Interesting Idea: How to have a Marquee light as topper on cake!
When I told Jess – our in house DIY guru – that I wanted a cake topper that lit up like a state fair marquee for Audrey’s Birthday, I expected her to tell me that I was nuts. Because why would you want a cord coming off your cake? But then I sent her a link to the cordless, battery operated, miniature LED lights and boom. An idea was born.
1/2” drill bit
Mini LED lights
4” wooden skewers
Mark spots for the lights along the foam letter at evenly spaced intervals. Trace the outline of the lights at each spot to make sure each spot is centered and even.
Drill out each hole in the foam letter.
Spraypaint the letter gold and let dry ½ hour.
Insert an LED light into each hole. We found the lights to be more blue-toned and bright than we were looking for, so we painted each bulb gold to soften the glow and capture the state fair vibe. Then, turn on each light. They stay lit about 8 hours (or so the package says) so we waited until an hour before the party. They are a bit hard to twist so you could consider turning them on before inserting them into the foam letter.
Insert 2 wooden skewers at the bottom of the letter and insert the other end of the skewers into the cake.
Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Design & Styling: SMP Living