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Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY

Don't you hate it when wax drips all over your birthday cake? Here's a pretty way to avoid that - flower bobèches made out of paper straws and cupcake liners. Pretty and practical, and perfect for any little girl's party. (PS - A vellum flower cake!) Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY Materials needed: Cupcake liners, decorative paper straws, birthday candles (slightly larger than the diameter of the straw), hole punch, scissors, glue Step 1: Fold a cupcake liner in fourths or eighths. Step 2: With scissors, round the corners of the folded liner to make petals. Unfold. Step 3: Punch a hole in the center. Repeat with two liners per candle. (Make the top flower slightly smaller than the bottom flower). Step 4: Gently twist the candle into the top of the straw. (I found that the top colored layer of wax came off quite easily, leaving a half inch of white wax that secured the candle in the straw.) Step 5: Brush off any extra wax. Step 6: With the candle inserted into the straw, place two liner 'flowers' over the candle, stopping at the start of the straw. Use a tiny dab of glue to hold the liners to the straw. Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY | Oh Happy Day!Cupcake Liner Flower Bobèches DIY | Oh Happy Day!
PS: For extra stability and height, I placed 8-inch wooden skewers into the cake, then simply slipped the straws over the skewers. Photography by Tim Gibson
  1. Jordan

    May 29, 2014

    What a genius idea!

  2. Heather

    May 29, 2014

    Brilliant!!

  3. Kathleen

    May 29, 2014

    These are so adorable, Chiara! I love dressing up birthday candles.

  4. Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure

    May 29, 2014

    What a creative idea! Such a great way to avoid wax drips, which always annoy me so much! x

  5. Amy

    May 29, 2014

    what a great tip!

    you always feel foolish when someone comes up with a simple idea to a common problem — keep these brilliant ideas coming!

  6. Amanda {Planning It All}

    May 29, 2014

    This is such a great idea – I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before!

  7. Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

    May 29, 2014

    This is insanely genius! Functional and beautiful at the same time.

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

  8. Kristin

    May 29, 2014

    Love these. I am so in love with idea.

  9. joanna

    May 30, 2014

    Wow – I love it ♥♥♥

  10. This is such a sweet idea! Great inspiration!

  11. Michal

    June 1, 2014

    Really brilliant!

  12. Magali

    June 2, 2014

    this is SOOOO pretty!

  13. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    June 2, 2014

    CHIARA! love, love LOVE! seriously cute and such a fun idea to jazz up candles. xo

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