projects as they serve as an inspiration to bet busy and make the seasonal holidays special! You can never post too many home decor projects – it is always fun to change out home decor items with new trendy decor.

  18. Barbara Glover says:

    I really love all the crafts on this site, but the paper clay tutorials are the best. I love how you do different seasonal ideas too. Thank you! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I think most of the paper clay tutorials have been Rebekah Meier’s and she’ll be so glad to hear that you’re a fan! I’m glad you like the seasonal projects, too. Sharon

  19. Choosing my favorite on your site is really hard because your posts and links have led me to discover so many new ways to craft. Like the Birthday Cake today, it is marvelous and will make a brilliant addition to party decorations!
    My favorite project idea pick will be the topiary tutorials because I had never seen one before and after making a few for gifts they are so fun to create in such a huge manor of methods. Since I am just discovering foam projects one thing that I could use more help on is Ribbons and Bows. I just can not seem to get them to do what I am intending quite often.
    Thank you for all that you do with links, tutorials and fabulous ideas! Also, thank you for the opportunity to win one of these great prize packages! Have a fantastic creative day!

    • Sharon says:

      You are so sweet, and thank you! I love new finding ideas and new ways to inspire my readers. A creative day is a happy day, right? Here’s to many more! Sharon

  20. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    The home decor and kids crafts are my favorites!

  21. Teri says:

    I love the nature inspired crafts

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