Happy Tuesday! Let’s talk tags.
One of the most popular accessories for cake pops has got to be customized tags.
Tags are little love notes that can be added to the sticks or tied on with ribbon. They’re usually around 2-inches or so and can turn a simple cake pop into the perfect favor. Here are a few we’ve done…
I’d love to share with you how I make tags and offer a few freebies as well. If you’d like us to create a printable just for you, we offer them on our web-site for $5- per file. Click here.
OK, so the most important elements are color/theme, message, names, and the event date.
Step 1: I find a font that fits the theme. If I don’t have a font in my library already I’ll search www.fontsquirrel.com or similar free font site. Some of my fav’s lately are Alex Brush and Museo. When in doubt, stick with Adobe Caslon Pro!
Step 2: If I need a graphic, I head on over to a (paid) site called shutterstock.com. This site has wonderful graphics for everything from wedding images to baby shower pictures. There are also quite a few sites out there that offer free clip art, try openclipart.org
Step 3: I create the tags and set up the sheets using Adobe Illustrator (or Photoshop).
You can use Word too. Here’s a Word template for 2-inch tags: 2-inch-Template-Cake-Pop-Tags
Tip! When working with fonts try to keep it to one or two max. Keep it simple. Don’t go nuts with strokes and drop shadows (aka “word art”). The text is small and those design elements will make the message difficult to read.
Step 6: I then carefully (test one first!) hole punch the tags with a heavy duty hole punch. We cut a lot of tags so while a hand-held punch will certainly get the job done, this saves our hands from aching!
If my method seems a bit complicated, here are some simple shortcuts:
PAPER: opt for readily available cardstock sheets from Walmart or any office supply store (Staples, Office Max, etc.)
HOLE PUNCH: use any hand-held hole punch
CUTTER: I do not recommend scissors. Try (carefully!!) cutting single sheets on a self-healing cutting mat using an x-acto knife and 18-inch metal ruler as a guide.
Now for some FREEBIES!
Here are two fun tag sheets you can print and use… Here’s the PDF to print –> Tags