Thursday, October 27, 2016

As some of you may know, I was at a family member's wedding this past weekend. I talked a little about it in previous posts and mentioned that I made the wedding cakes as well. I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! (Other than getting stuck in traffic on the way to the venue and watching the sun start to melt them **Kim K cry face**.) I did 3 cakes in total: a "main" 3 tiered carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, a 2 tiered almond joy cake (coconut cake with almond joy coconut filling, and covered in a chocolate ganache), and a 2 tiered lemon blueberry cake with vanilla buttercream. I wanted the "main" cake to be the center of attention, so I felt it needed a little something special on top to set it apart from the others. I knew the bride and groom wouldn't want a traditional cake topper, so I knew I wanted to do something a bit more modern. I thought the simple monogram would be super chic and tie in the brass touches they were using throughout the ceremony and reception. It ended up working perfectly and did exactly what I wanted it to, it made the "main" cake the center of attention. The entire topper cost about $12. You could use this same process to make a cake topper for any other occasion as well, I know I sure will in the future!
- Wooden monogram ($2.99 at Michael's)
- Small paintbrush (one you don't mind tossing afterwards)
-Glue gun and several glue sticks
- Wooden skewer
-  Liquid Leaf in the color brass

 Start by putting a single line of hot glue on the back of the monogram 
and glue down the skewer. Make sure there is enough glue to make it sturdy.
 Once the glue on the back has dried, flip it over and start covering the front in glue. 
You can do whatever pattern you want or make it random. I just did random squiggles all over 
until the entire front surface was covered. I also made as many of the "strings"as possible 
(the ones hot glue leaves when you lift the gun).

 Once the entire thing is dry (takes about 2 minutes), I just started painting the entire thing
with liquid gold. If your cake can be seen from the back, don't forget to paint that too!

 Et Voila!

Let me know if you try this DIY and tag me on Instagram @indie.hannahjones! I'd love to see your versions.

                                                                                double kiss, Hannah

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