How to Make a Favor Cake

This unique idea originates in Italy where it is called "Torta Bomboniera" which translates into "favor cake." It's made by using carton boxes tied in the form of a cake. Each box has an object glued to it, and inside holds sugared almonds and a printed card. Depending on the object and colour(s) of the boxes, a favor cake makes a great decoration for all occasions, from christenings to weddings.


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    Place the largest carton plate on a flat surface with the strip creating an edge.
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    Assemble the boxes one by one and place them side by side on the carton plate, all the way around.
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    Once the first layer is finished, add another (smaller) layer on top until the "cake" is finished.
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    Gather the sugared almonds and tulle.
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    Fill each of the boxes with five sugared almonds and a printed card.
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    Glue an object to the top of each "slice."
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    Prepare the central cover.
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    Lay the central cover to the top of the favor cake.
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    Attach an object to the central cover, and the cake is ready for compliments!


  • You'll find many models on the web by searching for "torta bomboniera" or "favor cakes"

Other Example Cakes

Things You'll Need

  • Carton plates and strips
  • Carton boxes
  • Objects to fix on the boxes
  • Sugared almonds
  • Tulle
  • Carton tags for date of ceremony

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