How to Make Your Own Wire Cake Topper

by Cooper Veeris

Items you will need

  • 1 roll of 18-20 gauge silver wire
  • Wire cutter
  • Tiny crystals or beads with holes
  • Pliers

Your wedding cake topper is an essential detail of your wedding decor. Since the cake is one of the final parts of your wedding, it will leave a lasting impression on your guests. You can also save and treasure toppers as wedding keepsakes. In years to come, you can remember not only how good your cake tasted, but how beautiful it looked. With a few wires and crystals, you can make your own elegant wire topper for your wedding cake.

Step 1

Cut several pieces of wire, each piece about 1 foot long. The wires may need to be slightly longer or shorter, depending on the size of your cake. Experiment with different lengths.

Step 2

Place one wire through the hole of a crystal. Slip enough crystals on to cover 1 inch of the wire.

Step 3

Push the crystals to near the end of the wire. Use the pliers to bend the end of the wire to the longer end.

Step 4

Wrap the short end of the wire around the longer end and cut off any excess wire.

Step 5

Wrap the wire around a circular object to give it a spiral, bouncy look. For a wide spiral, use a glass. For a tight spiral, use a pencil.

Step 6

Repeat previous steps, making 10 to 15 wires. Gather the bottoms of the wires and twist them together. It should look like a bouquet of wired crystals.

Step 7

Spread out wires to create a crystal tree topper for your wedding cake.

Tips

  • Keep hygiene in mind. Place the stem of the wires in a plastic posy pick before putting it in the cake so the wires don't touch the cake.

Photo Credits

  • Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images

About the Author

Cooper Veeris holds a bachelor's degree in English from Fordham University and lives in New York City. In addition to contributing regularly to various websites as a writer, she has experience teaching different populations and age groups including early childhood, junior high and high school students, and adults living with mental illnesses.