Friday, February 4, 2011

cake banners

Please excuse the unplanned hiatus... still too busy with working this week to be allowed the time I'd like for crafting and blogging!

But here's a quick little project I did today: Peter recently was pining for a from-the-box yellow cake, which he used to bake in college and remembers fondly. I thought our anniversary would be a perfect time to treat him to one.

An anniversary 10 days before Valentine's Day is handy for taking advantage of all the heart and love stuff out there, so I used this template from Martha Stewart as a starting point for a sweet cake topper.I added the text before printing, and then after cutting out the shape I used my handy glue pen to outline the borders for applying clitter. I heard somewhere that hairspray helps keep glitter in place, so I did a quick spray - wouldn't want to be eating the glitter, now - before propping onto my cake. Voila, a regular cake is now an anniversary celebration cake! (Of course, those of you who will be celebrating your love on February 14 instead of February 4 could make a Valentine's cake with "happy valentine's day" or "be mine" or the like.)
In my clip art searches, I also came across this banner template (also from Martha), which would be cute to do a similar thing for a birthday or a congratulatory cake if you added text and glittered on the border lines. You could put them on toothpicks to stick in individual cupcakes too.


  1. Cute! Happy Anniversary! I found you through your ruffle heart pillow and love your blog! Just thought I'd let you know I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award. You can see it here:
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Love this! I'm your newest follower from Tatertots and Jello!


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