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Mother's Day Shaker Cake Topper

Mother's Day Shaker Cake Topper

Hey! Amanda from @lacedesignsstudio here with another fun project! Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I have a beautiful cake topper project for you to make for the special mothers in your life! 

Let's get started!


  • Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
    • Stardream Rose Quartz, 105lb
    • Stardream Amethyst, 105lb
    • Colorplan Turquoise, 100lb
    • Colorplan Forest, 100lb
    • MirriCard Gold, 12pt
    • MirriSparkle Gold Touch, 104lb
    • MirriSparkle Pink Sapphire, 104lb
  • Acetate
  • Foam (for shaker)
  • Silicone Glue and/or Liquid Glue (I used Bearly Arts & Beacon 3-in-1)
  • Foamies
  • Glitter or Sequins/Confetti
  • Cake Stick
  • Cricut Cutting Machine
  • Mother’s Day Cake Topper (File in my Design Space Profile)

 Cricut Design Space Screenshot of Mother's Day Shaker Cake Topper

I start every project with laying out all my pieces so I can see where I want to begin. In the photo below, disregard the Rose Quartz curved Arch pieces as I cut pieces I didn’t need and they’ve already been removed from the file).

 die cut pieces for Mother's Day Shaker Cake Topper

I always start by assembling my shakers because it’s my favorite part. :)

I glued my Turquoise strip onto my Amethyst open arch, and then glued that onto my Pink Sapphire open arch. Once that was all glued together, I used my Beacon glue to add the acetate.

I grabbed my two foam pieces and glued them together using Beacon’s silicone glue. I used two pieces just to give a bit more room for the confetti to move around, but you can absolutely just use one if you desire. If your machine doesn't cut foam, you can also use thin foam tape. After my blue foam pieces were dry, I glued them onto the small Amethyst arch to create the base for my shaker.

assembling the shaker panel of Mother's Day Shaker Cake Topper

While those pieces dried, I began assembling my half arches and my rose together. For the rose, I added Bearly Arts glue to the back of the outline, and glued onto the Rose Quartz rose piece. I then added some foam tape on the back to give some height in between the rose and leaves layers. I also added foam in between each layer of my half arch and stuck them together starting with the MirriCard Gold and ending with the Rose Quartz. I also filled my shaker with confetti and glitter.

assembling Mother's Day Shaker Cake TopperOnce those pieces were all set aside, I added my “Mama” text and the layered double heart to the front of my Amethyst Arch and then I flipped it over and added some foam to attach to the background layer of my cake topper. The background layer gives me an indication of where each part should be attached to line up properly.

adding foam to back of topper for assembly

Next, I added foam on the half layer portion of the background of my cake topper so that my assembled arch could fit right on top. 

assembled pieces of Mother's Day Shaker Cake Topper

I followed by adding foam under my rose to add some depth and then placed foam under my Shaker (left side only) before I attached the shaker onto the topper. 

adding shaker to Mother's Day Cake Topper

Lastly, I attached my cake stick and gave it a nice little shake ;) 

Mother's Day Shaker Cake Topper

Thanks for crafting along with me! Can’t wait to see how your cake toppers turned out!

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Amanda (@lacedesignsstudio)

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