Mini Name Bunting Birthday Cake | Now We are Six

For my daughter’s 6th Birthday last year her ‘brief’ to me was pretty simple – a number 6, chocolate cake with chocolate icing.

Knowing that I’m not very clever with icing a cake all smooth and lovely, I decided to distract the eye from the bumpy icing with a mini bunting in her name. The mini white marshmallows all along the bottom of the cake help to hide mess too.

I did a trip to Spotlight for a few vintage style floral fabrics in lovely colours to make a string of bunting to decorate the table and for the mini bunting name. You need very little fabric so it’s a cheap way to decorate.

How to make a fabric bunting

I made a little triangle template from some card. With fabric folded in half I cut out triangles of each fabric, with one side of triangle on the fold. Then simply slipped the folded triangles over a ribbon and used Aquadhere glue to stick the triangle pieces together, over the ribbon. No sewing required at all! {Tips: a sharp pair of material scissors will give you a clean edge less likely to fray; iron the material flat on the material fold}.

How to make a mini name bunting

The mini bunting in the Birthday girl’s name was made in a similar fashion. I printed the letters in solid bold on paper and then used these to trace out the letters on the fabric. Again fold the material in half, iron the fold and with the top of the letter along the fold, trace out the letters and cut with sharp scissors. Fold over some cotton twine and glue together. Tie ends of twine to a couple of skewers to insert into cake.

Some of the sweet treats were raspberry jelly with a meringue on top; chocolate coconut ball pops, mini chocolate cupcakes, plus more meringues (one batch makes many of these tiny sweets).

Along the back of the sweets table we had this sweet poem from ‘Now We Are Six’ by A.A. Milne in two photo frames, with some photos of the Birthday Girl at age 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in-between.

We put these frames on her bedroom wall after.

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4 Responses to “Mini Name Bunting Birthday Cake | Now We are Six”

  1. February 15, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    This is lovely. I used the idea for my daughter’s sixth birthday party today. Thank you!

  2. February 15, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    That’s fantastic Kristie. I love your version of this cake! The colours look fabulous. Are you on Facebook at all? I would love to share the photo of your cake on our Facebook page. Would you mind?

  3. February 15, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    Sure, go ahead. My fb is Kristie Southall Truell.

  4. February 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Thanks so much Kristie!

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