Monday, February 6, 2012

Birthday Cake Topper and Cake plate

My husband's birthday was last Friday (you can see a fun little treat I made for him here) and I made a cake for him. Not just any old cake, a specific cake. I wanted to make a fancy cake using my cricut cake machine (you can see a fancy cake I made here), but NOOOO he wanted a yellow cake with rainbow chip frosting.  I guess he kept seeing the box in our pantry and on the side panel there was a cake with rainbow chip frosting and he just really wanted one. ha! Anyways, so I made him one.  I really wanted to make a banner across the top of the cake.  It wasn't working the way I wanted, so I scrapped that idea and made this cake topper:

It's very silly, but I thought it was fun!
I wish I was able to show you a picture with the candles in the cake.
They really finished the look off, but unfortunately I didn't get one.
Oh well, you can in-vision it, right? 
I also wanted the cake to sit on a fun cake plate, so I went ahead and made one! 
Want to learn how?

Cake Topper:
2 silly straws, twine, circle punch, computer, and printer

I tried to make a printable for you to download, but it didn't work...sorry. But I can tell you how I made this.
I made a printable using my word document.  All I did was take a text box and fill it with lime green color.  Then I added Happy Birthday in white! I printed it out, cut out the square, and then took my XL Fiskars punch and punched out the Happy Birthday. I punched two holes on each side. I took two silly straws stuck them in the cake. I put the Happy Birthday circle in the air in the middle of the straws where I thought I wanted it, and I then so very technically measured the twine. I just taped the twine to the back of the straws.  That's it!

Cake Plate:
1 plastic plate
1 glass
Spray Paint
E6000 Glue

1.I got my plate from Target for like 50 cents or something ridiculous after Christmas.
2. The glass I got from the dollar store.
3. I spray painted the outside of the glass. Let it dry and then spray paint again if needed
4. I flipped the glass over and put E6000 Glue (which can be found at craft strores) on the back and then stuck the plate on top
5. Let dry
6. Enjoy!

I hope you have a super day!

Happy Crafting!



  1. My birthday is next month! I'll send over my requests! Great cake idea.

  2. Jill, That is ingenious! I LOVE how you repurposed the plate and cup to make a cake plate!!! :) I love your silly straws with the banner too. too adorable. I am sure he had a wonderful birthday!!


    1. Thanks so much Michelle! It was fun! Smiles, Jill

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  4. Nothin' stops us creative girls! Great ideas, Jill!

  5. That banner is too cute. You sure know how to whip up something creative in a jiffy! :)

    1. Ah, thanks! I like to call it being resourceful! Smiles, Jill


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