MAKE: how to turn a toy into a simple DIY cake topper.
So, I have a confession.
I have an unusual fear.
Ok, fear is a strong word but I have an issue with… blue colored icing! I can’t stand how it turns my teeth and mouth blue.
So, as I was planning my daughter’s Cookie Monster themed birthday party, I had to face this fear head-on. I brainstormed how to create a themed cake for the party and kept finding all of these adorable but blue icing covered cakes! Gah! They were so cute with their Cookie Monster head and cookie-filled mouths… but I could not see past the staining and sweet blue exteriors!
So, I decided instead to get a plain, white, sheet cake for the party and come up with my own Cookie Monster inspired cake topper. It worked out great, looked cute with the other decorations and my daughter could play with the toy afterwards. This solution was a win-win!
In this week’s YouTube video, you can see my simple way to take a child’s toy and turn it into a cake topper!
I used Styrofoam products to create a simple cookie base for the toy.
Note: Most of the foam-related supplies used in this video were given to me by FloraCraft several years ago when I was part of their MakeItFun team. I still have lots of foam products in my craft stash and love using them. They were the perfect supplies to create this cake topper.
Learn how to make your own DIY cake topper out of a toy by watching the video:
(Some of the links below are affiliates. Please read my disclosure statement for more info.)
- Playskool Sesame Street Cookie Monster with Airplane
- Long Drywall Plastic Wall Anchor
- FloraCraft Packaged Styrofoam 12-Inch-by-12-Inch-by-1/2-Inch, White
- Foam Tools
- Floracraft Smooth Finish Paintable Coating
- Brown Craft Paint
- Craft Glue
- Black Sequins
- Freezer Paper
So, I ended up with a cute and reusable cake decoration AND I dodged my irrational fear of blue icing. Whew! Am I the only one with this blue icing aversion?