DIY crafty sculpture/cake topper

Cake Topper

Maybe craft and art are one in the same? here’s a good essay exploring the age old debate.

Last June I decided to make my own cupcake tree topper for my wedding. It was fairly simple to make and quite fun (my mom made all the cupcakes).

I don’t think it needs to be relegated to the top of a cake, though that’s not a bad place to be. It could be used decoratively in a kid’s room or on a mantle or shelf perhaps?

All you need are:
pom poms (for the birdies), lace and other fabric scraps (to cloth the birdies), beads (eyes), twine, string (to wrap around the bowl to make a nest), plastic bowl (for the nest), tissue paper (for flower buds), hot glue (careful), sticks from nature (preferably ones that have fallen off trees. Be green.)

WARNING: people look at you funny when you take the sticks on the subway.

Since I’m in a grandma mood this week here’s my Nana Sally’s wedding photo, she looks like a porcelain doll.

2 Responses to DIY crafty sculpture/cake topper

  1. Teresa (good grace) March 28, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    oh gosh… so cute! i just love the wedding cake topper – so very unique.

    (note to self: must make cupcakes this weekend…)

  2. Samantha Hahn March 28, 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    ha, thanks! It was fun to make.

    Cupcakes are always good.

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