On the weekend, I made the yummiest 4-layer chocolate raspberry cake and topped it off with a miniature glitter tape bunting for extra fanciness. Since I can't have you all over for a slice of cake, I can at least share the simple steps to make your own glitter tape cake topper!
- 1-2 paper straws depending on how tall you'd like your topper to be
- glitter tape - I chose peony + cherry
- baker's twine
- Trim paper straws to the desired height. I simply cut one straw in half.
- Cut equal-length strips of glitter tape - mine were about 6cm / 2.5" long.
- Fold each tape strip in half. Remove plastic backing. Attach to baker's twine, ensuring twine is placed in the crease before sticking the tape to itself.
- If desired, cut a small triangle out the bottom of each glitter tape strip.
- Attach twine ends to paper straws - I simply wrapped the twine around a few times and then tied.
- Admire your handiwork - just add cake!
Here's what the topper looks like on a real-life cake (or rather, two real-life cakes):
One of my favourite things about adding a cake topper or cupcake flags is that they're a really pretty way of keeping the plastic wrap from messing with your icing when you need to place your cake in the fridge or take it to go. Cute & clever, that's how we like it!
I've never been a huge cake fan - but one of my goals is to be able to make a great looking (and tasting) layer cake. Do you have a favourite kind of cake to bake? Or do you prefer to buy a cake when a special occasion rolls around?