“Deerly” Beloved DIY Cake Topper with Cricut Explore

This post is sponsored by Cricut and is part of Design Space Star
cake topper
Unique cake toppers can be hard to find, and they can also be expensive. I am currently planning my own wedding and bridal shower, and it has been challenging to find pieces that I fall in love with. My teammates for Cricut’s Design Space Star chose a “woodlands” party theme. I decided that would be a great opportunity to design a few potential pieces for my own wedding and bridal parties. I created a cake topper suitable for several occasions. It was inexpensive, quick, and different.  This isn’t your typical “cookie cutter” cake topper.
Image files needed:
  • Stag
  • Doe
  • Heart
  • Banner
  • Laurel
  • Assorted heavy cardstock dependent on theme and color scheme
  • Wooden dowels
  • Glue
  • Cricut Explore
  • Cricut Design Space installed on your computer


cake topper
Load the image files onto Cricut Design Space and cut them out on desired cardstock.
The length of your support dowel rods will be dependent on the thickness of your cake. I cut the dowel rods for my project 5 1/2 inches long. I began by gluing the stag and doe on the banner, taking care to center them as much as possible. I glued the laurel to the back of the banner, doe, and stag. I cut a small rectangular backing strip to fit across the back of the topper to cover the dowels. I glued the dowel to the back of the cake topper, and glued the rectangular backing over the dowels. I centered the heart and glued it to the front of the banner. I used a small book as a weight while the project dried.
Here are a few extra ideas and tips:
  • You could use a single stag or doe silhouette for a baby shower.
  • Metallic cardstock is beautiful in person but does not photograph well.
I have also created matching cupcake wrappers and thank you bags, and I will show you those in a later post.
Do you have any great DIY wedding or party ideas? I would love to know what you’re making.


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  • Reply Amber K 04/11/2014 at 1:44 pm

    I love this! I just got the Explore and can’t figure out the best setting for cutting the metallic silver cardstock. Do you mind sharing? Thanks!

    • Reply Jess 04/11/2014 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks. It is tricky, and depends on the cardstock. I have found some are thicker than others. This was on the thinner side and I had issues when I tried to cut intricate shapes. They wanted to bend when I was pulling them off the mat.

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