Tartan Toppers

I’m busy making some (very rushed) cake toppers as I have the girls coming over tomorrow to celebrate my friend Lindsay’s 30th. I have yet to make the cakes… I actually wanted to make similar things for cupcakes made for our wedding, but made little flags instead out of scraps. Pretty simple – I have added a very amateur ‘how to’ below.

Lovely Linz - cake topper and for real.

But, turns out, after the exciting events of this evening, we have another celebration! One of my best friends has just told me she is engaged! Woop –  didn’t I say I loved a good engagement, I can’t wait to hear the story.

After being with her partner for eight years (I think! It has been so long I have forgotten), she has had plenty of time to think about how she wants her wedding. And, having been friends since we were 11 (that’s a mighty 19 years, jeeze!) I think I know her pretty well so  I think hearing what she has in mind might not come as too much of a surprise but I still can’t wait!

I think it will be a different style to ours but I hope she still lets me make the tartan bunting we have previously discussed (I didn’t get the title ‘Creative Director’ amongst our group of friends/hen-do organising committee for nothing you know!).

How to make simple cake toppers

You need:

  • Cocktail sticks
  • Fabric Glue
  • Fabric – I used tartan – in keeping with the Scottish theme for the B2B (bride to be) and felt.
  • Scissors
I ended up making two different types: one for Linz and another for Laura.
Instructions:
  • Cut desired shape of cake topper – I used hearts cause a) we love Lindsay and b)engagements are obviously all about love. (You need two per topper)
  • I had printed some pictures of Lindsay’s face which I cut out and stuck on top of one of the pink felt hearts. I did the same for the tartan hearts, only this time cutting and sticking a heart shape piece of tartan fabric instead of the picture.
  • Then using the fabric glue, just sandwich a bit of the cocktail stick between the two bits of felt, leaving enough of the cocktail stick to poke into the top of the cupcake.
(Told you it was amateur!)

Tartan Toppers

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