Hi Silhouetters, Niki here with you today with a little tutorial on how to make a cake topper. I made a Unicorn cake for my daughter's 6th birthday and I wanted her name in gold glitter over the top.
I began by choosing a font (Sailaway) and writing her name with the text tool.
I ungrouped so the letters were sepatate, and I nudged them altogether so they overlapped and then I welded. I forgot the dot over the 'i' so also moved that down so it overlapped too and re-welded.
I was worried that my word would be too thin so I fattened it up a bit by applying a small offset. I deleted the middle file and kept the outline only.
I then copied and pasted so that I had two exactly the same.
and then I highlighted the second one and went to 'Object, Mirror, Flip Horizontally' so that I got a mirror image.
Now I was ready to cut. I was cutting on glitter cardstock that was quite thick so I set the blade setting quite high and selected double cut. It didn't quite cut through so without unloading, I sent it through the machine again (still on double cut) and then it peeled off beautifully.
Then all I had to do was stick the two together, but with two BBQ skewers sandwiched in-between so that I could poke them in the cake.
Here was the finished cake, complete with topper and I also cut '6 today' to lay around the base of the cake too.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that in your cake-topper making endeavours in the future, you find this useful!
Sail Away Font