Maple-Leaf Cake

Craft this no-bake Maple Leaf Cake and you’re ready to celebrate Canada Day! Bring on the fireworks!

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Maple-Leaf Cake


  • Crayola Erasable Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola Twistables
  • Crayola School Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Ruler

CIY Staff Tips:



Celebrate Canada Day, with friends, fireworks, food, and festivities—including a special cake shaped like a maple leaf. The real recipe, created by Joanne Young from Nova Scotia, contains maple syrup. Find out why Canadians celebrate Canada Day. Then create this no-bake patriotic cake to kick off the fun.


With Crayola Erasable Coloured Pencils, outline a large paper maple leaf to use as the top of your cake. Cut out the leaf with Crayola Scissors. Decorate the top of your cake with "icing" using Crayola Twistables.


Use a straight edge to draw several strips of paper that are all the same width. Cut the strips. Join the ends with Crayola School Glue to form one long piece. Colour the strip to resemble the side of a cake. You could colour in layers or other decorations, just like decorating a real cake.


Bend the strip of paper into the shape of the maple leaf. Turn your maple-leaf cake top over. Glue the strip on the leaf to form the base of your cake. Air-dry before standing upright.


Design festive paper candles with pretend flames. Cut them out. Glue them to the top of your cake.

  • Occasion:

    • Special Occasions,

    • Summer,

    • Canada Day,

    • Back to School

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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