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Personalized Cake Topper DIY by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs for I Heart Naptime

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Hi Everyone!  It’s Jenny Raulli, from Bloom Designs Online, here to share an easy personalized cake topper with you.  I am all about partie s- from small and simple to highly elaborate. I just think that celebrations are what life is all about.  One of my most favorite current party trends is cutout cake toppers. I use them at almost all my parties.  It is such a fun and easy way to personalize your event.  Choose from simple phrases like happy birthday, welcome baby or man and wife or pick a number, name, or monogram. Really your choices are endless.   You can find these cut lucite or wood all over the web but you can actually make one yourself in a few easy steps for just pennies by using card stock and a silhouette machine.

Easy Instructions for How to Make Personalized Cake Toppers (so easy and adorable!) on iheartnaptime.com

To make you need:

  • heavy card stock
  • Silhouette Machine
  • sticks- wooden, lollipop or clear acrylic
  • tacky glue

 

In your silhouette machine on a new page, click on the text option in the left sidebar.  It is the A.  On the right side bar, choose a font you would like to use.  It should be a font where the lines have width.  Script fonts are much easier to work with especially if this is new to you.  My favorite are Dancing Script, Lobster and Andalusia.  Type the name or phrase you would like to use.

Easy Instructions for How to Make Personalized Cake Toppers (so easy and adorable!) on iheartnaptime.com

Adjust the size making sure the width at least an inch smaller than the width of your cake. Once it is the width and height you want, use the character spacing and line spacing (if you have more than one line) options on the right side to adjust the letters so they are touching.  If you use a script font most of the letters will already touch.  However, if you are using a printed font this will be a bit trickier.

Easy Instructions for How to Make Personalized Cake Toppers (so easy and adorable!) on iheartnaptime.com

When all the letters are connected, highlight the word. Under the modify tool, select weld.  This will create one solid image for the machine to cut rather than it cutting each individual letter.

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Easy Instructions for How to Make Personalized Cake Toppers (so easy and adorable!) on iheartnaptime.com

Next cut out your image, using the setting for card stock.  Use any card stock, plain or patterned you wish!

Easy Instructions for How to Make Personalized Cake Toppers (so easy and adorable!) on iheartnaptime.com

 

Glue the word to your sticks using tacky glue and let dry.

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Jenny Raulli is the editor and everything else of Bloom Designs Online. Her passion for parties, paper, personalized, pretty came from being a stay at home mom to four little ones under eleven. They have lots to celebrate at their house! Party styling is the perfect combination of Jenny’s former life as an art history major and elementary teacher and her most favorite roles- mommy and wife to her husband of 14 years. Her blog is filled with holiday ideas, party planning tips and ways to make each day bloom.

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  1. Paige posted on September 3, 2015 at 11:11 am (#
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    This is so cute! I’m going to have to try this the next time my kids have a birthday!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. Crystal posted on September 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm (#
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    How fun!! I never thought of making a personalized cake topper with my silhouette. Awesome idea!! Thanks :)