DIY Water Color Cake Topper

I have a very large sweet tooth and a love for DIY projects, so when it came time to create a cake topper for our engagement cake, I was pretty excited. Adam and I always call each other bear, as it is our favorite animal and we love the outdoors. In fact, Adams exact words in his proposal were “Will you be my forever bear?” I wanted a topper that would incorporate this in the design.


I used these above images as inspiration. For more DIY cake toppers check out my Pinterest!

What you need:

  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • Color Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Water!

I found everything I needed at Michaels and with their 40% discount on one full priced item, this DIY cost under $20 to make.


I love art but I don’t consider myself a master in the department. So I cheated! I printed clip art of bears and text banners and traced them onto my water color paper. Then I painted them in with more detail. What I love about water color is that it is very hard to make a permanent mistake. A little water and a paper towel can, for the most part, erase any wayward strokes. This relieves a lot of pressure for those that don’t get behind a brush often.


Next I free handed some doodles and flowers to add a little color.


I cut out my designs and hot glued them onto cooking skewers.


Finally, I bought a delicious tiramisu cake from Porto’s Bakery in Burbank, I arranged my skewers into place and viola! I had so much fun with this DIY and enjoyed earning the right to say “I made that!” Adam loved them so much we kept them out as decoration long after the leftover cake was finished.



I hope you got an appetite for crafting! Best of luck!


Love & All!

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