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HEY GIRL! MAKE THESE CUTE CONVERSATION HEART CAKES FOR V-DAY!

Happy Friday guys! I’m so excited to introduce you to one of our guest DIYers and a super cute conversation heart cake tutorial today! Since me and Emily aren’t the best at baking we felt it would be better if we handed you over to Holly from Club Crafted for this adorable tutorial just in time for Valentines Day….

Hi there! I, Holly, am really only into Valentine’s Day for the treats. Sorry boys, but dessert is still the way to my heart, and whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your girl gang or with your S.O., these fun conversation heart cakes are the perfect way to celebrate the day of love.

Based on the classic conversation heart candies, these mini cakes can be customized with your favorite little sayings. Display them for a party, make them for your friends or make them for simply indulging on Valentine’s Day! Using any recipe you’d like with mini heart pans, spread pastel colored icing all over the cake and write words on them with red gel icing to create cakes that look just like the conversation hearts we all know and love. Here’s how to make them! Continue reading “HEY GIRL! MAKE THESE CUTE CONVERSATION HEART CAKES FOR V-DAY!”

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Add Extra Craft To Your Cakes With a Paper Cake Topper DIY

Gone are the days of crusted-over, royal-icing-piped plain white cakes. Cakes these days have a wide-open canvas and coming up with new ways to bring them to life is so much fun. Cake toppers are such a sweet way to take cakes over the top — and the ideas are endless!

Cake toppers range from fondant figurines, ornate gum paste flowers in a rainbow of colors, edible rice paper blooms to modeling chocolate madness! But the one trend I’m really loving? Mixing beautiful buttercream cake designs with pretty paper crafts garland to make fun and unique cake toppers, perfect for all occasions.

FOR A SWEETLY MODERN AND EYE-CATCHING CAKE TOPPER, TRY MAKING THIS LOVELY RAINBOW PAPER CAKE GARLAND!

TO MAKE THIS PAPER CAKE GARLAND, YOU WILL NEED:

Paper craft paper in a myriad of colors (or, get your recycling cap on and look to colorful card envelopes or even postcard junk mail!)
Circle craft punch in one or two sizes (I used a 2 inch and 1 inch circle craft punch)
Two wooden BBQ skewers
Baker’s twine in a cute color
Scissors
Tape (I used red and white striped washi tape but clear Scotch tape will do just fine!)

STEP ONE:

Tie your baker’s twine around one of the wooden skewers.

STEP TWO:

Adhere your punched-out craft paper circles to the baker’s twine with a simple piece of tape. Note: Tape the twine to the upper third of the craft circle so the circles hang down nicely and don’t flip over.

STEP THREE:

Continue taping your circles in a pattern that appeals to your eye! I liked mixing up the circle sizes and colors while sticking to a special color palette I knew would match the final cake I was using.

STEP FOUR:

Once you’ve taped all your paper circles to the baker’s twine, simply snip off the twine and tie it to the second wooden skewer.

STEP FIVE:

Place your newly created and super cute paper cake topper into your cake! See how extra cute it makes a cake? Hooray!

READY FOR MORE FUN PAPER CAKE TOPPERS?

We’ve got inspiration right here. Check out these adorable paper cake DIY ideas for your next paper + cake design!