Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rainbow Tutu instructions

On my family blog I posted this cake tutu tutorial.  I decided to share it here, also.

I had looked at all the instructions from various websites for how to make one, but I didn't want to have to use hot glue.  I had already bought my tulle off a bolt from Hobby Lobby when it was on sale, so I needed to find something to attach it to and a good way to attach it.  Then I saw the perfect thing.  A styrofoam disc.  I picked a 12 inch disc as it was the same size as the cake board I was using.

I got this one at Hobby Lobby.  I cut my tulle into strips slightly longer in length than I needed.  I cut across the width of the bolt, giving me a strip 45 inches long and about 9 inches wide.  I then cut the length in half so  they were only about 22 inches long (sorry I don't have pictures of this).  I counted the number of tulle strips I had (I cut four of each color) and then divided the circle evenly.  I marked it with a permanent marker so each strip of tulle would be even.

See those little dots?  That was the width I had to fit the strip of tulle into (the 22 inch length).  To hold the tulle on to the foam, I used simple U pins.  I got these at Walmart and they were called upholstery pins.  I used roughly three pins per section of tulle.

I was left with a row of pins showing.

Yes, that is frosting on the tulle.  I took these pictures as I was deconstructing the skirt.  I knew I needed to hide this row of pins, so I wrapped a white ribbon around it, using the pins to secure it down.  I tied a bow and used a pin through the not to hide the ends of the ribbons.

I trimmed the top edge of the tulle to be just long enough to hide my cake board, and cut the lower edge to be even all the way around.  Because the cake ended up being so heavy, I just let the skirt stick straight out.

Although I ended up tossing the tulle and ribbon because it was covered in icing, I saved my foam disc and pins.  I might be able to use this again.

To see the post this cake was featured in, visit over at One to Crazy.

Please check out my Link Parties page to see the blogs where I may have showcased this post.  Thank you to the bloggers who host such wonderful parties. 


  1. This is such a cute idea! If I ever have a girl I will so totally steal this idea. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you and feel free! That is why I posted the instructions.

  2. That is so flipping cute! What an easy way to dress up a cake display! Love how it turned out!


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