Have a birthday party coming up and want to make it feel extra special? This is such an easy way to “zhush” up a basic store-bought or homemade birthday cake! It will make the simplest birthday cake look beautifully decorated with hardly any effort on your part! Your Cricut or Silhouette machine (or your smart cutting machine of choice!) will do all of the work for you!
Check out the instructions below and be sure to tag me on social media if you make one! I would LOVE to see how yours came out!
Happy Birthday Cake Topper:
- Smart Cutting Machine, such as Cricut or Silhouette
- Weeding Tools
- Scissors (Optional)
- Bamboo Skewer
- Glitter Cardstock (the kind that doesn’t flake off)
- Glue Dots or adhesive of choice
- Hot glue
- Birthday Cake Topper SVG Cut File
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- Gather your supplies and turn your cutting machine on. Select the birthday cake topper of your choice (there are two versions in the cut file – one with stars and one without).
- Cut the image twice (the first one is cut normally, the second is cut flipped horizontally, also known as mirroring) out of glitter cardstock in the size that you desire. Use the heavy cardstock setting along with a light grip mat.
- Remove any excess material (Commonly referred to as “weeding”).
- On the back of the mirrored image (the non-glittery side), attach glue dots. Attach to the back of the first normally cut image. You should now have one happy birthday image that looks glittery from the front and back.
- Trim skewer with scissors to desired height.
- Attach the top of the skewer to the back of the happy birthday image with hot glue. Allow to cool.
- Place skewer into cake and enjoy!
- It is best to measure your cake before cutting the image so that you know how big or small to make your topper. I recommend cutting the image 2 inches less than the width of your cake size. In the photos shown, the cake is 8 inches, so the cake topper image was cut at 6 inches wide.
- Because this cutting file has delicate details, it is best to move slowly while weeding out the excess material from your cutting mat.
- Glitter cardstock is typically thicker than most cardstocks. You may have to select a heavier material than regular cardstock before cutting out your image. This was cut using the poster board setting.