DIY Confetti Cake Topper

I have this real thing for cake toppers at the moment, I feel like no cake (cupcake or giant cake) is complete without a cake topper and thus I am on the hunt for the perfect topper. See I don’t have steady hands, which means that I am not the best cake decorator, which means that while my baking is absolutely delicious (if I don’t say so myself), my cakes are often met with a ‘wow’ and not in a good way. More in a sarcastic ‘wow how did you manage to make chocolate cake look so unappetising’ way. So toppers are perfect for me! I can slap a bit of icing over the cake and then place a HUGE topper in that totally takes all of the attention away from my lack of detailed decoration.

It’s the beginning of the year which probably means a whole host of new birthdays, holidays and celebrations are coming your way – whether there is a birthday knocking on the door or somewhere further around the corner, it’s always good to get a bit of practice in!

So here is your step-by-step guide to creating a DIY confetti cake topper:

You will need:

  • Parchment paper
  • Confetti shreds (see piccies for instructions)
  • Hot glue and a hot glue gun
  • Toothpicks or kebab sticks depending on the size of your cake
  1. Lay your parchment paper on the table or work surface and start drawing with your glue gun. Parchment paper is pretty see through so if you need a template just print it off, pop it under the parchment and trace.
  2. While the glue is hot, pop your toothpick where you want it and go back over everything with glue.
  3. While the glue is hot (you’re going to have to work quickly for this DIY!!) cover your entire creation with confetti. If you aren’t happy with the confetti-ness of your cake topper just add more glue and more confetti until it is perfect.
  4. If you want your cake topper to be a 360 number then just flip your topper over and repeat the glue-confetti combo!

As easy as pie … do you think you can put toppers in pie …?

Happy crafting!

Alice x.

Feature Image from Aunt Peaches.


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