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Wedding Cake Topper

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A thrifty Wedding Cake Topper is a great way to decorate unique wedding gifts. The faux dessert is easy to make and has many uses to liven up your wedding decorations.
 

Wedding Cake Topper

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Discs, two each: 4" x 1"; 3" x 1"
  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Sheet, 36" x 12" x 2"
  • Metallic silver paint pen
  • Paper, 12" x 12": blue toile-print; white card stock
  • Small metal note clip
  • Lace trim: white daisy, 1 yd.; ivory pearl, 1-1/2 yds.
  • Ivory satin ribbon flowers with leaves, three Dimensional paints: white puff-finish; iridescent white pearl-finish
  • Trims of choice: ribbon, silk, or porcelain flowers; satin ribbon; lace; pearls; pearl string
  • Craft foam, 9" x 12" sheets, one each: white; pink, or color of choice
  • Metallic poster board, gold or silver
  • Round metal cookie cutters, 1" thick: 2"; 3"; 4"; 5" OR Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Compass, or round household items of appropriate diameter (see instructions)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors: regular; scallop decorative-edge
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Rubber bands or chenille stems, three
  • Scissors: straight edge; decorative-edge
  • Glue for plastic/craft foam

Instructions:

  1. Stack and glue 4" foam discs together; repeat for 3" discs. Do not glue stacks together yet.
     
  2. Trace discs onto toile paper, 3" disc once and 4" disc twice; use scallop-edge scissors to cut out circles just beyond traced lines. Glue 3" circle to top and 4" circles to top and bottom of appropriate discs.
     
  3. Cut two 2" x 12" strips from toile paper; wrap and glue strips around disc edges, piecing as needed to cover foam and allowing ends to overlap.
     
  4. Refer to photo to wrap and glue trims around cake tiers. Glue flowers to top of cake.
     
  5. Use paint pen to paint note clip; let dry. Handwrite, or use computer to print, recipient's name onto card stock. Trim name into decorative shape as shown; insert into note clip.
     
  6. Glue note clip to top of cake.
 
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