Oct 30

Halloween Cake Topper DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

I saw these black ravens at the Dollar Store and couldn’t resist. There are only so many black ravens you can put around your front step though, so I snagged two to make this cake topper.

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Click through for instructions…
Materials: 2 black birds, white ribbon, scissors, 2 straight pins, alphabet stickers (I found these bronze glitter ones at Michael’s).
Step 1: Cut a length of ribbon that is a few inches longer than the width of your cake. (I had an 8-inch cake, so I cut about 12 inches of ribbon). Take a straight pin, and two inches in from the end, weave the pin through the ribbon, back and forth to create a gather.
Step 2: Stick the pin with the ribbon on it directly under the bird’s beak (these birds are made out of styrofoam, so the pin should slide right in). Repeat with other bird.
Step 3:  Lay out the birds with ribbon stretching between them and add your message with the alphabet letters. I wrote “Boo!” but considered “Happy Halloween!” “Happy Haunting!” or “Trick-or-Treat.” It was just too long to write “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!”
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Photography by Tim Gibson

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