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Halloween Cake Topper DIY

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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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!”
Photography by Tim Gibson

    October 30, 2013

    perfect cake for halloween, very original design

  2. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    October 30, 2013

    Looks like I ought to hit up the dollar store more often. Cute idea!

  3. Mimi

    October 30, 2013

    What a great idea! I guess the question I need to start asking myself when I see something interesting is, What else can this be? Love your blog.

  4. loulou downtown

    October 30, 2013

    That is excellent. Such a great idea to make a great looking Halloween cake!

  5. Celia

    October 30, 2013

    Great design! What are the teeth made of?

  6. Juliane at Modern Mural

    October 30, 2013

    I love the little banners.. Small details like those crows and other wall art helps me get in the mood for the holidays.

  7. Pernilla

    October 31, 2013

    What a fun blog! I will definitely visit you again!

  8. Eveline

    October 31, 2013

    So original! Like the rest of your blog, love it!

  9. Baron

    November 2, 2013

    This is so great! I had bought a
    Raven at the dollar tree also and didn’t know what to do with it. This idea is perfect! Too bad I only bought one, but what a cute idea. What is the border around the bottom
    Of the cake? Is that pumpkin seeds?

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