Every once I a while, one of my friends asks me to make her cupcake or cake toppers for her local baking business. I don’t use a machine like a Silhouette or a Cricket, so I try to come up with a simple way to make them without those things. This time, she requested a glittery lavender cake topper that said, “Happy 18th Hannah.” With this, I figured out that printing on glitter foil paper was possible.
So this MAY not actually be a revelation, but I seriously had no idea you could do this. If anything, this is a great way to personalize a birthday cake topper like this one for just a couple dollars. I have always used glitter paper for scrapbooking or other paper crafts but never to print on. In case you didn’t know either, here is what I learned.
You can purchase individual sheets of glitter foil paper at craft stores like Michaels. This purple 8.5” X 11” piece was $1.49. You can feed the paper through your printer. My printer is the HP Envy 5660. Make sure you print dark ink on light paper. Allow the ink to dry completely because it smears (don’t ask me how I know).
So, for less than two dollars, you can make a very simple glittery personalized cake banner or cake toppers for birthdays, showers, and bachelorette parties.
In case you missed it, here are some other toppers I made for my friend.