We All Scream for Ice Cream Cake Topper

Use the Knife Blade for This We All Scream For Ice Cream Cake Topper

May 17th, 2018 • Contributor: Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe

Hey, Cricut friends! Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe here to chat about the new Cricut Knife Blade! This amazing new tool is a game changer for crafters like me who love to cut thick materials like chipboard, matboard, foam, basswood and balsa wood.

We All Scream for Ice Cream Topper

I make a lot of party decor with my Cricut Maker, like cake toppers, banners, treat bags, favor tags and more. The new Knife Blade is perfect for durable crafts like these that you want to use again and again. Did you see my 4th of July cake topper?

July 4th Cake Topper
For my We All Scream For Ice Cream cake topper, I used chipboard and painted it. For this patriotic cake topper, I used Cricut printable vinyl, then adhered it to chipboard. I love how the patriotic cake topper is sturdy and has all the design of print then cut! Join me for the complete 4th of July cake topper tutorial!

Ice Cream Cake Topper Supplies

To make this cake topper you'll need:

Ice Cream Cake Topper Tutorial

  • Step 1 - Design Space - Open the project linked above and size the design. My cake is an 8" round, double layer, so I made my cake topper 7" wide.
  • Step 2 - Prep Mat - Knife Blade projects require a strong grip mat (purple). And they require you to tape down the edges of the material you're cutting.
  • Step 3 - Start Cut - Move the Maker star wheels (those little wheels that grab the mat) to the right. Connect your computer to your Cricut Maker machine and start the cut. (Note: Knife Blade projects cannot be managed from your mobile device due to the length of time they can take.) This project could take up to 20 passes and 2 hours to complete depending on how new your blade is. You can check around pass 16, and if the blade is fairly new your cut might be done.
July 4th Cake Topper
  • Step 4 - Stay Near - I recommend staying near the project while it's cutting. When I see an edge in tight spots that wants to pop up, I pause my cut and trim away the excess with small scissors or pull it out with a weeding tool.
  • Step 5 - Paint - I like to spray paint cake toppers. I use several light passes (in a well-ventilated area) and then end with a glitter spray so they sparkle.
  • Step 6 - Attach Dowels - Using a hot glue gun, attach two food-safe dowels to the backside of the cake topper.
July 4th Cake Topper

It's that easy to make a cake topper with the Cricut Knife Blade!

July 4th Cake Topper

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2 thoughts on “Use the Knife Blade for This We All Scream For Ice Cream Cake Topper

  1. Thank you for this post! I would have freaked out if something I did took two hours to cut. Know I know not to be. I am fairly new to the cricut maker (but not to crafting) and am using it to make a lot of things for my daughter’s wedding. Have you ever tried an initial (“R”) cake topper surrounded by a flower wreath? Do you think it is too intricate for the knife blade? Would I be better off using the deep cut blade and using a thinner material, making two or three and gluing them together?
    Thanks!

    • You could possibly make an R. We recommend cutting no smaller than 3/4″ with Knife Blade, so as long as it’s bigger than that on the inside of your R, it should work.

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