Try This: Laser Cutting Cake Toppers

Devon Posey is a graphic designer at Epilog Laser. With a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Harding University in Arkansas, Posey has been working in the graphic design field since graduation, and some of her top skills include web design, corporate branding, packaging design, photography, and creating eblasts. Posey focuses on web and print design, sample creations, and developing laserable ideas to help enable customer access.

Whether it's for a wedding, baby shower, or other special event, laser cutting cake toppers (and cupcake toppers!) is a fun and profitable application for your laser equipment. These festive party favors can be made of a variety of materials, with the most popular being wood and acrylic. Access the design files and read on to learn the laser parameters and other steps for laser cutting cake toppers.

Materials needed:

  • Wood sheets
  • Spray paint
  • Laser system

We used a Helix 60W:

Vector: Speed 25%; Power 100%; 500F

Step One: Prepare Artwork

Download the graphics from the link above and import it into your graphics software. Make adjustments as necessary.

Step Two: Send to the Laser

Send the job to the laser with the correct parameters for your machine wattage.

Step Three: Decoration

Paint or stain wooden cake toppers however you'd like. If you'd prefer a more natural look, you can skip this step. If you're using colored or textured acrylic, there is no need for painting/staining. Once you've decorated the toppers to your liking, you're all set. Just add them to your cakes and cupcakes and let the party begin!

Where can you sell laser cut cake toppers?

  • In bakeries
  • To wedding/event planners
  • As custom birthday or anniversary favors
  • In specialty gift shops