How to store false eyelashes? Challenge accepted.

It’s no secret, I love cake. No I don’t think you guys get it… I looooooove cake. So much so that the first thing I thought when I was trying to think of a way to store my false eyelashes was cake… and you’ll see why in a minute πŸ˜€

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If you’re anything like me you have a lot of lashes. Here in Aus they don’t come in the nice little trays, they come in stupid plastic packets which mean it’s really difficult to store and reuse them. My counter tends to look like this after a few days…

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Very ugly, very messy and very unhygienic. So what to do? When I found this cheap craft storage box at a $2 store I had a great idea πŸ˜€

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I decided to turn it into this:

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Yep. It’s an eyelash cake.

The storage container looks like this when it’s filled up. Each compartment has it’s own lid so when you need one set they won’t all fall out and it’s transparent so you can see them all at once. It’s exactly the right size so your lashes don’t get crushed or out of shape.

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So let’s get started! This is what you need for cakey lash storage:

-Paper clay. I picked up a kit from Singapore but I’ve seen this same kit available on Etsy as well. -Container -Cute ribbon -Icing bag with nozzles -Optional if your paper clay kit doesn’t come with white icing you can use acrylic modeling paste (read more here) -Small false flowers

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So this is what came in my kit. It has lots of molds and a couple of colours of clay and a ready to go icing kit.

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I wanted a strawberry for my cake so I made one with the mold like this:


Put clay in both sides of the mold.

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Squish it together..

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You get this:

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Remove the extra and you’ve got a strawberry.

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You can make pretty much anything you want by hand as well as it’s really easy to work with. I made some macarons, hearts, icecream tops and some of those swirly chocolate wafer stick things.

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Also squish some of the yellow clay flat and cut out 8 fairly equal triangles like this. These are going to be the slices of cake on top so make the roughly the same size as the container sections.

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I make a bunch of clay bits and pieces at a time because they need to be left to dry over night.

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The next day!

Now that everything is nice and dry let’s get going! Turn your container upside down so the lid parts are on the bottom and coat the top sections with epoxy glue.

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Glue the triangles you made on πŸ˜€

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Now decide on the design you want on the top. I like to lay mine out first so I know that it will all fit!

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Before I go ahead and glue it all, here is a mini tutorial inside a tutorial on making the wafer swirl things. After they’ve dried you can add the chocolate. I paint mine with brown nail polish πŸ˜€

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Paint the swirl… fairly self explanatory! Let them dry really well before you add them to the cake!

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Now back to the cake!!

Time to cover the edges, get your pretty ribbon and glue it around the edge. You should align it as close to the bottom lids as you can without obstructing the opening/closing. Don’t worry about having a large gap towards the top, we’re going to fill that with icing πŸ˜€

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I decided to put flowers on the top of mine, glue whatever you decided to put there ^_^

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Time for icing!

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Fill your icing bag with whatever you’re using for the icing (please use the paper clay or acrylic modeling paste rather than silicon as silicon attracts a lot of dirt in the bathroom) and get any decorations you have for the top close at hand.

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Start icing around the top gap of your cake πŸ˜€

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You can use whatever icing method you like, I just did this:

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I did two lines of icing to fill the gap up to the ribbon.

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Next pipe a gigantic swirl in the middle of the flowers πŸ˜€

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Then while the icing is still wet you should add in any decorations you want. I added the strawberry, two wafers and some diamantes πŸ˜€

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Make sure to leave it to dry at least a day or so then it’s ready to use πŸ˜€

And there you have it! A delicious way to add to your bathroom collection of sweets! And oraganise your collection of lashes!

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Also if your collection is bigger than 8 pairs (like mine is) you can just add more layers to your cake underneath ^_^ YUM!

So it would appear that my bathroom now has an unintentional sweets theme now XD

Do you have tips or tricks? Can you tell me a better way to store false eyelashes?