Do you dare throw a birthday party without a cake? It’s a quintessential element of the celebration! I just read that the custom of birthday cakes stretches back into the days of the ancient romans. Even then, people knew the importance of flour, butter, and sugar! Though today, I’m positive that ours are much cuter and most likely taste a million times better. That being said, we really wanted to drive home the birthday cake theme and decided to create a birthday cake paper tablecloth based on an idea from Kathleen Ballos. So, now you really can have your cake and eat it too! We were inspired by this lovely illustration by Clarice Gifford. The whole thing is made from paper–our favorite (and cheapest) medium! Total, it cost about $5!