Happy Birthday Cake Topper : Gold Glitter DIY Cake Topper

If you don’t already know this about it me it’s time you learned that I love all things glitter and sparkle! If I have a chance to add glitter to something, I will take that opportunity. 😉 What better way is there to celebrate a birthday than with a Happy Birthday Cake Topper Gold Glitter sparkly decoration? The best news is that they are SO easy to make!

happy birthday cake topper gold

This quick and easy happy birthday cake topper gold glitter DIY will make any store bought cake (or homemade if you’re feeling fancy) look like a million bucks. It takes about 5 minutes to make and will make your birthday (or any dessert) sparkle along with your confetti bar and glittered muslin confetti bags!

happy birthday cake topper gold

What you’ll need for this happy birthday cake topper in gold glitter:

A chipboard or cardboard word, number, letter, etc.  Whatever you want your cake topper to say…you can make one of these for every occasion…not just birthdays.  I found this great “Happy” chipboard one at Hobby Lobby.

A small dowel (about the same size or a little smaller than a straw around.  If you are using a longer word like I did, then get two dowels)

Glue Gun

White Glue ( I use Aleene’s )

Glitter (I used German Glass Glitter on these for more of an antique look, but you can most certainly use my most favorite Martha Stewart Glitter too!)


Coat your letter, number etc. in white glue.  I use my finger, but if that grosses you out…you can use a foam brush or something. 😉

Let it dry for several hours or overnight

Glue the dowel to your chipboard with the glue gun.  If for some reason it doesn’t seem to be sticking, you can use the white tacky glue too, you’ll just have to let it dry for several hours before you use it.

Pop it in your cake and you’re all set to celebrate.  This is perfect for any celebration, especially since you can custom make them to match anything!

happy birthday cake topper gold

How cute is that?!  I made a similar cake topper using some gold glitter chipboard letters for a Hollywood Cake topper and it was perfect for an Oscar party!  I have several other cake topper ideas and glitter projects here on the blog.  If you are planning a party or get together be sure to check out my entire party gallery here and all of my DIY party ideas here

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Happy Crafting!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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