Recipe for Fun Blog Hop – Vinyl Cake Carrier

Welcome to the Recipe for Fun Blog Hop!  Don’t miss the GIVEAWAY and list of other blogs in the hop at the end of this post!

Chalkboard Vinyl your Cake Carrier!

It’s a fun and good idea to vinyl your cake carriers if you take them to classroom parties, church socials and/or other food friendly events.  I’m preparing my Tupperware cake carrier so that I can easily change the name of the yummy contents as needed.

Some Crafty Supplies

I’m using some fun patterned vinyl from Vinyl Couture, the Cricut Flower Shoppe and Fancy Frames cartridges, my Cricut Expression 2 and chalkboard vinyl.  I chose to use chalkboard vinyl so I can write on and wipe off the contents of the container as they change.

Layering vinyl helps you give items a more unique look.

Using Fancy Frames, I cut out a cute frame in both chalkboard and the printed vinyl.  Next, I switched the center of the pink print for the chalkboard vinyl.  I didn’t use any special techniques for doing that.  I just eyeballed it for a good fit.  I added some very basic flowers using the Flower Shoppe cartridge.

Cool faster!  I want cake!

After getting the cake carrier ready, it was time to make a cake.  This is one of our family favorites.  We got it from this recipe at Food.com.  I’ve been making it since 2006.  It became known in our family as the “You Had Me at Brown Sugar” cake after DH started telling his friend at work what was in the cake to see if he wanted a piece.  “You Had Me at Brown Sugar” was his response.  LOL!

The best projects are edible. LOL!

  I’m using Bistro Chalk Markers to write on the chalkboard vinyl.

You had me at brown sugar…cake!
Nom Nom Nom Nom…


Please leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a copy of the Cricut Vinylology DVD (created by yours truly) including a vinyl application tool!  The DVD has over 3 hours of instruction teaching you how to use vinyl like a pro!  There will be TWO WINNERS!  YAY!  If you already have this DVD or don’t have a Cricut, let me know and I will dream up another crafty prize for you!


sunbun143 says:
July 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Great idea! I have a plain chalkboard label on my bread box (so I will always know the date I started eating it) and on my dome covered glass cake plate. But I never thought about layering vinyl or using patterned vinyl. I do have patterned shelf contact paper I’ve been meaning to try.

debbajean says:
July 17, 2012 at 3:19 PM
I love your blog…I bought some chalkboard vinyl last week & I think this is just the project to use it!!!

Now go check out these talented ladies to see what yummy things they’ve created!

Joy: YOU ARE HERE (welcome!)

Stacey: http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Megan: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com

Cyndy: http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com

Ashley: http://marklandandmain.blogspot.com

Maria: http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com

Patty: http://craftykitten1.blogspot.com

Amy: http://redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

Jeannie: http://www.polkacabana.wordpress.com

Nina: http://waffleflower.com

Lori: http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com

Sarabeth: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com

Laura: http://www.laurascraftsandmore.com

Jennie: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com

Now, I think it’s time for more cake!  LOL!

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  1. cattleya16 says:

    I just registered from Joy’s Life Blog – i really like this blog and i learn lot of things (arts and crafts). i love browsing at your site. And i’m looking forward for more post :D.

    All the best!

  2. Yummy !! Love this idea. Love the papers that you used. Thanks

  3. SharonKay says:

    Oh wow! That is amazing but I am so afraid of trying to cut vinyl! I would love to learn how to do this! Thanks!

  4. What an awesome project!! LOVE the vinyl!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!

  5. cardmonkey says:

    Nom, nom, nom. I’ve printed out the Brown Sugar Cake recipe and will give it a go, maybe tomorrow, before the diet starts Monday. Nom, nom!! I love the idea of the decorated cake cover, especially with the chalkboard vinyl. I didn’t even know such product existed and now I MUST get some!!! Shop-bake-craft, shop-bake-craft, a monkey’s day is never done!

    Thanks for sharing. Nom-nom.

    Ellen ? CardMonkey
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  6. staceyscreativecorner says:

    Joy, this is such a great idea! I love the patterned vinyl that you used and the cake looks yummy!

