Have you ever seen those adorable mini bunting banners used as a cake topper? A trend I’m totally into! Being a huge fan of pennants AND of cakes, I could only try crafting one. The fact it is so tiny gives it a really lovely look when planted on the cake. And frankly, let’s admit that this DIY mini bunting cake topper works magic and gives a classy look to any cake, even the most simple ones.

Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper

To succeed in crafting this simple project, the biggest challenge you will face will be to carefully choose your papers for them to match. Not so complicated, as you can see. I decided to go for 4 colours including 3 pastels, for their softness and their charm when mixed with each other. And I sublimed them with… A golden glitter paper, of course! Why? Because (1) I LOVE glitter and (2) I ADORE gold. That’s more than enough for me if you’re asking! 

Photo credits: Lisa Renault Photographie

Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper

Video tutorial

Project Length

30 minutes

Difficulty Level

Easy

Supplies

  • Matching papers of different colours and textures
  • String or twine
  • Skewers
  • Hot glue gun or double-sided adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper - supplies

Steps

1. Cut yourself a pattern out of a cardboard sheet. You can draw a diamond twice the size of the pennant you want to obtain in the end. For my mini banner, I wanted triangle buntings of 2cm wide x 3cm high, so I cut a diamond shape of 2cm x 6cm.

Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper. Cut out pattern twice the size of your pennant.

2. Outline your pattern on your paper sheets and cut out diamond shapes. Fold them in two.

Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper: draw pattern and cut out diamond shapes.
Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper: fold diamond shapes in two.

3. With a hot glue gun, glue twine inside each pennant fold mark. Alternatively, you could use double-sided tape if you don’t have a glue gun, but be aware it has to be extra-sticky to hold onto your pennants, depending on the paper texture. This means your banner risks to open in two.

Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper: glue twine inside each pennant.

4. Once all your pennants are glued to the twine, tie the ends on skewers. Cut the extra twine and plant your DIY mini bunting cake topper on your cake!

Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper: tie twine ends on a skewer.

That wasn’t too difficult, wasn’t it? This super simple project is pretty quick to craft and will highlight the most simple and basic cake. Let’s also add that mini bunting banners are very trendy and are a must on many sweet tables. Are you looking for nice decoration ideas for your sweet table? Check out our beautiful pastel colours sweet table styled shoot with Montreal photographer Lisa Renault!

Easy tutorial: DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper
Great tutorial to make this adorable DIY bunting cake topper very easy to make. I really want to try this!
Great tutorial to make this adorable DIY bunting cake topper very easy to make. I really want to try this!
Great tutorial to make this adorable DIY bunting cake topper very easy to make. I really want to try this!

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