Whats up Daydreamers!
Within the current day, you will uncover methods to make stunning cake toppers collectively together with your Cricut for any occasion.
Not solely will I educate you learn to make them from scratch in Cricut Design Space, nevertheless I’ll even provide you with over 10+ SVG cake topper templates that may swimsuit your entire crafting desires. (Christmas, Wedding ceremony ceremony, Birthday, Valentines’ Day, and so forth.)
You’ll be able to do that enterprise with any Cricut machine. I used my Cricut Maker, nevertheless I’ve notes that may info you when you could have an Uncover, Pleasure, Maker, Uncover, or Maker 3 models.
There are quite a few strategies to make cake toppers collectively together with your Cricut, and within the current day I will current you all types of methods that may set you up for success.
In a nutshell, these are the methods I’ll make use of by this tutorial.
- Provides you need for any cake topper
- Learn how to Make a cake topper with Fonts
- Using the Offset instrument to make cake toppers
- Print then Decrease cake toppers
- Making cake toppers with Cricut Images
- Make cake toppers with the Free SVG Templates I provided you with
Ideally, you will be taught this tutorial from the beginning on account of as we go, we are going to most likely be implementing the concepts talked about throughout the previews steps.
Bear in mind: Since the entire cake toppers bear the exact lowering and assembly course of, I will solely cowl the lowering strategy of the first one. (I don’t should be repetitive)
Are you ready?
Let’s Daydream Into Actuality!
Provides for Cricut Cake Toppers
Have you ever learnt what the necessary factor to creating most likely essentially the most unbelievable cake toppers is?
Paper is one factor you not at all have to go low-cost on. Significantly should you’re making a cake topper; on account of although little, this little piece will sometimes be throughout the center of your get collectively.
Proper right here’s a list of the provides you’ll need
- Cricut Machine (Maker, Uncover Family, Pleasure, Uncover 3, Maker 3)
- Glitter Cardstock
- Vibrant Cardstock for the once more of the topper (non-compulsory).
- Efficient Stage Blade
- Cake topper sticks
- Extreme-Prime quality Glue (please don’t use low-cost or youngsters glue)
- Customary Inexperienced Mat
- Scraper (for cleaning up the mat)
- Brayer (non-compulsory, nevertheless my favorite instrument throughout the Cricut world)
Learn how to Make Cake Toppers with Cricut Fonts
Even for superior Cricut prospects, one factor slightly bit arduous to understand is what is going on to fall out after a decrease and what is going on to stay collectively.
When making a cake topper, you may need to make it potential for each half you want stays collectively.
We’ll be making a “Happy Birthday” cake topper with letters to indicate you this concept.
Step 1 – Add and Edit Textual content material
Click on on on the “Text” button located on the left panel of the Canvas and type in “happy birthday.”
Initially, your textual content material will most likely be Cricut Sans, nevertheless since we’re engaged on get collectively decoration, let’s change the font.
Select the textual content material, and click on on on “Font,” and choose your favorite one. I picked the font “A Child’s Year” for this tutorial on account of it has a superb (get collectively) vibe.
Tip: For cake toppers, I prefer to advocate you use a thick font to supply stability to your enterprise.
As quickly as you modify your font, preserve your textual content material chosen and go to the best panel on the canvas, click on on on “Advanced,” and choose the selection “Ungroup to Letters.”
Ungrouping textual content material to letters will allow you to edit each letter by itself.
To edit each letter, select it, rotate it, improve the size, and unlock proportions from each one in every of many corners of the selection.
You’ll be taught further about textual content material and learn to edit it on this handy tutorial.
Step 2 – Overlap and Weld Textual content material
It’s time to current kind to the cake topper and to do that we’ve got to arrange all letters.
That’s most likely essentially the most time-consuming part of the enterprise and an necessary on account of it is going to make sure that each one the letters keep collectively after your Cricut cuts the cake topper.
Start by overlapping all letters. I decided to have “happy” on the best and “birthday” on the bottom.
It is potential you will battle to hitch all of the letters. That’s when rotating and unlocking the proportions of each letter seems to be helpful. In case you pay attention to the screenshot down beneath, you’ll uncover that each half appears to be completely totally different.
The target proper right here is to have each half linked.
Oh! And don’t neglect the dot from the letter “i.” As you presumably can see, I linked the dot (for the letter “i”) with the letter h.
When your total letters are overlapped, select them and click on on on “Weld” (located on the underside panel) to create a single layer.
