It’s a double-header kinda day. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m kinda hooked on my new Cricut Explore machine right now so I couldn’t resist showing you another fun cake topper I made for this month’s Design Space Star Challenge.
UPDATE: This cake topper is now available for sale in the Sweet Escape Etsy Shop.
This one is for the Mr & Mrs and was a bit tricky because although it’s just one layer it’s a more delicate design and I really had to play with the elements to give the piece enough structure not to fall apart or any floating pieces. I tried it using a super thin piece of birch wood but the design didn’t really lend itself well to the material. Although the machine cut the wood, it struggled with the smaller details and the cuts just didn’t look clean enough. I found this great gold posterboard at Staples and it works great.
I ran my design through my Cricut Explore and it handled it like pro. You can read more about the Cricut and see it in action in yesterday’s post. After the piece was cut I just added red glitter by hand using some white glue. Then I cut a wood skewer to size and used a small dab of hot glue to create the stick. Isn’t it cute?!
I think it’s the perfect cake topper for a small & simple cake with just the right amount of bling. This was just for fun but if I decide to make more, you bet I’ll make the Mr & Mr and Mrs & Mrs version.
So just another reminder to watch out for this project or any of my Lucky #13 Cricut teammate‘s great projects on the Design Space Star Top 10 page. Hopefully you’ll see this loveable cake topper or the sweet floral one I did on the Top 10.
Ok, now I’m going to let you in on a little styling secret. Actually I don’t know if other stylists do this but they should, because it totally works and saves a bunch of time. I love making cakes and 99.9% when you see a cake on my blog it’s real. But this time around I didn’t have any occasion to make a cake, it wasn’t a food post and I was pressed for time but I really wanted to show how great this topper looks on a cake so I got creative. I actually just iced a tupperware container. And as if that wasn’t lazy enough, I only iced half of it! Fake it ’til you make it people. I promise I’m not trying to fool you all the time but sometimes we all need a shortcut.
And here’s a behind the scenes peek into my
beautiful photo studio – aka the top of the landing where I have a south facing window. Notice the high tech and professional masking tape and plant stand & foamcore table? We run a pro operation here at The Sweet Escape. I love providing a pretty Sweet Escape from your every day but every once and awhile I think it’s good to show you what’s under my skirt.