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Anna G. Larson, Published September 19 2013

5 do-it-yourself cake toppers

FARGO – A party isn’t complete without a pretty cake.

I perused blogs to find easy DIY cake and cupcake toppers that look modern and whimsical.

Move over, frosted lettering, there are new toppers in town.

Buntings

Tiny triangular pieces of paper hung with string between two skinny wooden skewers look sweet and playful.

Sources and how-to: www.theprettyblog.com

and www.lovewedbliss.com

Topped skewers

Skewers and toothpicks topped with pom poms, small pinwheels, washi tape or cut-out letters add height and interest to cakes or cupcakes.

Source and how-to: www.theKnotty Bride.com

Cupcake liner flowers

Spray paint transforms basic cupcake liners into glam cake accessories.

Source and how-to: www.thesweetestoccasion.com

Plastic figurines

Again, spray paint jazzes up a common item. Plastic figurines are modern with a coat of gold or silver paint.

Source and how-to: www.holdenonbaby.com

Silhouettes

Bold cutouts anchored by toothpicks are a throwback to old silhouette photographs.

Source and how-to: www.aprilfosterevents.com

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Anna G. Larson at (701) 241-5525