As part of a future project (which will remain under wraps but I assure you it is very exciting) I’ve been playing around a lot with cake banners. The first one I made was for Valentines day and I was just thrilled at how it brought life and personality to the cupcakes treats.
The great thing about these banners is that they are completely customizable and super easy to make. Yup you heard me, easy. I whipped one up yesterday last minute to go with my friend’s son’s birthday cupcakes.
And so I wanted to present you with a little DIY on how to create your own. Once you start making these guys you’ll want an excuse to bake a cake to go with it 😉
Cake Banner DIY
Step #1: After deciding on your message, figure out how many banner pieces (pieces of washi tape) you will need. One banner per letter. Cut your washi tape accordingly in a larger size than what you want to allow for error.
Step #2: Tie one end of your bakers twine to an item to keep the string taught and aloft, leave the other end on the roll. It will be easier to fold your washi tape over the string this way.
Step #3: Fold your piece of washi tape over the twine, making sure the ends and sides align. You will also want to make sure you tape them down the same way so they all hang in the same direction. This is the trickiest part and takes patience and maybe a couple redo’s.
Step #4: Trim the ends of your washi tape so they are all the same size
Step #5: Stamp your message
Step #6: Tie each end of the twine securely to the bamboo skewers, making sure the flat end is at the top so the pointed end will go in the cake. Make sure the length of twine between the skewer and the first banner letter is the same on each side.
Step #7: Stick into your cake or other dessert and enjoy!