A slice cake box can serve as decoration or a centrepiece as well as a handy way for your guests to take home a slice of cake after a wedding reception or party. Making a slice cake box is relatively easy and inexpensive. You can use any colour card stock you wish and match the box to your wedding or party colours. The box can also be filled with candy or other goodies and favours from your event.
Download a template for an individual cake slice box. There are various websites that provide free templates. Enlarge the image to 200 per cent. Print the template onto regular copy paper (not your card stock).
Cut out the template. Lay the template on one of the pieces of card stock and cut out the pattern. Use the dull side of the craft knife to score the card stock where the folds are marked on the template. The dotted lines on the template are the fold marks. Fold according to the instructions on the template and secure with double-sided tape or glue.
Cut out 11 more patterns, one on each piece of card stock, and assemble the slice boxes. Once they are complete, the 12 assembled cake slice shapes will form a complete circle in the shape of a round cake. Decorate the cardboard cake with stencils, ink stamps, glitter or ribbons. Position a sheet of waxed paper in the bottom of each slice box to keep the cake from sticking to the box.
Place the slice boxes on a cake plate and display on or near the cake table at the wedding or party. Tie a ribbon around the boxes to secure them until ready to use. Place pieces of cake in the boxes for guests as the party ends and guests are leaving.
Attach gift tags to the boxes to reserve them for special guests. Buy extra card stock in case you make a mistake when cutting or scoring the cards. For a wedding, get the card stock in two colours used in your wedding and alternate the colours when assembling the cardboard cake box.
The templates are copyrighted. You can make the cake slice boxes and give them away, but you cannot share the templates online, by e-mail or by printing and selling or distributing them.