Origami Cake Box Tutorial

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    Origami cake box tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Learn how to make a triangular shaped origami box that you can use as gift box. The special twist is this whimsical box looks just like a cake, cheese, or pizza!

    You can start with an easier origami box, if you're just beginning your origami adventures. The level of difficulty for this box is intermediate. If you've done origami before, give it a go; it looks harder than it actually is.

    For this box, you'll need one square sheet of paper for the lid, and one for the box.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    starting the origami cake box
    Chrissy Pk

    Start white side up if you have one.

    1. Fold the paper in half diagonally and unfold.

    2. Fold the top and bottom points to the center crease.

    3. Fold the right corner over to the left folding where the top and bottom corners now are.

    4. Rotate to the right and fold the bottom corner up to meet the folds in the middle, making a small crease.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    second step of the origami cake box
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    5. Fold the bottom corner to the small crease you just made, then fold the bottom edge up the center folds.

    6. Fold the bottom section up where indicated.

    7. Again, fold upwards, along the top of the front flap.

    8. Unfold the last 2 folds.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    3rd step of the origami cake box
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    9. Refold the fold as shown, you should have 2 sections showing.

    10. Infold and rotate to the right.

    11. Fold the top left corner of the bottom flap down to align with the bottom edge. Make these folds as precise as possible.

    12. Now you can see a mountain fold on the newest flap.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    4th step of the origami cake box
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    13. Hold onto the front flap, and open out the rest behind.

    14. Using the mountain fold as a guide, fold that and the section underneath with it, extending out to the right.

    15. Refold the bottom section up behind.

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    5th step of the origami cake box
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    16. Rotate the paper and repeat on the opposing edge.

    17. Fold the edges along the crease you just made as shown.

    18. Repeat on the opposite side.

    19. Rotate the paper so that the short end is at the bottom.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    6th step of origami cake box
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    20. Here is where we'll be making valley folds.

    21. Fold the valley folds.

    22. Make the other valley folds.

    23. Repeat on the left side.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    7th step of origami cake box
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    24. Rotate the paper to the other end. 

    25. Make the valley fold.

    26. Repeat on the left side.

    27. Unfold the right flap. Fold the top point over.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    8th step of origami cake box
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    28. Flip the paper over so that the tallest point is at the top.

    29. Fold that top point over and reinforce the mountain fold there.

    30. Flip the paper back over.

    31. Fold the right section over and inside to form the box.

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    Origami Cake Box Tutorial

    9th step of origami cake box
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    32. The point of the cake is done.

    33. Rotate the paper.

    34. Collapse the bottom section.

    35. Fold the bottom section over and inside the box.

    36. Turn it over and there is your cake!

    You can now make another one with slightly smaller paper for it to be a lid. Or you can make a center section, to use as "cake filling."

    Remember that origami takes practice. Make another one and it will be better than the first one!