Step 3 – Copy and Flip Design
Usually, most cake toppers may have a cute paper on the doorway and a white plain nothing on the once more.
Not within the current day, my buddy!
This issue the place it is necessary to position the cake in a particular place to cowl the “dark side” will most likely be an element of the earlier.
Not solely your cake topper will look further beautiful when you could have one different (or the equivalent paper from the doorway) paper on the once more, nevertheless it should moreover add further sturdiness to the final word enterprise.
In several phrases, it’s a win-win.
In order so as to add a particular color on the once more of the topper, duplicate it (excessive of layers panel), select one in every of many copies, click on on on “Flip,” and select the selection “Flip Horizontal.”
There you have acquired it; the doorway and the once more of the cake topper.
Step 4 – Resize, Change Color and Make it
You’ll change the colors of the cake topper. I decided to go along with purple for the doorway and a rainbow-like color for the once more.
Bear in mind: Change colors by clicking on the color area subsequent to “Operation” (you may need to select the layer first).
Moreover, and sooner than you slim the design, take a look at the size of your enterprise.
If you happen to may need to improve or decrease the size of the enterprise, make it potential for the best and entrance of the topper measure the equivalent.
As a reference, mine ended up being 7 X 4.6 in.
Important: For Cricut Pleasure, your design can’t be greater than 4.25″ x 6.25″ if using a small mat to 4.25″ x 11.75″ if using a giant mat.
As quickly as you could be happy collectively together with your design, go ahead and click on on on the inexperienced “Make it” button.
Step 5 – Slicing Course of
Tip: Newer machines will ask whether or not or not that you must decrease on the mat or with out. Select “Cut on Mat.”
When you ship your enterprise, that’s the view it is best to have. There are two mats that signify each supplies. Although should you occur to decided to have the equivalent color for the front and back, you’d solely have one mat.
If each half appears to be good, click on on on the proceed button.
It’s time to determine in your provides.
When you could have a machine with a dial (Uncover Family Machines), set it to personalised so that you presumably can observe alongside on the screenshots.
For the devices, you may need to arrange the “Fine Point Blade” on clamp “B” and put collectively your mat. Now, let’s switch to some precise photos so that you presumably can see what to do subsequent.
For this enterprise, I’ll most likely be using a Customary Inexperienced Mat.
Place the cardstock on excessive of the mat and protected it collectively together with your fingers, scraper, or with my FAVORITE TOOL on the planet, the brayer!
In case you don’t have one, make the little funding within the current day
After securing the paper to the mat, load it to your Cricut and press the “Flashing Go” button to start the decrease.
When your Cricut finishes the decrease, unload the mad and take away the material from it.
The simplest approach to remove the cake topper is by bending the mat and letting gravity do a variety of the work. (Take a look at the image correct above)
Now, clear up the mat with the scrapper and repeat the equivalent course of for the second mat.
I used a particular supplies for the second decrease, so I wanted to alter the material from Design Space as soon as extra.
If you happen to’re using one different supplies, don’t neglect to make the required modifications, like shifting the Wise Set Dial (Uncover family machines) or altering the material in Design Space.
Upon getting every cuts, it’s time to assemble your Birthday Topper.
Avoid little one’s glue. It’s not meant for these initiatives; they gained’t look good on account of the paper will get moist and bubbly.
I actually like and always recommend Beacon 3-in-1 superior glue.
You don’t need in order so as to add a complete lot of glue. A bit of bit bit goes a long way. Moreover, as you glue, be certain that each half is aligned.
Let the topper dry for slightly bit bit, and swap it spherical to attach the cake topper stick (I used lollipop sticks). The idea is to place the stick in the midst of the design; you want it the place you presumably can’t see it once you’re holding it.
Further, on this text, I’ve some examples of the place I needed to make use of two sticks.
Doesn’t it look stunning?
I don’t find out about you, nevertheless this publish is already making me hungry for some yummy cake.
Sooner than we proceed…
Any longer, I will assume you be taught and understood all of the concepts I merely outlined. If you happen to’re merely getting started collectively together with your Cricut, I prefer to advocate you be taught sooner than shifting on (I don’t want you to get misplaced).
Making Cake Toppers with the Offset Software program
In Cricut Design Space, Offset is a instrument meaning that you would be able to create a proportional outline inside and outdoor of the textual content material, photos, and shapes.
The offset instrument is located on the best panel on the canvas area.
Do you keep in mind after I discussed that each one the layers needed to be collectively in order that they wouldn’t fall off after the decrease?
