A couple of weeks ago was my father-in-laws birthday. A week or so before hand, we decided we wanted to throw a birthday party for him at our house. After we had planned this, I happened to be out running a few errands with my aunt and she had to stop by Nothing Bundt Cakes for a small cake. I thought “we should get one of those next week for the birthday party”. During the week, knowing that we were going to pick up one of these cakes, I knew I wanted to make a cake topper. The problem was, I didn’t know how big I needed to make the topper, because I didn’t know how big the cake would be. I worked on the design before hand, but I waited to cut it out until I had the cake and could measure how big to make it. Anyway, I thought it turned out pretty well considering how quickly I put it together! Today I’m going to share with you how I created this simple DIY Birthday Cake Topper.
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DIY Birthday Cake Topper Supplies:
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Kraft Board
- Patterned Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Design Space Cut File
- Hot Glue Gun
After I had all of my supplies gathered and my design ready, I sent it to my Cricut maker to cut. (If you have Cricut Access, these designs are included in your subscription.) Because I was cutting two different types of material, I did need to make sure my material was set correctly for that cut, either premium vinyl or kraft board.
Once everything was cut out, I weeded the designs.
Knowing that I needed to layer the designs, I used transfer tape on the light outline banner flag piece. I lined it up over the top of the checkered green banner flag, and placed it over the top. Then I placed those onto the kraft board that I had cut.
Next, I layered the lettering on the transfer tape and placed it onto the banner.
Turning the banner over, I put glue on both ends of it, placing the skewers onto the hot glue. Then I let it dry.
I placed it into the top of the cake, and love how it turned out!
If you haven’t ever made a DIY Birthday Cake Topper, you totally need to. They are fun and easy to make. I was surprised just how quickly this one came together! It would be so easy to customize a cake topper to be whatever you want or need!
Whether you’re topping a cupcake or a cake, you should try making your own DIY Birthday Cake Topper! If you’ve looking for more fun Cricut ideas, be sure to check out my Cricut gallery here.