Anyone who is familiar with the site knows how much we love making paper flowers. There are endless ways to use them for decor. One way to add in a little floral accent to a wedding or celebration is to make flower cake toppers. They are super easy to craft and they can really elevate your event set-up! We first added the paper flower arrangement to our cake, then wrapped it with a scalloped edge cut from birch paper.
Tools & Materials
- Scissors or Cutting Machine
- Low Temperature Hot Glue Gun
- Text Weight Papers in various colors
- Small Gold Beads
- Wooden Skewers
- Birch Paper
Crafting your Flowers
There are 3 different flower designs included in the download at the bottom of the post. Use the SVG file with a cutting machine, or print the PDF if you are cutting by hand. We used Cricut’s Pearl Papers for our mid-century mod color palette, and you can find a link in the Shop this Project section. Pick any color palette that matches with your specific event decor! We usually always use toothpicks for our cupcake decor, but to create more of an artsy display with our flower cake toppers we used wooden skewers. That way we could set them at different heights for visual interest. Finish off the flowers by adding a little gold bead to the centers, and the end result is like a big burst of color on the cake!
Cake & Cupcake Wrappers
To go with our floral cupcake toppers, we cut cake and cupcake out of birch paper. It provided a great neutral complement to the saffrons and greens in our arrangement. When cutting the wood paper, we recommend cutting with the grain length-wise. If you are using a cutting machine, this means setting the paper up parallel to the machine. The template for the cupcake wrappers includes a tab to secure it around your cupcake, and you can use an x-acto knife to cut this slit if you are using the PDF version.
Are these flowery cake decorations inspiring you to incorporate more paper flowers into your life? Check out all of our metallic paper flower tutorials or crepe paper flower projects for ideas on seasonal bouquets that you can display in your home! Head over to our membership page to start crafting with us, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily DIY inspiration. We love seeing your project photos, so feel free to share them with us using #DIYDreamingWithLia. Until next time! ~ Lia & Team
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