Easy Valentine's Day Cake Topper

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Make this easy (but dramatic and beautiful!) Valentine's day cake topper with just some scrapbook paper and bamboo skewers.  This is an incredibly easy Valentine's day cake decorating tutorial that you can use to turn a plain cake (even one from the grocery store) into a romantic Valentine's day dessert in just a few minutes.

Valentine's day cake decorated with an easy paper valentine's day cake topper.

I love making elaborate, complicated cakes.  Spending days--sometimes weeks--crafting edible gumpaste details.  But sometimes I just don't have that kind of time.  Like this Valentine's day.  I knew I wanted to share my strawberry cake recipe with you guys, but I had NO idea how to decorate the cake when it came time to take the pictures.

Cake decorated with an easy Valentine's Day Cake Topper made from paper hearts and bamboo skewers.

So I looked around the house at my available supplies, and came up with this seriously quick and easy cake decoration.  And I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

Materials for Easy Paper Valentine's Day Cake Topper:

How to Make an Easy Valentine's Day Cake Topper

Paper hearts being glued to bamboo skewers to create a Valentine's Day Cake Topper.

I knew I wanted varying heights, so I kept some of the skewers long, broke some in half, and used toothpicks for the shortest skewers.

Dramatic, easy Valentine's Day Cake Topper on top of a plain white cake.

Then I just cut hearts out of scrapbook paper completely freehand.  I wanted the not-so-perfect, more organic look (and I didn't have time to run out and buy a bunch of punches!).  

Next, I simply glued the hearts to the ends of the skewers with my trusty low-temp hot glue gun, and stuck them on the top of the very simply iced cake.

Easy Valentine's Day Cake decorated with paper heart Valentine's Day Cake Topper.

Wow, what a difference a few skewers and paper hearts can make!

Simple cake decorated with and easy paper Valentine's Day Cake Topper.

Wouldn't this be cute with glittery stars?  Or balloons?  Clouds?  You could really adapt this basic technique for all sorts of occasions!

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Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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