DIY Cake Topper

Make a simple DIY Cake Topper for your next party by Two Purple Couches #birthday #birthdaycake #caketopper #diybunting #roaringtwenties #gatsbyparty

I sure hope you were able to attend my party yesterday! But if not, no worries. That’s the beauty of the interwebs—virtual parties keep on hoppin’! I have quite a few party-detail posts coming your way over the next few weeks, but I though I’d start things off easy with the cutest-ever Cake Topper Bunting.

Okay, maybe not cutest ever, but I did actually squeal when I put it atop my cake.

For reals.

I didn’t want anything written on my cake, not even “Happy Birthday” because I wanted to keep it simple, and because the “standard” icing job on a Bonbonerie Opera Cream Torte already looks pretty fab.

I’d pinned a couple different cake/cupcake topper ideas, like this one and this one, but I ultimately decided to use my nifty Silhouette Cameo and some pretty gold-and-silver-glittered scrapbook paper I’d picked up. Though you could easily make your own bunting without a Silhouette, just by cutting out some triangles and poking holes in them.

Okay, now those of you who are Silhouette aficionados may chuckle a bit at this, but this project was a big little victory for me: I drew the triangles and punch-out circles myself! All by myself in the Silhouette Studio software!

You gotta start somewhere, right!?

Make your own cake topper bunting with a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait by Two Purple Couches #silhouette #silhouetteamerica #silhouettecameo #silhouetteportrait #caketopper #birthday

I cut and weeded my triangles, then started stringing them up. I used some old tatting thread that my mom dug out of her sewing supplies, but you could use any kind of thread, string or twine.

Easy DIY Cake Topper Bunting by Two Purple Couches #birthday #birthdaycake #caketopper #diybunting #roaringtwenties #gatsbyparty

The cake was a 9″ cake, so I measured out enough tatting thread to fit about a 7″ diameter with a swag in the center. Then I tied each end to a bamboo skewer, and it was ready to adorn my cake!

And I can re-use it for the next birthday, or just whenever our desserts need a bit of gold and glitter. Which really could be any ole day.

Decadent Opera Cream cake from Cincinnati, Ohio Bonbonerie Bakery for my Roaring Twenties Birthday Party / Two Purple Couches


You can check out more inspiration for my party on my Roaring Twenties Pinterest board here.

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11 thoughts on “DIY Cake Topper

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  4. Denise

    Hi Emily! Love this project! And could be done with the kids…specifically me with Emma. 🙂 Featured the cake topper on the Share it Sunday this week. Have a fab week. And sad that I won’t be at Haven this year to see you.

    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thanks Denise! And thanks for featuring it on Share It Sunday. I’m also sad I won’t get to see you at Haven this year, but your vacation sounds like it will be amazing! Have a wonderful week!

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