Today’s simple cake idea is all about hearts! I know that a lot of you were wondering how to make Max + Margaux’s simple cake topper that Ashley created for their wedding back in May so today Ashley is going to tell you how…

I love a simple white cake with something sweet and charming like a heart on top. We made a simple fabric banner that you can hang on the front of the cake table or maybe even on a tree somewhere. All you need is a to cut a heart shape out of fabric and then hand-stitch it onto a piece of fabric. Then you can glue a dowel and then a string to the top.

Here are the steps on how make the fabric heart cake topper:

1. cut 2 exact hearts out of fabric

2. take a needle and thread and hand-stitch around the edge of the 2 heart pieces

3. stop stitching before you get back around to the end, and fill the heart with stuffing until it’s the desired puffiness you want

4. after stuffing, continue to stitch the heart shut completely and then tie off

5. you can then put it on a wooden dowel to stick in the cake (we made a little something extra with paper fringe)

Styling by Ashley Meaders of The Flashdance

Photography by Meagan Gibson

Special thanks for Lauren + Shannon for the cake baking and icing making!


Comments (11)

Marija | Reply

I wish I had this cake for my aqua-red wedding last year :)

It’s really beautiful and creatively decorated.

Great job!

Hannah | Reply

This is a beautiful cake!
I hoping to make a similar looking cake for my sister-in-law’s wedding this month. I would love to know the recipe for the cake icing.

Nina | Reply

I fell in love the minute I saw this cake on Max Wanger’s site!
I’m having a picnic wedding next weekend and I’m thinking of making one similar!

elizabeth | Reply

where is the cake stand from?

Rock Paper Scissors Events | Reply

That is sooooooo cute! And easy! Love it.

xoxo, Ara

Dynamite Weddings | Reply

mmmm So clean, cute, and yummy looking!

April | Reply

I love this! I did a floral version of the Max + Margaux one for my wedding recently after seeing the idea on oncwed:


Shame I didn’t have this tutorial before!

Aileen@LoveandLavender | Reply

I LOOOOVE this cake topper. And it’s so simple!

Kristina - West Hartford CT DJ | Reply

Wow! Cute wedding cake topper. I so like it! Thumbs up for sharing this post to us and also, this is a great idea.

Kristina - DJs-In-CT | Reply

I so love the wedding cake topper. It’s really cute and romantic. Also, the homemade wedding cake is really mouth watering. It’s simplicity makes it more unique and beautiful.

Angel - The Wedding Cake Blog | Reply

Cute cake, I like the stucco texture applied to the sides. Cute heart topper too.

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