Something wicked this way comes!
With Halloween around the corner, you’ll have just enough time to whip up these spooky cake toppers to set the mood for an eerie shindig. The best part is that there’s no special tools or materials involved, as most of what you’ll use can be found at the local dollar store or already in the house.
What you’ll need:
- Metallic cardstock (we got a pack of 5 from our local dollar store)
- Exacto blade
- Glue stick
- White glue
- Pen or pencil
- Scalpel blade
- Wooden dowels
- Cutting mat
- Our haunted house cake topper template
Draw out your cake toppers onto the back of the metallic card stock in pen or pencil. Remember that everything will be in reverse, including any words, so plan accordingly. If you’re not sure what you’d like to sit atop your cake, check out our ready-to-use haunted house template here.
Next take the scalpel knife and start cutting out the shapes carefully. It helps to start with the details on the inside of the shape first, before cutting the entire outline. This gives your hands more space to hold the paper down and can prevent potential tearing in areas with finer details.
Once all the shapes are cut out, it’s time to attach the wooden dowels. Many skewers are a bit too long for a cake, so trim them down to the appropriate length with an exacto knife first.
These dowels will help secure your toppers to the cake, so make sure to glue them on securely with the white glue (or wood glue if you have any).
Let the glue dry fully before using the toppers. This may test your patience a bit, but it’s super important. Otherwise you’ll just end up with the toppers falling off and sticky gluey mess. If you’re in a bit of a time crunch, taping the dowels to the back of the cardstock would also work in the short term.
And there you have it!
Combined with our DIY piñata from last week, this cake topper is sure to set the mood for your spooky Halloween affair. Tag us on Instagram or Facebook @caffedemetre to show us your rendition, and have a happy Halloween!