Bat Cake Toppers


I can’t believe we are at the end of October already!  After this fun post, our Uncommon Events series will return after the new year begins.  Let’s face it… everyday is a party from now until 2012!  We have saved one of our all-time favorite Halloween party decorations… bat cake toppers!  They are perfect for that last minute treat!
bat ct supplies
Trace one bat onto the black paper for each cake topper.  I used a wooden cut-out from Michaels for my template.


Cut out the bats.


Hot glue the florist wire to the back of the bat.
I washed mine, patted it dry, and colored it black with a non-toxic marker, but you could leave it white or silver.
Now place them in your cake at different heights.  You may need to clip your wire to make it shorter.  That’s it!  I was so excited to use my new cake stand!  Isn’t it so adorable? 
 Bonnie and Trish
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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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