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Birthday Cake Topper

Hey, so glad you came by for today’s post. I wanted to show you how easy it can be to add a little glam to your homemade birthday cakes. This birthday cake topper is so quick to make, requiring only a few materials and can be customised to suit any taste or occasion. You can let you imagination run wild by using this topper as the base!

I kept the cake topper in today’s post nice and simple by just using two colours. I find black and gold are a great pairing and can often look Art-deco inspired. So if you have a 1920’s style party coming up, then this would be a great addition!

As a little bonus I have also included the Silhouette cut file for this cake topper at the end of the post for you to download and make yourself. 

Materials required:

  • Black card stock
  • Gold mirror card stock
  • BBQ skewer stick
  • Black Sharpie pen
  • Glue – For this project I used a Quickie Glue pen, but normal PVA glue  and a cocktail stick works just as well.
  • Silhouette cameo and studio software
  • Tape


If you do not have a Silhouette Cameo machine, you can use any dies you have along with a manual die cutting machine. 

Birthday Cake topper project details:

To begin with I designed my Happy Birthday sentiment in Silhouette studio. I created an external offset to create a black background for the sentiment to sit on. I cut both parts separately, one onto black and the other onto gold cardstock using the cut settings below.

Blade: 3, thickness: 20, speed 4 and double cut. 

Once the sentiment and background was cut out I assembled the topper by applying glue to the back of the gold letters. I found using a Quickie Glue pen very useful at this point as I could apply glue to the thin letters without getting glue everywhere! Alternately, using a cocktail stick to apply PVA will also work just as well. 

I set an acrylic block over the top whilst it was drying to ensure it dried flat and adhered well. 

I prepped my BBQ skewer stick by colouring it in with a black sharpie. Alternatively you could also use acrylic paint, tailoring the colour to your project. Lastly, I secured the skewer stick to the back of the sentiment with a small amount of tape. 

This is such an easy little project to whip up on short notice. Also, you can change the design to suit any occasion and taste! It doesn’t have to be just for birthdays – why not for weddings, anniversaries, moving in etc. Let you imagination take over.

Free Birthday Cake topper cut file download

Click on the file below for the free Silhouette Studio file for the Birthday Cake Topper Cut file. 

*Please note this file is for personal use only. If you would like to share this file, please share the link to this blog post and not the file itself or the link to Onedrive. Please also credit Pretty Little Button.

I hope this has inspired you to create a cake for your next up coming celebration. I would love to see your creations, either post below or on Facebook/Instagram and don’t forget to use #prettylittlebutton.

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Till next time,

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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