Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Make your homemade cakes personalized with laminator

Do you bake cake at home ?? Has Icing letters on the cake always been a challenge ?? It has been a great challenge for me.I enjoy icing designs but when it comes to writing I always screw up in some or the other way.So, I found an easy way to make the cake look more personalized than just writing "Happy Birthday XXX" or whatever the occasion may be.Ready? Today I will show you that easy way to personalize your cake.

Materials Required :
A photo printed on normal copy paper
Laminating Pouch
Clear tape
Bamboo skewer
Any colored thread or cord

Step 1:  Cut the outline of the photo you want to put on the cake using scissors. As I made a simple cake ,I chose a standing pose but you can go one step ahead and make it more creative .For example, if the birthday boy/girl is a sports person you can design a cake as a playground and put a picture of them playing in the ground. In this scenario , you can make two copies of the same photo (print one of the photo flipped) so that you can put wrong sides of the photo together when laminating and when done you will get photo on both the sides.(What do you think??)

Step 2: Keep the cut photo inside the laminating pouch and laminate as per the instruction of the laminator.

Step 3: Now cut the photo in laminated sheet leaving 1/8" on the border.Use clear tape to secure the bamboo skewer at the back of the laminated photo. Use the skewer to put the photo on the cake.

Step 4: Cut small triangles from cardstock and spell each word (according to the occasion) in a triangle using marker and attach it to the rope with clear tape. I used a red cotton waxed cord here.Or you can punch tiny holes on either side of the triangle and string them into the rope.Then tie the rope to the bamboo skewer. Adjust the height of the bunting so that it is not hidden behind the photo.And then you are done !! Once the cake cutting is done , you can remove the bamboo skewer and attach a magnet to use it as fridge magnet. (Double treat!! )

How easy is this idea compared to the Icing the letters?? Share what you think about this idea in the comments below. As always I will be happy to hear from you.If you want to know what recipe I followed and my first baking experience, click here.


  1. I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  2. What a unique idea to use your laminator this way. Thank you for linking up at #BloggersBrags - I am pinning this now!

  3. What a cute and clever idea for cake decorating! Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty - you're lovely! :)

    Life With Lorelai

  4. That is adorable!! What a fun way to make it more personal!! #HomeMattersParty

  5. I need to buy a laminator, I love this idea! #HomeMattersParty

  6. What a fun idea, and what a great way to personalize a cake. Thanks for sharing #HomeMattersParty


  7. What a neat idea! Thanks for this!! #HomeMattersParty

  8. This is so cool. I never even thought about making my own cake toppers. i could do something like this for my niece's birthday coming up next month!

  9. This is amazing! My daughter has a birthday coming up and I might just have to do this- you have some great photo ideas! #HomeMattersParty

  10. What a cute idea! This could be used for so many pictures and themes. #HomeMattersParty

  11. The photo cut out cake topper is so cute! Great idea for birthdays, too. #HomeMattersParty