Friday, October 18, 2013

Leaf Cake Toppers

... all of the teeniest leaves, pressed them under a stack of cookbooks and ... forgot about them. Yesterday, as I was tidying up the counter place in my kitchen for a party, I moved those misplaced cookbooks and out fluttered the most beautifully pressed, colorful, leaves. I understood instantly that I now had the perfect cake toppers. By pressing and drying the leaves for 5 days, their stems were as straight as pins and their shapes were perfectly preserved. Click on read more to check out the results yourself! Do you wan to make these, too? This is how I made them:

"National Leaf Week, perhaps?" I can not resist the natural beauty of their leaf charms and added these tiny, floating, Leaf Cupcake Toppers to our party goods, yesterday. I'm head over heels with the results.

Last weekend, we gathered lots and lots of colorful leaves for wreath making (here | here). I set aside ...

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- Tiny, presses leaves with long, straight stems

- Something to press leaves with: Leaf press or stack of books

- Cupcakes or Cake

- Gather tiny leaves with long stems.

- Rinse, if desired.

- Dry.

- Press.

- Once dried and pressed, simply insert the stems into the cupcakes for naturally exquisite cake toppers.

Place on a serving tray and dazzle.

I loved having a mixture of colors and shapes and the way these big leaves seem to float about the cupcake. I'd love to see what you do with this, too.

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  1. A very pretty cupcake topper, Gina! I would love to use this pressed leaf as bookmark but I am wondering if it is strong enough.

    1. Onel, It's so nice to hear from you! It really depends on the leaf. Most of our northern variety are just too fragile but,too my surprise, worked great for this purpose. (cake decoration.) I actually DO have a leaf the I love as a bookmark --- I always bring Eucalyptus leaves back from our visits to Southern France . These leaves keep forever, are sturdy and have such a beautiful scent -- they transport me back to an exact location (Porquerolles) every time! Oh, I get so excited to think of the leaves you might have in your area of the world! Do you have one you think might work, too?

  2. Just glorious! why do I always check on your blog when I'm feeling hungry : )
    Loving your Autumn crafts!

    1. Oh, I love that word! Thank you! ... and really, nature did the work! Thank you so much for stopping by... and, I hope you find time to eat! :-)

  3. Lovely, Gina! The leafs are so beautiful this time of year and you've managed to make so many wonderful thing with them! The toppers are now pinned on my board and I'm sure we'll give this craft a try soon.


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