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Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

I was looking to brighten up the sweet-themed Hummingbird Cake I made for Mother’s Day/Birthday. I searched for supplies on hand and came up with bright hued scrapbooking flowers and always festive striped straws. A day-brightening daisy-themed cake topper was the perfect puzzle piece, complete in under 15 minutes.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Materials:

  • 3 Striped Straws
  • Scrapbooking Flowers
  • Coordinating Brads
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Punched Out Cardstock Circles

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Place flowers together and secure with coordinating brads.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Tie baker’s twine around one end of a straw and hot glue the knot to secure.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Using a hot glue gun, dab the glue in the middle of the back of the first flower and place the baker’s twine directly through it.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Apply a second dab of glue over the baker’s twine and place a piece of cardstock circle over it.
Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Continue to do the same for the remaining flowers.
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Once finished, tie the end of the baker’s twine to another straw, and hot glue.

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Glue a straight line directly in the middle of back of the flowers, and place the remaining straw across.

Weekend DIY: Floral Cake Topper

Turn over, and hot glue one petal of the two outter flowers to each straw to secure.

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Happy Mother’s Day! xo

Friday Finds

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A sweet powder blue chain link bracelet I can’t wait to sport.
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Decorative notebooks for fresh ideas.

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I literally swooned when I spotted this cake stand. What a perfect display for a statement necklace.

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I have a major weakness for pretty packaging. I love these fun, bold hued tags.

pastel nails

A pastel appropriate manicure.

I can’t even begin to express to you my obsession with TJ Maxx. It started as a child, I have always had an eye for unique finds, and there is no better to explore. Carrying a selection of all my favorite things fashion, baking accessories, and home decor, it will always be my fave one-stop shop. With the exception of the pastel mani, all photos were finds from a recent trip this week.

Camo Cupcakes

Camo Cupcakes

While baking, I’m usually as girlie chic as it goes. But when it came to baking something for my best friend’s husband’s birthday party, I had to think outside “jewelry” box. I found this fun camo cupcake recipe from Crafty Mama, and decided would be perfect!

Camo Cupcakes

Separate one white cake mix into four different bowls, and color accordingly. I use gel food coloring for all my baking needs. It works much better than the liquid form for cakes, cookies, and icings.

Camo Cupcakes

Fill pastry bags, or ziplock bags (which I used because it was much less messy, while using multiple colors) with each of the colored cake mixes.

Camo Cupcakes

Pipe a dollop of each color into two cupcake pans evenly. Bake according to recipe instructions.

Camo Cupcakes
Camo Cupcakes

Instead of making one large cake, I liked the idea of simply making a “24” shape out of the decorative cupcakes.

Camo Cupcakes
Instead of going full-out camo, I opted for a Creamy Chocolate Icing to frost the cupcakes.

**To veganize this recipe, start with a making a batch of vegan cupcakes and substituting all natural food coloring.

1 Year Celebration

IMG_0673 I can’t believe it has already been one year since I’ve started my blog. Thank you for continuing to keep up with my current obsessions! 
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In honor of The Subtle Statement’s first birthday, I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting from Purely Twins. The recipes are both vegan and gluten-free, and savory sweet combination has a yummy taste!

Holiday Gift Guide {$25 & Under}

Holiday Gift Guide {$25 & Under}

  1. First Aid Beauty Feel FAB Kit
  2. Julep Nail Vernis 
  3. 2013 Weekly Planner
  4. Xhilaration Pajama Set
  5. J.Crew Crystal Bow Key Chain
  6. Striped iPhone Case
  7.  Glitter Bow Ballet Flats
  8. Macaron Box
  9. Campo Marzio Business Card Case
  10. C. Wonder Geo Paint Latte Mug