A first birthday is a momentous occasion, and what better way to celebrate than with a personalized cake topper created with the magic of a Cricut machine? In this step-by-step guide, we’ll explore how to use this versatile tool to craft a unique and charming cake topper for your little one’s special day.
Gathering Your Materials
This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure policy.
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Tools
- Cricut Brayer
- Liquid Adhesive
- Adhesive Foam Tape
- Cake Topper Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- Chunky Glitter
- Small Glitter Craft Spoons
- Dryer Sheet
Begin by opening Cricut Design Space on your computer. Create a new project and upload your 1st Birthday cake topper design into Design Space.
Select the appropriate materials and using the Brayer to secure your cardstock and acetate individually to the mat, start cutting.
Once the Cricut has finished cutting, carefully assemble the various parts of your cake topper, using liquid adhesive to securely attach them together.
Wipe down the backside of the acetate “1” using a dryer sheet. Using the liquid adhesive, attach the “1” outline onto the acetate “1”. Let dry completely. Put the adhesive foam tape strips around the “1′ on the base to form a well for the chunky glitter. Glue the ends of the adhesive foam tape strips together. Add the chunky glitter to the well and attach the piece with the acetate on top of the “1” of the foam strips. Let dry completely. You can also glue the top of the foam strip pieces before adding the acetate piece for extra security.
Use your glue gun to attach the cake topper stick to the back of the topper.
Crafting a 1st birthday cake topper with a Cricut machine is a delightful and efficient way to add a personal touch to your little one’s celebration. With endless design possibilities and the precision of the Cricut, you can create a memorable keepsake that will be cherished for years to come. So, fire up your Cricut, let your creativity flow, and enjoy the process of making a magical cake topper for that special first birthday celebration!
Until next time,
Join my Facebook group K Peck’s Creative Cafe and share your projects there. I’d love to see what you’ve made.