by Chiara Alberetti Milott
In the market for an impressive and fairly easy cake topper for your little one’s birthday? Look no further, you can do this pretty number yourself in under half an hour.
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Materials: One Block of 5″ x 1″ x 11″ Crafting Styrofoam, Ruler, Knife, Sharpie, Mini-Ball Sprinkles, White Frosting, Off-Set Spatula, Spoon, Dish or Try with Low Rim, Wooden Skewer
Step 1: Draw a number ‘1’ on the styrofoam using the ruler and the sharpie. I did it freehand, but if you want, you could easily print out and trace an enlarged ‘1’.
Step 2: Carefully cut out the ‘1’ with the knife.
Step 3: Insert the skewer into the bottom of the number. You want to leave enough sticking out so it will fit flush on the cake, so it depends on your cake size. You can always cut it down later.
Step 4: Apply a thin coat of frosting to all sides of the number.
Step 5: Pour a good amount of sprinkles into your tray, dip the frosted ‘1’ in and coat as many sides as you can.
Step 6: Use a spoon to sprinkle on any hard to reach sides.
Step 7: Insert into cake and enjoy.
PS: Don’t forget to remind your guests that this is INEDIBLE! Trust me, they are going to ask!