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DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

I’m so excited to finally share my DIY cake topper tutorial! I was inundated with questions about how I made the sparkly gold decor in my glitter and glam engagement party shoot, so I wanted to share the step by step process for making these fun and easy cake toppers! Check out more fun wedding DIY inspiration on Cricut!

DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

I had a lot of fun creating these designs for a chic and modern wedding cake topper! I used some of my favorite script and sans serif fonts to create custom topper designs that can be found at the bottom of the post to download and use for your own cakes!

If you are creating your own designs, I recommend adding a stroke to the lettering or underscoring slender fonts with a thick line to make sure that the toppers can hold their rigid shape. The glitter cardstock offers a good base for a free standing topper, but adding poster board backing ensures a firmer and longer lasting design!

Check out my step by step tutorial below!

Materials – 


DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

Load images into Cricut Design Space


DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

Set as Moderately Complex to ensure delicate designs are cut with precision


DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

Save as a Cut Image


DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

Size image to width of your cake


DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

Center on Cutting Mat


DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

Select Glitter Cardstock in Cricut Design Space


Materials for Gold Glitter Cake Topper DIY

Materials for Gold Glitter Cake Topper DIY


Cricut DIY for Gold Glitter Cake Toppers

Weed out cake topper and use the scraper to easily remove from cutting mat


Make Your Own Metallic Wedding Cake Topper

Cut image again on poster board for backing support

DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut

Glue cake topper to bamboo skewers


Gold Glitter Script Cake Topper

Done! Your own DIY Cake Topper!


You Are My Favorite Wedding Cake TopperInfinity Sign Cake Topper for a WeddingMr and Mrs Gold Glitter Cake TopperLove Cake Topper in Gold Glitter

Sequin and Glitter Cake Table with a DIY Topper


Free Printable Cake Topper Designs – 

Celebrate Cake Topper

Infinity Love Cake Topper

Love Letter Cake Topper

Mr and Mrs Cake Topper

(personal use only)


This post was sponsored by CRICUT, a Hey Wedding Lady Partner. However, all opinions and designs are my own. Links may contain affiliate content, which means I receive a small percentage of sales generated from clicks

DIY Cake Topper Tutorial with Cricut


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  • In my own opinion, I think using a calligraphy strong font is much better than the slender font. The design would be able to hold itself and not bend. I have made some slender fonts in the past and I always get frustrated when it would bend during the event. Thou there are times i use slender fonts for some designs as requested by my clients. 🙂 By the way, I like the infinity love and celebrate design.ReplyCancel

  • Fay

    Did you use the modge podge for the cardboard backing and the glitter cardstock? ReplyCancel

    • You can use it to adhere a cardboard backing to the glitter if you feel like the topper needs to be reinforced – I only used it to attach the cardstock to the skewers since it felt durable enough to me!ReplyCancel

  • Casandra Martinez

    What size bamboo skewers do you use?ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Thanks for the tutorial! Do those fonts come in the Cricut DesignSpace App? I’m looking to create a customized cake topper for a friend on the Cricut at my local library. How would I go about creating the actual worded design? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Sarah,

      I created all of the topper designs using InDesign! I would recommend using a design program of some kind to create your custom topper, then exporting it as a .png. Once you have your custom .png, you can follow the rest of the tutorial to upload to DesignSpace. I used a few custom designs that I created myself, and the November Starlight script for the lettered ones! I hope that helps!ReplyCancel

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  • Vanathi

    What fonts are you using? I love your work!ReplyCancel

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