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New Years Eve 2015 - DIY Cake Bunting + A Lemon Curd Layer Cake

New Years Eve 2015 - DIY Cake Bunting + A Lemon Curd Layer Cake

Happy almost 2015! We've spent this past month immersed in cakes, pies, and cookies, so I figured we might as well go out with a bang. And what's a bigger bang than a giant sparkly New Years cake?!NYE Layer Cake with Lemon CurdI've been inspired lately by some of the fun stuff I've seen on Yahoo!'s DIY site, and I started wondering what fun things I could come up for this New Years Eve. I've always loved the little mini bunting that I've seen on cakes, but never been able to find any that weren't outrageously priced. So I decided to figure out how to make one on my own. And after a little wander around my local Michael's, I am happy to report that it's even easier than I thought it would be!Here's what you'll need:

  • Card stock for the little flags - feel free to get fancy if you want some color or pattern
  • Sticker letters - you'll usually find these in the scrapbooking section, and they come in a range of colors/fonts/sizes
  • Some sort of twine - there are tons of fun colorful ones, or you can use traditional kitchen twine if you have that
  • A really thin wooden dowel - I bought a long one and cut it down to size. You can get creative here - anything long and thin will work (fancy straws, cakepop sticks, whatever..)
  • Glue - I used good old Tacky Glue as it's what I had on hand
  • Optional: spraypaint or glitter, mini holepunch (if you're a big scrapbooker, you may already have one of these)
Start by cutting out your flags. You'll want to go by the size of your cake. If you're using cupcakes, smaller is better. Once you have all your flags cut out, you can now decorate them with spraypaint or glitterspray if you want to add a little something extra. I had spraypaint left over from my snowgloborama craft, so I decided to add a little ombre spray to the flags. Once they've dried, stick the letters (or numbers if you're spelling out the year) onto the flags.Cut a length of string for your bunting - cut it longer than you'd think, as you can always shorten but you can't lengthen it. To attach the flags to your string, you have a few options. You can 1) glue the flags directly to the string, 2) use your tiny holepunch to string them up, or 3) create a mini tab for the flags using an extra piece of paper and the glue. I chose option 3 since it allows for the flags to move a bit. Once everything is dry, tie your string to your dowels and voila you have fancy mini cake bunting.
I decided to attach this bunting to a cake that would get us in the New Years spirit, and that happened to include some gold glitter and a matching champagne bottle. The cake is a traditional vanilla layer cake with a lemon curd filling. Cake recipe will be up soon! This lemon curd is unbelievably good. Next time I make some fresh scones, I'll be whipping up a batch of this as well!New Years Eve Bunting I'm off to go enjoy my last dessert for a while. I hope you have a safe and happy New Years and I'll see you in 2015!This post was Sponsored by Yahoo! 
New Years Eve Layer Cake

New Years Eve Layer Cake

Easy Lemon Curd

Easy Lemon Curd