Successfully, with the offset instrument, not solely can you create a stunning affect in your initiatives, nevertheless you could as effectively create a placement in your letters and glue individually on the outline.
Let’s see the following screenshot and have slightly bit chat.
We’re doing an offset on the “Congrats!” phrase. All letters are attached, nevertheless the dot from the exclamation stage is unfastened. Which suggests with a every day cake topper, as I outlined sooner than, that dot will most likely be misplaced.
Everytime you click on on on the offset icon, you’ll observe a lightweight blue outline on the shape or textual content material you could be selecting on the canvas. For the modifications to take affect, you always should press “Apply.”
Once you press “Apply,” you presumably can’t modify the choices of the outline. If you need a fair greater or smaller one, you presumably can merely repeat the strategy.
Every time you set new settings, Design Space will keep in mind the one you closing used. That could be very useful because you want your initiatives to look uniform. In case you’re working with completely totally different offset distances, be certain that to have slightly bit discover subsequent to you the place you take note of that on account of this method gained’t keep in mind it.
For this cake topper, I added three offsets. Add the first outline, and use it as a reference in order so as to add a model new offset.
Change colors, and voila!
A stunning design!
Strive how easy it is to attach and put collectively as correctly.
This attribute (offset instrument) will ship your cake toppers to a model new diploma!
Strive my offset tutorial to be taught all about this setting.
Making Cake Toppers With Print then Decrease
In case you’re in a rush and wish a vibrant and easy enterprise, it is best to make cake toppers using “Print then Cut.” When using your property printer, your cake topper can’t be greater than 6.75″ x 9.25″
Bear in mind: Cricut Pleasure doesn’t help Print then Decrease.
For this cake topper, I moreover decided to utilize the offset instrument to have placement for the letters on account of they are not all welded. In case you choose to utilize fonts solely, it is necessary to do the equivalent steps I mentioned firstly of this textual content.
I did six outlines.
Select each half that is part of your design and click on on on “Flatten” on the bottom of the layer’s panel.
Now, your design is on a single layer and in a position to go!
Click on on on “Make it.”
The following screenshot reveals a preview of how your print must seem like.
It’s a must to make certain you place the print in your Cricut Mat the exact methodology you see it proper right here.
Click on on on “Continue.”
After leaving the mat preview, you could be given the step-by-step to cut your enterprise.
The first chance is “Print,” It has a button that claims “Send to Printer.” Go ahead and click on on there.
A bit of bit window named “Print Setup” will open. From this window, it’s potential so that you can to determine in your printer, add further copies to your enterprise, activate bleed, or use your system dialog area.
After you print, it’s time so as to choose the material you printed on. I used Medium Cardstock.
Arrange “Fine Point Blade,” place printed copy on the mat, load it to your Cricut and press the flashing go button to start the decrease.
The “Print then Cut” sensor will activate, and it will start finding out the physique surrounding all of the designs that we’ve got to decrease; as quickly because it’s accomplished finding out, the Cricut will decrease all of them.
When Cricut Design Space tells you the Decrease is completed, unload your Mat, take away the cake topper from it.
That’s the approach it appears to be assembled.
Doesn’t it look pretty?
Examine each half you may need to find out about Print then Decrease.
Making Cake Toppers With Cricut Images
If you happen to’re trying to find one factor quick or way more elaborate, it’s best to use Cricut Images (located on the left panel of the canvas).
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Cricut’s library is full (over 100k) of designs for any occasion, and you may filter all of them by courses, key phrases, and so forth.
If you happen to’re trying to find a particular occasion, you presumably can type throughout the phrase that biggest describes it. As an illustration, I filtered by “wedding,” and I acquired a great deal of selections.
Proper right here’s the issue, not all photos are for cake toppers!
If you happen to want to decrease right away with minimal modifying, you may need to uncover an image the place all letters look overlapped (merely as we overlapped the birthday topper).
Down beneath, you have acquired some examples of the cake toppers you could make.
Although the selection is intensive so as to make cake toppers, there’s going to be a time should you like an image that’s not ready!
Similar to the image I chosen on the screenshot correct above. As you presumably can see, each half is separated.
Don’t despair though, if that’s what you want, let me current you learn to make a straightforward image from design space proper right into a cake topper.
Step 1: Insert the image into the canvas area.
Step 2: Duplicate (copy/paste) until you have acquired three copies. Bear in mind: when you could have further strains of textual content material or parts which might be scattered, you may need to have further copies.
Step 3: Use the contour instrument (bottom of the Layers panel) solely to point the first line of each design.
