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Cake toppers are a simple way to add extra ‘pizazz’ to a cake whether it be home made or store bought. This week Elle from Cherry and Me, shows us how she made this Easy Heart Garland Cake Topper for her daughter’s birthday cake.

Cherry and I love getting crafty together and thought it would be super fun to bake and decorate a cake together for Cherry’s 4th birthday. We hopped for some cake inspiration and decided to attempt to make our very own cake garland to complete our masterpiece. We sifted through our “draw of useful things” and found some items that were perfect for this project.

You will need:

2 paper straws
A packet of heart stickers (or any other design you prefer)
Nylon string (about 15cm/6″)
Pointy knife or skewer

How to:

1. A small hole about 2cm (1″) down from the top of each straw.
2. Thread the string through the hole until it pokes out of the top of the straw. Tie a knot so it won’t pull back out.
TIP: Threading through the string can be a bit tricky if the ends are frayed. If your using nylon string, hold the tip near a small flame, just for a couple of seconds to melt and seal the ends.
3. Repeat step 2 with second straw. Pull the straws away from each other to tuck and hide knotted ends inside.
4. Stick the first sticker in the centre of the string and keep added stickers about 1.5cm (5/8″) apart.
5. Turn over and add a sticker to the back of each sticker you added in step 4.
6. Ta-da! Now it’s ready to complete your cake!

Head on over to Cherry and Me for our Rainbow Surprise Cake instructions and to see how we celebrated Cherry’s 4th birthday!


Yesterday we had a small party at home for Emma’s 3rd birthday. She is a little obsessed with doughnuts (calls them pink bagels, lol), so I thought a doughnut themed party would be fun. Whilst the cake was baking, we made this pretty garland together with bits and pieces from the craft drawer.

 You will need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Pink craft paper
  • confetti
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • yarn or string

How to make a Doughnut Garland:

Parents to pre-prepare: Hole out of center of paper plates and pink paper into irregular shaped rings to form ‘icing’.

Child:  Stick paper icing to plate and have lots of fun gluing on confetti ‘sprinkles’
Parent: Punch two holes in ‘doughnuts’ and thread with yarn to form garland.
String up your work and admire.

This is a great party project as each child can make their own doughnut to take home or combine to string up as a garland.

I also made a cake that vaguely resembled a doughnut, and had fun decorating some balloons by gluing some confetti on them.

You can celebrate small party with your kids make this awesome craft to enjoy small party with doughnut garland, In this above article we have explained how you can make doughnut garland easy craft at home.