Birthday Cake Flags

Posted by on May 23, 2018
Birthday Cake Flags

Whether it’s your first or your 70th, birthdays are always more fun when cake is involved. Of course, not everyone has time to bake and decorate the perfect cake so I’ve come up with a super easy way to customize any basic cake you can find at your local grocery store. With just a few steps, these birthday cake mini flags will make that boring cake look fabulous!

I designed these cute birthday cake flags to fit perfectly on these labels from Just print off a sheet or two from the free file found below. Each sheet has enough letters and numbers to wish the special person “Happy Birthday” with the option of adding the specific birthday year they’re celebrating.

Download the free Birthday Cake Flags here!

Assembling the flags is really easy! Just wrap each label in half around a piece of twine. Continue adding labels until your little banner is complete.

Once all the labels have been added to the twine, grab a pair of scissors and carefully clip the bottom of the flags to make them pennant shaped.

With the flags in place on their twine, tie the ends to two dowel rods. Depending on the size of your cake, you may need to create two layers of the flags (like in the pictures below).

When your birthday cake flags are assembled, all you have to do now is press the dowel rods into the cake and enjoy! I had to trim my dowel rods down a bit so that they wouldn’t be so high off the cake but it’s really just a matter of preference. Just make sure that the rods are down deep enough in the cake to be fully secure. Wouldn’t want the flags to fall down in the middle of the party!

You can see how I needed to place two rows of wording to fit the entire sentiment on one small rectangular cake. Had my cake been a larger sheet cake I could have easily placed all the banners on one row. I actually love the way the two rows looks on my cake though!

Hope you find these birthday cake flags helpful for your next birthday celebration!

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