I thought a cake related post would be fitting today since it’s my birthday! To…celebrate (?), I’m taking a 14 hour train ride from Rishikesh to Varanasi. I’ll be in Varanasi tonight and because it’s a holy city, there will be no alcohol to be found anywhere. Needless to say, there won’t be much partying. Let’s be serious though, I tend to be kind of lame-o when it comes to partying anyway. I’d much rather have a bunch of friends over for dinner than go out and get cray cray (is that what the kids are saying these days?).
I’m Couchsurfing in Varanasi so hopefully we’ll find a fun alternative to make the day special. Who am I to complain anyway? I’m in India!
To decorate Pat’s rustic birthday cake, I made this fun and easy gold heart cake topper. It was so easy I almost don’t need to include directions, but here goes:
Gold Heart Cake Topper DIY
1. Punch out 8 to 10 hearts from your gold foil.
2. Cut out about 10 inches of twine. Fold twine in half and make a mark to signify where the middle is. Place a drop of glue on the back of one heart, place that mark on the twine on that spot and cover with another gold heart.
3. Glue the remaining hearts on your twine. Because the glue doesn’t dry very quickly, you will have plenty of time to slide the hearts to make them spaced equally.
4. Tie the twine onto your wooden skewers. I chose to leave a little extra twine hanging off the side.
5. Pop the skewers into your cake and voila! That’s it!