For the “about,” you don’t should contour. You solely should delete or conceal the pink layer beneath.
In case you don’t know learn to use contour, attempt my tutorial.
Step 4: Make the completely totally different parts proper right into a cake topper by overlapping each line (wild, about, u).
Step 5: Select all strains and click on on on “Weld” to have all objects in a single single layer.
I decided in order so as to add a further contact of creativity with glitter!
Don’t you assume it makes the cake topper pop up? How cute will this topper look on a romantic Valentine’s date?
I exploit a patterned paper for the once more. Subsequent time, I’d select one factor else, nonetheless it appears to be ten cases increased than a boring white background.
Free SVG Cake Toppers
Listed below are the free SVG cake toppers templates that it’s best to use for any of your personal initiatives.
Please don’t share them on social media like Fb groups or the “Public” chance in Cricut Design Space. If you happen to want to share them with anyone, why not share this hyperlink to entry them as correctly?
To acquire the recordsdata, you NEED to be on a desktop or laptop computer laptop, and you may click on on on the button to set off a get hold of file in your laptop computer.
Relying in your browser settings, typically your PC will ask the place to keep away from losing the file, although, most cases, the recordsdata will most likely be in your get hold of folder.
If the image opens in a model new window (this can probably happen as a consequence of your browser settings), right-click on it, select the selection “Save Image As,” and choose the place that you must save the file.
SVG recordsdata seem like an web net web page file should you get hold of them.
And in order that , I also have a library full of free SVG recordsdata and Printables for all of my subscribers, a.okay.a Daydreamers. You’ll see a preview correct proper right here or get entry by filling this manner.
Making Cake Toppers with Uploaded SVG recordsdata
After saving the “Love” file to your laptop, log in to Design Space and once you’re on the canvas, go to the Add chance (located on the left panel) and click on on on “Upload Images.”
Adjust to the prompts that Design Space brings up, and as quickly as your image is saved, you presumably can see it in Not too way back uploaded photos; select it and click on on on “Insert Images.”
Duplicate the image, and flip horizontally one in every of many copies for the once more of the topper.
For this cake topper, I would like to teach you learn to add a ravishing embellishment affect.
Duplicate the doorway of the topper as soon as extra, add a sq. to the canvas (shapes are located on the left panel), and unlock the proportions to type a rectangle.
Have the rectangle cowl the lower part of the phrase love like I current you throughout the screenshot beneath
After placing the rectangle on the half-bottom of the phrase, select it along with the phrase and click on on on “Slice.”
Switch the entire “Slice Result” objects, preserve one in every of many “lower” cuts, and delete the remaining.
Change the colors sooner than you ship the enterprise to cut. I went with good and darkish pink.
Look how the extra decoration appears to be after we place it on excessive of the doorway of the topper.
Once you’re pleased with the colors and measurement, click on on on “Make it.”
Look how elegant and refined this Love Cake Topper appears to be.
Further Cake Topper Ideas to Make collectively together with your Cricut
Check out all these totally different prospects you have acquired when making Cake Toppers collectively together with your Cricut.
Are you planning a toddler bathe? Look qt this “It’s a Girl” Topper.
Tip: Sturdy and double-sided provides like Metallic Posterboard are moreover wonderful for such a enterprise. (you don’t should make a backside decrease)
Check out the “It’s a Boy” topper. To supply good stability to the topper, I needed to make use of two sticks.
Isn’t it lovable?
For birthdays you could as effectively use the age of the birthday (woman or boy) like this “One Cake Topper.”
It’s straightforward however as well as elegant.
Strive how the paper you choose in your initiatives may make a distinction!
I really feel this ‘Yay!” topper would look great on a luau cake!
Let’s not neglect about Christmas!
Look how I used numerous the SVG Info I provided you with to create two completely totally different sorts. Nonetheless you could as effectively get hold of this look using the offset instrument.
BEAU – TI – FUL
The first “Merry Christmas Topper” has a background made with Inexperienced Corrugated Paper, and the second topper is constituted of glitter cardstock solely.
Remaining nevertheless not least!
If you happen to’re getting married or serving to a buddy alongside together with her bridal ceremony, make certain you utilize your Cricut to make a Wedding ceremony ceremony Cake Topper!
The “Ever After” topper is in Cricut Design Space beneath the code #M10842C2. The “Mr & Mrs. Cake Topper” is on the market to acquire on this publish (throughout the Free SVG Info half).
Aren’t all of them super cute?
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