As Seen in Sewn Magazine
Hey Gal Pals! Its that time of year again where we all break out of our cabin fever, and go out and smell the fresh blooms in the air. That is why in this caking DIY we are bringing the outside in. Between the infamous Snapchat filter, Beyonce, and Frida Kahlo “Flower Crowns”, I knew I had to design a cake with some petal power. In this tutorial we will be making multiple paper flowers using Pantone’s spring 2018 color trends and adding it to a Spring cake I’ve made for the kiddos.
So lets work on our cake topper…
Paper Flower Cake Topper Supplies:
Varies sheets of scrapbooking paper
3” circle punch
2” circle punch
small flower punch
leaf cookie cutter
hot glue gun & sticks
pencil & ruler
Large Flower (pink)
- Punch 5- 3” circles and 3- 2” circles out of paper. With a ruler draw a line from the center of the circle to the outer edge.
- Snip each line. Overlap each cut (right over left)by 1/2” for a slight rounded cone shape and glue. Hold the petal for a 10 count and set aside to dry.
- Glue each 3” petals together at the centers overlapping them to create the flowers. Repeat for the 2” petals.
- Rub glue on the center of the larger circle flower. Place smaller flower on glue, hold for a 10 count and set aside to dry. *Be creative and add a wavy trim to your petals.
- Place glue on the point side of a skewer stick and slightly push through the layers of paper(use a pin to poke a hole if needed).
Medium Flower (red/purple/lavender/teal)
6. Punch 3- 2” circles out of each choice color of paper. With a ruler draw a line from the center of the circle to the outer edge. Repeat step 2.
7. Glue each petal together at the centers overlapping them to create the flowers. Repeat step 5.
Small Filler Flowers
8. To finish the centers of all the flowers you can add 2 small flower punches in a contrasting color with a dot of glue.
9. You can also fringe a strip of paper cut to 1”x10”. Starting at one end, roll the strip and finish off with some glue to hold it together. When dried, add to center of flower.
10. Trace or freehand a leaf shape with a point. Cut out and fold a tip of the bottom.
11. Glue to lower edge to the back of a flower.
After all flowers are made, I simply free hand cut a pair of bunny ears to top my cake. Arrange the paper flowers on top of your cake from tallest in the center to the shortest round back. Your DONE.!