Thursday, November 15, 2012


DIY Shrinky Cake Toppers | by Jordan Shrinkie Cake Numbers | Shrinkie Cake Numbers |
Do you remember Shrinky Dinks? Shrinking your empty chip packets down and making keyrings with them in the 80's?
Well, a few months back, I discovered printable shrinky paper! It definitely got my mind ticking over with possible craft and party ideas. I made travel games, and I've got another idea cooking, but today I want to share these party cake numbers.

You can make a whole set and have them on hand for family celebrations. I think they'd be great for sprucing up a simply iced cake like this series from Oh Happy Day.

So let's gather supplies and get started....

:: Shrinky printable paper
:: Bamboo skewars
:: Glue Gun
:: Aluminum Foil
:: Oven & baking tray
:: Gold Foil (optional)
:: Download these Number Designs (optional) - You can also design your own set of numbers in Word or favourite design program.

Firstly print out the numbers onto the shrinky paper according to the instructions in the packet. (The free download is already at 50% opacity to accommodate the colours increased density once shrunk.) Read the instructions on the package insert if you are doing the designs yourself!
Shrinkie Cake Numbers | Shrinkie Cake Numbers |
I added a little gold fringy thing around the base of the numbers once I glued them to the skewars. I used the same technique to make the background garland. And some fun confetti, and you're ready to party like it's 1985!
Shrinkie Cake Numbers |
Shrinkie Cake Numbers | whether you're celebrating a 4th or 24th, you'll have it covered with a set of these in your supplies!
Let me know if you give these a try, I'd love to see your own interpretation of this concept too!

Enjoy! xo


  1. Did you know all you need is recyclable #6 plastic containers to make your own shrinky dinks? You can't print on them, but you can colour a design with sharpies and cut it out and shrink it down in an oven at 350. It's so fun! I made personalized necklaces for all my nieces and nephews one year. And it's a great way to reuse all those old deli and bakery containers! I never thought of doing it for cake toppers, though. I LOVE the idea. Thanks!

  2. Oh thanks for the tip Corrie. That makes it a lot more affordable too! Kids could even design their own with!

  3. Great Idea, I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. You're welcome Betty! Let me know how you go if you give it a try - :)


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