DIY Cake Banner:
I hate frosting cakes. I LOATHE frosting cakes. I can do the simple floral designs. I can lay fondant. But when it comes to scrawling perfect script and letters across the top, I just can't do it. There are really only three levels of penmanship on cake: chicken scratch, five year old, and professional. On a good day, I pull five-year-old off pretty well, which is why when I came across a picture from Rain on A Tin Roof, I knew what to do.
1 sheet Decorative Paper: $1.00 at Hobby Lobby
Letter Stickers: $1.00 at Hobby Lobby for THREE designs
Cake Pop Sticks: $2.00(ish?) at Walmart
Ribbon: $0.47 at Walmart
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
Total: $5-cheaper than buying special tips and bags
I chose this paper and these stickers. I got a good deal at Hobby Lobby, and I loved the chevron and cute font.
Flip the paper over, use a straight edge to draw a "grid"....
and then cut into equal rectrangles.
To make the banner, I took the corner of a firm notebook (yes, mustaches!!) and drew a guide line on it. Then I slid each square under and traced the edge of the notebook, its not perfect, but its still great.
I re-cut the squares, and found that cutting this way was much, much easier than cutting the whole shape at once.
I ended up with a cute banner that was glittery and chevron and purple all over. I didnt know how I could love it anymore. But I did.
The black simpler stickers gave it a really nice look, and brought the whole look together. All I had to do was stick them on.
Then I took some fine $0.47 ribbon and laid it across a piece of mustache paper that I didnt particularly care about. I put globs of hot glue on and then pushed each of the banners on. I went ahead and let it glue to the paper. It was easier to peel off the stuck on paper than to be overly precise with my glue.
|This is before I even cleaned it up. Not too shabby, eh?|
I turned it around and placed a good glob of glue on the back of each. I feel like more glue is better, I guess.
After I cleaned it up AGAIN, I tied each ribbon around a cake pop stick and glued the backside of it. I held it in place with my finger (slight ouch) and then wrapped it around again and glued once more to be sure.
I love how it turned out!! I cant wait to see it in Aisley's cake!!