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Something that I have always wanted to do is decorate a pretty cake — problem is, I suck at it LOL. I have tried decorating with icing and I just can’t seem to work it. We can’t all be good at everything, though, right?
I had a thought the other day, though. I have a Cricut Maker and with this incredible machine, I can do just about anything — including decorating a cake worthy of heart eyes.
In the post below, you will see how I turned an grocery store cake into some that looks like it came from a cute bake shop. Keep reading to see just how easy it is.
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If you have a Cricut Maker, you can totally tackle this project and if you don’t I think it’s time you got one!
Let’s get right into it!
I always swoon over all those pretty pictures of naked cakes on the web. You know the ones…
Problem is and like I mentioned above I am not the greatest at decorating cakes but I can certainly pick one up from the grocery store and DIY it into something fantastic.
So off to Metro I went and picked up this cake.
I mean, sure this cake is pretty already but it has grocery store cake written all over it.
I knew that these flowers would be perfect for my cake.
Design Space makes creating projects so easy from scratch or even just completed projects that are already designed.
All I had to do was hit “Make It” and I was well on my way.
The felt colours that I chose were a little bit different than the ones pictured in the project example on Design Space.
For this project, I used Cricut Felt from the Spring Rain pack and the Sky Sampler Pack.
When cutting felt in your Cricut Maker, it’s very important to remember to use a Strong Grip mat and as well to make sure you secure your felt properly to your mat. I like to use my XL scraper to really make sure the felt is stuck down on the mat good.
I couldn’t get over how fast and precise the Cricut Maker is at cutting felt. The improvements with this machine compared to my old one (Explore Air) are immense. I use to stray from felt projects but not anymore!
When removing felt from the mat, it makes things go a lot smoother if you use a scraper to lift the felt from the mat.
Keep all your colour organized and once everything is cut, you can begin to put your flowers together. You can follow the project instructions in Design Space on how to put the flowers together.
One I had all the flowers glued and secured, I glued these wooden BBQ skewers to the back of the flowers so that I had a way to stick them into the cake.
Before sticking in my flowers, I removed the bulk of the icing and all the decorations on top of the cake. I put the white chocolate flakes, icing and the chocolate garnish aside for a special treat later 😉
I simply stuck in my flower into the top of the cake.
After, I put the flowers in, I decided the cake still need a little some special so I found this cake topper project on Design Space.
I used Cricut Gold Glitter Vinyl on top of heavy cardstock to make this cake toppper and then I attached it to two wood dowels.
What do you think!? Pretty cool, right!?
This project is so perfect for those times when a grocery store cake just won’t cut it but you don’t want to break the bank at a fancy bake shop.
If you have a Cricut Maker, try your hand at this project. Make sure you share
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