  7. I LOVE your cake carrier!!! The leopard print is adorable and I lovre that you can write the name of your baked goods on it 🙂

  8. Yet another project to give serious thought to. How ingenious is that chalkboard vinyl? The cool thing is that I have these Cricut cartridges and don’t have to buy them to make this. I would love to be your winner but I do already have the DVD and absolutely love it. So if you couldn’t come up with an alternate prize I have plenty of friends I could give it to.

  9. Cricut Chick says:

    Joy…I love this idea..I’m also a cake decorator and can’t believe as many cakes as I have made and taken to parties that I never decorated the cover… Fingers and toes are crossed to win the DVD…I must face my fears and learn how to use vinyl. I have every color under the sun and never touch it…Grrrr! Great job:)

    Cricut Chick

  10. P.S. Joy I’m wondering if you had to build a room/house to hold all of your “gadgets” lol

  11. janicesjems says:

    What a great idea! You’ll never take home someone else’s Tupperware again!! I LOVE IT!!!

  12. Oh Joy, I just love your project, in fact I love all your projects! I just finished the blog hop and I must say you have quite a talented team! These ladies are so creative and it’s so wonderful for them to share such wonderful recipes! I cannot pick a favorite, but I must say I loved the fudge, the tye dye cupcakes and the caramel corn…ah shucks, I loved them all! Thanks for a very entertaining and resourceful hop! All of you are wonderful!!

    Liz Seubert

    1. Liz,
      Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments!

  13. Fabulous idea Joy!! LOVE the pink zebra print… so cute! The cake looks delicious; it would go perfectly with my coffee right now! 🙂

  14. Oh jeez…. guess I don’t have enough coffee in me yet…. I see the print is pink LEOPARD not zebra. Oops! 😛

  15. Sunshine HoneyBee says:

    Like the cake carrier idea & the yummy cake recipe. I’ve been using the Yummy Puns stamp set a lot lately I won from you. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway chance.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  16. suekimmet says:

    Love that patterned vinyl! It really makes the flowers pop. And i’d love to win your DVD.

  17. I didn’t even know there was chalkboard vinyl!! So cool!! I LOVe how cute and girly it is!! Now your recipe… You made me damage my computer with all the drooling!! I am on a diet, this is kind of mean!! LOL Thanks for making this cool and delicious blog hop!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

  18. Great idea for spiffying up a cake carrier! I still haven’t tried vinyl..yet!!!! 🙂 That cake looks good! I’m going to have to try it out. Love the Jerry McGuire reference! I just watched that movie for the first time last night! LOL! Now off to hop!

    1. Crafty Kitten/Patty,
      You JUST watched Jerry McGuire for the first time, last night? Cool! You know what? DH, Super Daughter and I were asked to be background in that movie. We were walking through the airport while they were swinging the little boy. We ended up on the cutting room floor though. LOL! I did get to see Tom Cruise though! 🙂

  19. Krafty Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing your idea of decorating the cake carrier. You got me involved/obsessed with vinyl! I already have your DVD! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

  20. lewistruth says:

    LOVE that you used Fancy Frames for a chalkboard!! Great idea!! TFS!

  21. sunbun143 says:

    Great idea! I have a plain chalkboard label on my bread box (so I will always know the date I started eating it) and on my dome covered glass cake plate. But I never thought about layering vinyl or using patterned vinyl. I do have patterned shelf contact paper I’ve been meaning to try…

  22. Very fun yet practical project!

  23. rocionryan says:

    Love your vynial idea! I just got obsessed w/ vynil myself and stocked up recently. It would be awesome to win this prize! Thanks for the oppotunity!

  24. There is not ONE THING I do not like about this entire post! The cake carrier decoration is ADORABLE…and the cake …. I want to reach in and grab a slice!
    Gotta go to Food.com and get that recipe! YUMMO!
    Thanks for the chance to win…I have only one vinyl a couple of times… I am a bit intimidated and need help!

