How to Make Your Own Monogram Cake Topper


Take your cake up a notch by making this gorgeous pearl wreath and monogram cake topper! The classic design is perfect for weddings, anniversary parties, or an elegant birthday. And the best part? It's surprisingly easy.

Make a statement with a classic and elegant pearl monogram.
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Things You'll Need

  • Pearl berry floral spray
  • Liquid gold leaf
  • Paintbrush
  • 16-gauge craft wire
  • Medium sized pearl beads (check to see if the hole will fit on the wire!)
  • Clear string or fishing twine
  • Needle nose pliers and wire cutters
  • Tape or ribbon (optional)
  • Plastic wrap
Step 1

In a well-ventilated area, sporadically paint some of the pearls on the floral spray with liquid gold leaf. Let dry completely.

Add gold leaf to pearls.
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Step 2

Thread pearl beads onto wire. The amount of pearls needed will depend on the size of the letter you are making.

String pearl beads onto wire.
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Step 3

Bend the beaded wire into the shape of your monogram letter. If you need to, print out your letter in the size you'd like and use it as a pattern.

Shape into a monogram.
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Step 4

Clip the wire about 1 inch from each end of the letter.

Clip the wire.
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Step 5

Grasp the end of the wire with needle nose pliers and twist your hand to curl the wire ends into a pretty spiral.

Curl the wire ends.
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Step 6

Shape the floral spray into a circle and attach the ends with fishing twine or wire (leave the stem out of the circle). If you use wire, paint the wire to match the wreath, or cover it with tape or ribbon.

Shape into a wreath.
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Step 7

Use clear string to hang the monogram letter in the center of the wreath. Tie it in three to four places (top and bottom) to secure placement.

Hang the monogram letter.
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Step 8

Trim the stem of the wreath to about 4 or 5 inches and cover tightly with plastic wrap.

Trim the end and wrap in plastic.
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Step 9

Gently press the stem of the cake topper into the center of the cake until the stem is no longer visible.

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Tips & Warnings

  • If you're looking for a more colorful look, try it with a bright, floral spray and sparkling beads.
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