Are you a good baker? I’ve had my moments, but they are by no means predictable (I made bricks this past weekend that were supposed to be cookies). And bakery birthday cakes can get expensive. Knowing the cake would be pretty plain, I wanted to make a cake topper that would stand out. When I saw Oh Happy Day’s welcome home cake topper, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to make for Mia’s birthday cake. The tutorial is on her blog, I just changed it a teeny bit, which I’ll describe below.
DIY Glitter Birthday Cake Toppers
I followed the directions except for one small step. I wasn’t able to find sanding sugar in gold, so I got edible gold sprinkles instead. This meant that more of the wooden letter might show through so I painted them gold first. This made the gaps less prominent (and more gold. Did I mention gold?) Tip: The letters came out with the most even application when I applied the glue a little gloppily and really mushed it around in the sprinkles. Now you’re ready to eat! Okay, first let it all dry and then put it in the cake and then eat. Not the letters. The sprinkles are edible, but they’re covered in glue. And paint. And the letters are wooden so it would be super crunchy and possibly splintery. Aiden helped me make the cake so I only thought it was fair that he help eat it. Plus we’re saving Mia’s first taste of cake for her actual birthday. Although if I’m being completely honest if she wasn’t napping when I finished we would’ve just given her cake now. Check out Oh Happy Day for gorgeous photos of her welcome home cake topper
What do you do? Are you more of a baker or crafter? Or both? Or neither! I used this simple recipe for the cake and I fully intend on using this Real Simple tutorial for frosting Mia’s actual birthday cake.