Plan your DIY Halloween party supplies with Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels. Make this easy Halloween DIY cake topper for Halloween parties, or make a smaller version for Halloween cupcakes! This Halloween cake decoration is super easy to make with your Cricut machine and some card stock!
If you’ve been following my posts, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Martha Stewart, Cricut and Michaels campaign for the launch of the Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle and the Martha Stewart Celebrations line available exclusively at Michaels.
Here are the projects I’ve completed for the Martha Stewart Cricut campaign so far:
Why to buy a Cricut Explore Air 2
The Martha Stewart Cricut Explore Air 2 is such an amazing machine. It allows me to create DIY personalized party supplies that are professional quality! The Explore Air 2 is simple to use but it is a stunning machine. The Martha Stewart edition comes in a pearl white with brushed gold details, and is probably my favorite of all of the Explore models because of those gorgeous details. It also comes with a coordinating gold tool set and Martha Stewart projects so you can start crafting gorgeous designs right out of the box. In addition to the projects, this machine comes with 25 exclusive Martha Stewart images that you can combine with the 1000s of designs available in the free, easy-to-learn Cricut Design Space to create projects that are perfect for any occasion. The Explore Air 2 can also cut 100+ different materials from cardstock and vinyl to foil and faux leather with ease, allowing you to create ALL the DIY party supplies you can think of!
How to Make an Easy Halloween Cake Topper with a Cricut Machine
Of course, if you are a fan of Martha Stewart, you know that she LOVES Halloween! The Halloween collection from the Martha Stewart Celebrations line at Michaels is definitely a reflection of that! It’s a HUGE collection with all of the Halloween party supplies you can think of in varying themes. I used some of the Halloween party decor and created a spooky (but modern!) Halloween party with tons of DIY Halloween Decorations! Today I’m going to share how to make this EASY DIY Halloween Cake Topper.
Cake toppers are one of my favorite things to design for a party! For a long time I designed fondant cake and cupcake decorations, so creating cake toppers with my Cricut machine is similar – but way less expensive! This DIY Halloween cake topper required just a few supplies that can be easily found at your local Michaels store.
What you Need to Make a Halloween Cake Topper
–Glue Stick to attach “eek” to the spiderweb
-Martha Stewart Celebrations Halloween Party Decor to Decorate Cake Stand and Halloween Party Table
–Black and White Sprinkles to decorate cake
In addition to the FREE Martha Stewart designs that you get with the purchase of your Martha Stewart Cricut, there are some really awesome additional Martha Stewart Cricut cartridges that are specific to holidays, including the Halloween Martha Stewart Cricut cartridge. I love the spiderweb image from the collection that I used for the cake topper!
Since we designed the Halloween Cake Topper right in Cricut Design Space, you can access and cut or customize the design by heading to the public design on Cricut Design Space
The larger you can cut the spider web, the better, because it contains very delicate cuts. I wanted mine to be about the same size as the top of my cake, so I designed it to be a little over 8 inches wide. You can resize the whole image by clicking “select all” and sizing the image to fit your project. When you are ready to cut it out, click “Make It.”
I cut my cake topper out of a single layer of Cricut cardstock, because I knew I wanted to use two paper straws as supports, and that was enough to hold the single layer. If you choose to do a different style of support, I would recommend cutting two spider webs to glue together..
Also, the lightest “grip” mat that your cardstock will stick to is the way to go. It will help you in the end. I used the blue “Light Grip” Mat.
The spider web is really tricky to remove from the mat! I recommend peeling the excess paper off first with the weeder or tweezers, and then using the spatula to GENTLY lift the web off the mat.
How to Put Together the Halloween Cake Topper
Secure the “Eek” script design with a light glue (like a glue stick) so you don’t weigh the spider web down.
Next, secure the edges of the spider web to the paper straws with hot glue, making sure to pull the spiderweb so it is tight.
Insert into the top of your cake just before serving or displaying. The paper straws will absorb the moisture of the icing and it will weaken the paper. Another option is to put a skewer inside the paper straw to hold the topper more securely.
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