Make Cake Flags

4 Oct

Yesterday I had a little time on my hands and was feeling crafty, so I decided to take a crack at making some cake decorations for the wedding.  I saw this picture on Once Wed a few months ago and immediately knew I wanted to something like it for our celebration:

We’re going to have all kinds of different flavored cakes in various sizes with different styles of white frosting, and I wanted to make some little flags to go on top like the ones in these pictures.  Mine aren’t quite as ethereal as the pictured cakes, but I’m pleased with them.

Make Cake Flags


  • white or cream felt
  • vintage lace (or new lace)
  • fusible webbing (this is a clear sheet that bonds fabric together when ironed. you can find it at any craft or fabric store)
  • 10 inch wooden skewers
  • needle and thread

Step One: Layer fusible webbing on top of felt and vintage lace on top of that (each should be roughly the same size).  Iron the fabric “sandwich” until bonded.

Step Two: Trim excess fabric and cut into approximately 6 x 1 inch strips.

Step Three: Fold a strip horizontally and cut out a flag shape.

Step Four: Place a skewer between the fold in the flap and sew around the edges and skewer to secure it to the stick.

That’s it!  Repeat to create as many flags as you please!  You can vary the shape and size, of course.

To get somewhat of an idea about what these would look like on the cake, I trimmed the skewers to various sizes and inserted them in a pot pie we had in the fridge (don’t worry, I replaced the skewers afterwards).

You can create different variations on this theme, like the little bunting banner I made using the same technique:



One Response to “Make Cake Flags”

  1. Emma December 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    These are lovely – the lace looks superb!

    I like the way you shaped them to look ‘wind swept’ – very neat!

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