DIY: How to Make Felt Ombre Cake Toppers
Every month I am get so excited to see what the girls from Strange Case Collective have cooked up for our readers and every month I fall in love with their creations. This week is no different and I have to admit I think these felt ombre cake toppers have to be my favourite DIY of theirs yet, not just because I love anything to do with cake but because I am still swooning over the ombre trend that seems to have taken wedding world by storm lately.
Oh these girls no how to make me happy! Let me hand you over to Sophie and Laura with their step by step guide…
“For the past month our life has revolved a little bit around cake. One, because we love it and two, because we’re about to launch our Etsy shop and it includes a full range of cake toppers! How exciting! So for this months guest post we thought we would show you how to make a really simple, ombre cake topper.
Step 1: You will need – 3 sheets of felt in different shades of the same colour. We chose pink!// 3 bamboo skewers// A pair of scissors// Needle and thread// Stuffing. (We used the inside of an old cushion, but you can buy it separately from any haberdashery or craft shop.)// Pen or pencil//
Step 2: Draw out your letters on each sheet of felt. To create an ombre effect, go from dark to light.
Step 3: Fold your felt in half and cut out your letter. Cutting two at the same time will ensure they are both the same size.
Step 4: Cut out your remaining letters.
Step 5: Sew your two letters together.
Step 6: Leave the bottom of the Y open, as you need to stuff it and add the skewer before finishing off the sewing.
Step 7: Insert the stuffing. If it’s a little fiddley, use your skewer to get the stuffing into the corners.
Step 8: Push your skewer into the bottom of the letter and then sew the rest of the letter closed. Trapping the skewer inside.
Step 9: Repeat steps 4 – 6 with A and Y.
Step 10: You’re done! Now find yourself a lovely cake and stick them in the top.
You don’t have to stop there though, we think they would look really cute as a number for a birthday, initials for a wedding cake, or spelling the word love. You really can go wild!”
How cute are these for personalising your cake, in fact I am off to give these a go as I currently have my nans chocolate topped Banana cake cooling in the kitchen as it is her birthday tomorrow. These will make that perfect little extra touch!
We must also say a huge congratulations to the Strange Case Team on the launch of their new Etsy shop, honestly is there anything these guys can’t do?
Much Bespoke Love