When it comes to cake, taste and quality take precedence over looks for me. I’ve seen some amazingly elaborate fondant cakes, but they just don’t taste as good. This post is meant to showcase some interesting ways to customize your favorite cake with cake-sessories for a win-win.
1. Scrapbook stickers
Stickers like the ones I used to tie in the theme for my daughter’s first birthday (tired of seeing it yet?) are so easy and add the right amount of detail to an otherwise simple canvas. They come in every theme under the sun. Just cut out the backing without disturbing the sticky portion, hot glue onto a wide toothpick and place wherever you please. The best part is you can reuse the stickers later on.
3. Glitter paper
I printed out a number 1, traced it onto glitter paper, hand-cut it and glued onto a popsicle stick for my daughter’s smash cake. A spelled out rendition of numbers or words is equally as stunning and all the rage right now. And with a Cricut or similar machine, the sky is the limit. (I need to get one!) This second photo showcases glitter stars as a stunning topper for this wedding cake from Make it Yourself Magazine.
4. Rhinestone ribbon
If bling is your thing, rhinestone ribbon can be the perfect adornment for your cake. I’ve seen entire faces of cakes covered in them to just one string for a little sparkle. Still on the fence? Tone it down by pairing it with burlap or using a masculine or plain cake as a backdrop. This cake from insideweddings.com is just the right blend of neutral and sparkle for an outdoor ranch wedding.
5. Penant or Bunting
Fully customizable and absolutely adorable, penant or bunting toppers are the simplest way to tie in a color scheme. I cannot wait to try this out. These versions from Etsy, Pinterest and Craft Gawker are just a few of the endless possibilities.
6. Sprinkles on anything
This edible sprinkles topper by The Party Girl is so much fun. Don’t have enough time? Create the same look by gluing sprinkles onto candles or figurines.
Animals gilded in gold paint, like these giraffes from Pinterest elevate the chic factor for baby showers, children’s birthdays and weddings alike.
Whether using edible flowers, like the first one here from Brides.com or silk versions like the second photo from Pinterest, flora on cakes will never get old. Attached to a flower or foliage that isn’t edible? Don’t worry, just don’t serve that portion of the cake.