wedding: the wedding is in the details

Thursday, July 26, 2012

What's my favorite part about weddings? Aside from eating cake? The endless possibilities to create projects yourself that really stand out. When we got married last year, the bulk of the cost went into rentals, food and flowers. But the standout pieces were the lanterns that my brother created, the monogram pillows and the personalized take home boxes.

In honor of paper, one such detail can be made for the top of a cake. My project today is a former save the date turned cake topper. My friend A.S. is getting married next month and we had a little work shower for her that included a yummy cake. Here is the save the date postcard:

I offered to personalize the cake by cutting out the graphic in her save the date (created by Karl Johnson at and mounting it on cardstock. I taped two toothpicks on the back and then glued a second piece of cardstock on the other side to cover the toothpicks.

All I needed was the cake and voila! I unique and simple DIY caketopper! Rumor has it that this personalized cake topper will be used in the future ...

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