Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DIY Cake Banner Tutorial

Last weekend my very good friend Jane & her boyfriend Wesley were in our neck of the woods & stopped by before heading to Arkansas. Jane just graduated from college & I sadly was unable to be at her graduation so I was glad I got to see her the next day. I made her a graduation cake & put a fun little banner on it. Jane is one of my favorite people in the world & I am so excited for her. Today I thought I'd share the very easy DIY Banner Tutorial. 
Embroidery Floss
Card stock (color of your choice)
hot glue gun
2 skewers
I started out making 12 flags for my banner, but ultimately only used 5 flags. I cut 6 tiny triangles (right under an inch long each) from the cute pink card stock & then 4 triangles from the brown.
Get your glue gun hot. Make pairs for each flag & then lay them in two separate lines in the pattern of your choice. Lay out your floss above them. Make sure you leave enough floss on both sides of the banner to be able to later tie it onto the skewers.
Put a thin line of glue on one triangle at a time & then lay your floss into the glue. Notice I made a mess of mine, whoops. So no worries if you do too. Once you glue down your floss across one set of the 5 triangles go back & put a dab of glue in the middle of each of the triangles & glue down the other paired triangle on top to make flags.
Once the glue is dry then wrap the floss around the skewers and tie in place. Put the banner into your cake & that you are done. Now don't be jealous of my fancy smancy cake (haha). Jane & I lived together for a year during college & anytime we made cupcakes or cake she always chose the Funfetti cake and icing (my husband loves it too) so I had to make it last weekend. lol. To make the icing go further I put half a container of light whip cream with it. Worked great! 
Happy Tuesday!


  1. So pretty!! I'm always seeing photos of these cake banners on Pinterest and just think they add so much cuteness to a cake. Now I need an excuse to make one! lol :)

    1. I know, I kept seeing so many float around on blogs that I was excited to be able to make who for my friends cake! I think I'm going to make a few more just to have for future cakes :)

  2. Ooh! I love banners!! Thanks for sharing!


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