Cricut Valentine’s Day Cake Topper – A Paper Decor Project for Your Cake

This is my “Love is in the Air” Valentine’s Cake Topper and it is a special project for today’s blog hop hosted by Paulette from Around the Block with Scrapalette.  All participants in the blog hop are sharing their Valentine’s Day and other love-ly projects and you may some find sweet blog candy while hopping along so make sure to see everyone.  Here is the whole lineup for today:

Paulette from http://scrapalette.blogspot.com
Dana from http://danascraftycorner.blogspot.com
Beth from http://thunderbirdlindybydesign.blogspot.com   Hopping From
Sis from https://papercraftscissors.wordpress.com                  Your Current Location
Doreen from http://polkadotpaperprincess.blogspot.com    Hopping To
Cindy from http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com
Deb from http://www.queenmommy.com
Michele from http://www.michelegreen.com
Carolyn from http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
Colleen from http://scrappycol.blogspot.com
Elizabeth from http://www.217creations.com
Sukie from http://www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com
Sharon from http://designsbysharon.blogspot.com
Renee from http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com
Tammy from http://www.scrapcavecreations.com
Brenda from http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com
Amy from http://scrap-pix.blogspot.com
Jami from http://thepaperfarm.blogspot.com
Terri from http://scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com
Meg from http://peacockpaperie.blogspot.com

You could personalize a cake topper to fit any occasion, and here are some helpful hints:

Use a tree (this one is from Paper Doll Dress Up) or other cut with a good solid base.  You need stability so your cake topper doesn’t waver in its duty.  And you need a cut with a fairly even cut across the bottom – if it doesn’t have it, you can always trim it.  This tree is cut at 8″ tall.  I used Cricut Craft Room to make the cut a little narrower in order to get two trees from one piece of 12″ paper.  The width of the tree is 7.2″.

After you cut your base image, wire your cut to attach pennants or letters later.  For the cake topper, I used floral wire for the top branches and trimmed a bamboo skewer to have a means of inserting the topper in the cake.  Note:  bamboo skewers are not inconsequential so make sure your cut is wide enough to account for the added circumference.  I used painters tape to hold my wires and skewer in place before adding the next layer on top.  I used three layers – two for heavier weight papers for the base and one decorative patterned paper.   After assembling the base layers, I simply pinched the tree inward around the skewer to get a little added dimension.

The owl is from Campin’ Critters and is 3″ tall.  Her spyglass has a Glossy Accents lens with a hand cut heart.   The word LOVE is from the Cricut Craft Room Basics.  You may have noticed there were three wires in the construction photo, I simply trimmed the unused wire but I have learned it is better to have it and trim it than not have it when you need it.

Here’s a close up of the owl with her spyglass.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and have visions of cake toppers dancing in your head now.  For those so inclined to leave a comment, you will be entered in a random drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink.  One entry per person please, and the drawing will close at 8:00 PM EST on Sunday January 29.

Don’t forget to hop on over to Doreen’s blog from some more inspiration and I hope you’ll come see me again soon.

61 thoughts on “Cricut Valentine’s Day Cake Topper – A Paper Decor Project for Your Cake

  1. Love your cake topper. I think alot of people forget about all of the other images on Paper Doll Cress Up and I just love seeing them used. Your Love Tree and owl are fabulous! And let’s not forget the cake, which looks so incredibly yummy!

  2. OH wow! This looks like something from the most upscale bakery. The ribbon gives it “posh” quality for sure! Perfect color choices to work with the frosting. Imaginative and fun and always well-constructed, your projects are always magazine quality.

    You should send an email link to Curt Jensen for the most delicious use of Campin Critters!

  3. I like Nadia’s idea…I’d definitely vote for you in a “most yummy” contest. 😉 As I opened this post this morning, a light bulb went on in my head and burned the crafting cob webs away. I recently lost a bet with my brother in law and have to make him a cake. I think it would be hilarious to deliver it with some sort of cricut statement on it. Now, I’m going to have to put my thinking cap on. Your cake frosting skills are fabulous. I love the strip of paper/ribbon (?) you added around the cake too. I am amazed it is on so straight and is staying there. You have a lot of greenery left in your yard. Looks gorgeous back there!

  4. This is so adorable. I love the little cake topper. Nice job. That is just so sweet. What a way to really add some pretty elements to a pretty cake. MMMM Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very classy and sophisticated looking. I love how this looks, and I want Campin Critters so bad!

    AND… Its 9 am and I want cake!

  6. I just “love” your cake topper. Such a great idea to personalize a cake. Thanks for all of the great tips with the wire and bamboo stick – I’ll have to try making one of these this year.

  7. Nice job, now I want to make a chocolate cake, but then I would have to eat it. I will just pretend that I am eatting some

  8. That is SUCH an awesome cake topper!! Love the owl with the heart in the end of her scope, the letters, the tree, and the ribbon around the cake with the message and the two little hearts. It’s just awesome 😀

  9. I love the idea of a cake topper. I always think of the Cricut Cake for those, but this would be so much easier I’m thinking! 🙂
    :)Khrista

  10. Awesome project! I love the owl, the tree and especially your “LOVE” with the heart in the O! Thanks for sharing your tricks for making this a reality! Owl always remember your project!

  11. OMG, that’s the cutest/scrumptiousist Valentine’s Day cake/topper I’ve ever seen! I mean:- an adorable owl (which I looooove!) and chocolate! Who could go wrong w/ that, eh? Yummmm! TFS! 🙂

    Thanks for a chance to win your awesome blog candy!!! 🙂

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