DIY Cake Topper with Silhouette or Cricut

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It’s time to celebrate your favorite graduate! Make this fun DIY cake topper using your Silhouette or Cricut machine.

When my kids were little, I went ALL OUT on their parties. I would create elaborate themes with all the matching decorations and food to go with the theme. Although I loved throwing those parties, it got super exhausting to plan and put it all together. And parties are not fun when they are exhausting. I have found that you can add fun personalized touches to your celebrations without going overboard. Adding special decorations to store-bought items is one way to personalize things without going all-in. Today, I’m showing you how to make a DIY cake topper (or cupcake topper) with your Silhouette or Cricut machine

DIY cake topper

You can make these graduation cake decorations with either a Silhouette or Cricut. I used a Silhouette Cameo 4 but everything is transferable to Cricut Design Space.

BASIC SVG & SILHOUETTE STUDIO POSTS

GRADUATION DIY CAKE TOPPER SUPPLIES

HOW TO MAKE A GRADUATION CAKE TOPPER

  1. Cut out your design

    Cut out your design onto heavy glitter cardstock using a Silhouette or Cricut. The design that I used is free at LoveSVG. Cut out 2 copies of the design so you can make a front and back for the cake topper. Make sure to mirror one copy of the design since you will be making a double-sided topper.

  2. Weed the design

    After the design is cut, carefully pull the excess cardstock away from the design. Use a weeding hook to weed out the interior parts of the design (the loops in the “o” for example) and then remove the designs from the cutting mat using a spatula tool.

  3. Attach the toothpicks

    Attach the toothpicks to one copy of the design using hot glue. I attached one toothpick on either end (on the “C” and “S”) and one in the middle (on the “G”). Then, line up the other copy of the design and attach it with hot glue to sandwich the toothpicks in the middle. Use a small amount of hot glue on each letter to make sure everything is secured.

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DIY cake topper
DIY cake topper
DIY cake topper
DIY cake topper

I love adding little touches like this to parties. It makes things a bit more festive without investing a whole lot of effort. I hope you love this fun graduation DIY cake topper as much as I do!

MORE GRADUATION PROJECTS & SVG FILES

SVG FILE FAQs

How do I open these files in my Silhouette software?
Save the file to your computer. If it is a zip file, unzip it. Open your Silhouette software and select FILE>OPEN and navigate to where you saved the file. You can also import the file(s) to your Silhouette library by clicking FILE>LIBRARY>IMPORT TO LIBRARY and navigating to where you saved the file.

Can I open SVG files in the Silhouette Basic Edition?
No. You must have Silhouette Designer Edition or higher to open SVG files. If you have Silhouette Basic Edition, you can use PNG files and convert the PNG to a cut file.

Can this file be used with a Cricut?
Yes. Any SVG file can be used in Cricut Design Space

GRADUATION CAKE TOPPER VIDEO

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DIY cake topper

2 Comments

  1. How heavy was you gliter paper and what setting did you use, I am new to silhouette and this info will help shorten the learning curve.

    thank you
    al

    1. I would recommend getting the heaviest glitter cardstock that you can and using the special setting in Silhouette Studio for glitter cardstock.

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