  25. Joy, to let you know, one of the blogs did not have this Hop posted yet on Saturday PM about 6 PM EST. Not sure what happened there! WHOOPSIE!! But WHAT An amazing hop…such a FUN idea! Thanks so much! I commented on all expect the one link that did not have the Recipe for Fun hop project!

  26. I love the idea of writing what’s inside the container! I don’t have a cricut, but I have a Silhouette SD and have played with vinyl a little bit.

  27. Your cake carrier is so cute! Love that pink printed vinyl (note to self….get some pink printed vinyl!), but I think the cake stole the show! Really need to give this a try for my boys. Thanks Joy 🙂

  28. michelebelmonte says:

    I am new to your blog , but I have been recieving your newsletter for a few months and I have learned so much about how to use my cricut from your website and tutorials! I am newer to the cricut world and am trying to learn all I can. I really love this project because it combines the cricut with another favorite hobby of mine cooking! Anyway it isbeautiful and I love your website!

  29. you have the best ideas Joy! this is such a fun project, practical too for all those picnics/gatherings we attend! love it!

  30. I love your cake holder, what a wonderful idea. I also love reading your posts, you are always so funny!
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

  31. polkacabana says:

    This looks simple DELICIOUS!! I want that cake and I want that vinyl! I love the whole thing! I am just starting on the hop and I’m already hungry!

  32. I would love to learn many different ways to use vinyl in my everyday life.
    Joy, I love all your ideas, I look at your site everyday keep them coming!


  33. bunnyfreak says:

    Clever idea. I love your app by the way.

  34. Wow love the use of the vinyl. I so need to use my vinyl and look at my copy of your Vinyl dvd. If name pulled please pick someone else and just send me a piece of that yummy cake. LOL TFS AJ~

  35. Great idea to keep track of your cake carrier when it gets mingled with everybody elses out there! I love your website layout as well! Fantastic! I am a new visitor and follower! I do not have a Cricket …Yet…but I am working on it! I think that my sister Lenora and I have EVERYTHING else…can’t believe I do not have a Cricket yet.! Thank you for sharing on this super sweet blog hop!

    1. Hi Christine!
      Thank you so much! I’m glad you found my site. 🙂
      Super hugs,

  36. Has this giveaway closed? Would love to enter, but anywhoo… This is just one more fabulous idea Joy… & I LOVE that vinyl , I’m gonna check that site out. Thanks for another creative, well-executed idea!

  37. I love that vinyl!!!!! Such a cute & useful project…..thanks Joy

  38. jksmitley says:

    That is awesome in the season of bring a dish to pass! So useful…I still need to buy some chalkboard vinyl! Would love to win your dvd!

  39. debbajean says:

    I love your blog…I bought some chalkboard vinyl last week & I think this is just the project to use it!!!

  40. I LOVE this idea. I have never used vinyl before, but this makes me want to get started. I just do not know where or how to start! HELP!

  41. I’m just getting into vinyl and would absolutely love a DVD to give me much needed insight into how to transform your house and objects inside it.
    I would never have thought of doing that with a cake carrier, seems I have much to learn.

  42. Cool use of vinyl. Cake looks yummy too. 😉

  43. TanyaThompson says:

    I love cutting vinyl! A few tips are always appreciated…I decorated my F-150 for my daughter’s Homecoming Rally and Parade with school colors, and paw prints from Paper Pups….That was in 2010 and I took everything off except the paw prints…they are still on and going strong (It’s sometimes the only way I can find “my” white truck from others in the parking lots) LOL! I do get alot of comments on them as well….Thanks for sharing tips and inspiration, I really love you and your DT’s ideas and projects!
    Tanya T

  44. OH wow, this would be great, I want to do something with vinyl and haven’t tried it yet..I hope it’s me!!!

  45. laneyhollo says:

    Such a Cute project I am going to have to pull out my carriers and jazz them out, thanks for the idea.

    later tater,

  46. working with vinyl intimidates me for some weird reason, so i would love to win this dvd. I also gotta say, I love how you decorate almost EVERYTHING Joy!! lol

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