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Fringed fabric cake top


My absolute favorite piece from our game night was this fringed fabric cake topper. It was one of those ideas that hits me late at night and makes me want to jump right up and create, sans sleep.

The topper would be a whimsical addition to any party and comes together in only a few simple steps. I just adore its imperfect, fun loving beauty and I think you’ll love it too…

Fringed fabric cake topper

The materials: Glue, water, coordinating fabric, scissors, two kitchen skewers and a mixing bowl.

The process:

  • Cut skinny, long strips out of the fabric, differ the heights and width of each piece.
  • Tie the fabric pieces to one longer strip, alternating colors and sizes as you go. Cut out a small heart, initial, birthday number or other meaningful shape to give added character to the topper.
  • Mix together one part glue and two parts water in the bowl.
  • Once the bunting is tied in a pleasing combination, submerge the entire piece into the glue/water mixture- take care to ensure every fabric strip gets wet.
  • Pull out and wrap the ends tightly around two kitchen skewers. Place any cut out shapes on top of single strips of fabric to dry (they will bond together when dry).
  • Lay out to dry for about a day.



  • Tanya
    October 28, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Soooo cute! Love the little heart?

  • Silver Strands
    October 28, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Ingenious and DARLING!

  • silvana
    October 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

    wow, such a good idea
    beau blog
    i follow u

  • Lei
    October 28, 2010 at 8:40 am

    This is adorable. I’ve got 8 months before the next little girl in this house has a birthday, but I’ll be remembering this fantastic idea.

  • Lena
    October 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    How adorable!

  • Sally Calligan
    October 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    You have the greatest cake toppings. Can I use my Pin It to put up your stuff?

  • Vicky
    October 29, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Sally, of course. I am always honored when my stuff is pined:) Thanks!

  • Natasha
    October 29, 2010 at 5:38 am

    So lovely! Its imperfections make it special yes. I put it on my blog :-)

  • Amy @ Blowout Party!
    October 31, 2010 at 7:40 am

    So pretty and whimsical! What a great cake topper!

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  • Sally Calligan
    November 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Vicki this cake topping has stayed with me. Today I bought some glue, ribbon and material and I able going to make the basic idea for a friend in a convalescent home. If you have any ideas as to how to use this in a hospital setting let me know. It is a Thanksgiving theme. Leave a message either on my blog or my email. Thank you. Sally

  • jenn
    January 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I LOVE this! I am definitely making on for the next cake I make. I might even make a cake, just so I can try this :)

  • christi
    February 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    this is so cute and i am going to try on my next cake!

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