Since my birthday was yesterday, I’m keeping the celebrations going for a little while longer! This seemed like the perfect week to share a few fun party ideas, and this DIY shooting star cake topper seemed like the perfect *topping* on the week. Plus, when I was practicing a new layer cake recipe, it felt naked without something cute sticking out of it. After all, every pretty cake needs a pretty cake topper!
You can adjust the sizing so that it perfectly fits the size of your cake, and the bling from the star and tinsel really make it shine. It could the *star* of your dessert table!
Too many bad puns? Sorry, I’ll stop 😂
- Glittery gold cardstock
- Stencil (optional)
- Tissue paper, variety of colors
- Gold tinsel
- Glue gun
- Wooden dowel or long straw
Note, I used a long paper straw (like this) because of the length, about 12 inches long.
Step 1: Use a stencil or a cutting machine to cut two large identical stars out of the glittery gold cardstock. Size depends on the size of the cake, but I recommend 3-4 inches.
Step 2: Cut long strips of various colors of tissue paper, about 1/2-inch wide and 4-6 inches long.
Step 3: Heat up the glue gun. Glue the strips of tissue and gold tinsel to the backside of one of the stars in a straight line across the shape.
Step 4: Then glue the wooden dowel over the tissue, add more glue and line up the other star on top. Secure the tips of the stars together with dots of glue and remove any glue strings before using.
Step 5: Trim the tissue paper and tinsel as needed for the length of the dowel or straw and then insert the base into the top of a cake when you’re ready to display.
When the light hits the cardstock and gold tinsel, it definitely shines, and the colorful tissue strands really stand out. Best of all, you can reuse this topper! Simply clean off the bottom after use and store until you’re ready to use it again.
What will you celebrate with this shooting star cake topper?
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