Invariably, when a new Stampin' Up! catalog is released in the summer, one or two stamp sets are insanely popular right out of the gate and, like an over-played song on the radio, they get tons of airplay and not a lot of variety. Build a Birthday is such a set, especially among demonstrators.
It's an awesome set that is great for all kinds of card-members--from beginners to advanced card-makers.
Hundreds of users have already created the birthday cake made of mixed layers stacked on the cake stand and adorned with candles or flags. A basic search of Pinterest reveals many many incarnations. Here's my first interpretation:
Pretty basic stuff. Fun and festive. Excellent for any recipient--male or female, young or old. Any birthday, any time!
I did a few of these and then I got a little fascinated with building a fanciful cake out of multiples of the largest "layer".
And then just using it as an element to ground things, this happened:
Live a scrapworthy life!