Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pom-Pom Cake Topper

Here's a tip for your next party- you don't need a fancy cake if you finish it off with a fun topper!

cake-topper

I came up with this pom-pom cake bunting the day before Stella's 4th birthday dress-up party. It was simple to make and allowed me to get away with plain white frosting on her cake!

cake-topper

You can make this for any number birthday, in any color palette you want! Here's all you need:

Supplies for Pom-Pom Cake Topper


  • Small pom-poms in your choice of colors
  • Piece of cardboard
  • 2 bamboo skewers
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot glue gun (not shown)

cake-bunting


How to Make Pom-Pom Cake Topper


1. Start by drawing the number on a piece of cardboard. I freehand drew mine and used my ruler to help me draw straight lines. You could also print out a number template or use a number stencil. Keep your number fairly small to avoid it being weighed down by pom-poms and too heavy to suspend above the cake (the size of my 4 is about as big as you want to get).

cake-bunting

2. Cut out the number and glue on your pom-poms with a dab of hot glue. Make sure to cover all the cardboard. I used two rows of pom-poms on mine.

cake-bunting

3. Thread your needle and poke it through a few pom-poms to form one side of the bunting. Then run your needle through the top backside of the cardboard number. String a few pom-poms on the other side of the number. Cut your thread leaving several inches of extra thread on each side to wrap around your skewers.

cake-bunting

4. Wrap each end of your thread around the top of a skewer several times until you have the bunting as taut as you want it. I added a thin bead of hot glue along the skewer to hold the thread in place.

cake-bunting

cake-bunting

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