Last week, it was a friends birthday, so I obvs had to bake a cake. She had baked me mine back in April, and pulled out all the stops, creating a GIANT cupcake cake (and cupcakes too!), so I had to do something fantastic.
Today, I'm sharing with you the super simple balloon cake topper I topped the marvelous cake with. I know, I know, your mouth is watering looking at the cake above, DON'T WORRY, you'll get the recipe on Friday!
Let's start by gathering up the supplies / Cute Paper Straws (I had a few left over from when we made the Mint Lemonade Cupcake SCORE) / Colorful Balloons (I used regular balloons, but smaller balloons, like water balloons would probably work even better!) / Your Choice of Ribbon / String (I used bakers twine bc I have a TON) / Scissors
1 / Blow up your balloons. I tested a few sizes by blowing them up (not tying them) and holding them over the cake. My cake was HUGE, so a larger size worked for me, but blow your up to the size you think works best .
2 / Tie the balloon to the straw. Pinch the end of the straw flat and using your string, loop around a few times and tie a knot.
I realized that my balloons were not standing up as straight as I would have liked them to, so I played around a bit, and realized that you have to tie the string ABOVE the knot of the ballon. This proved to be more difficult than it looks, so I tied it below first then pulled on the end of the balloon and slid the string above the knot as pictured above.
3 / Tie your ribbon over the string and knot of the balloon.
Repeat on a few balloons. Theres no need to cut the straws to different levels, you simply push the straw deeper into the cake! Three balloons was perfect for me, but you can make more (or less as shows in the first image of the post) and they are so adorable!
And there you have it. These toppers are fitting for ANY celebration, from graduation parties, to birthdays or showers, just alter the color and BAM you have a PERFECT cake topper.
I'm even thinking that by using smaller balloons this would be amazing as cupcake toppers, what do you think?