Hey guys! It’s Lindsay from seeLINDSAY back again, and I’m going to show you how to turn a shape from Silhouette Studio® into your very own cupcake topper printed with the Silhouette Alta®.
These homemade Unicorn cupcake picks were the perfect addition to my Unicorn party. I used the white filament, but you can easily use any color that you want. Silhouette has the prettiest pink filament, and I can’t wait to show you what I made with that color!
- Silhouette Alta®
- Silhouette 3D™
- Alta Platform
- Alta Platform Tape
- Alta Filament – White
- Holographic Paint
- Design ID #233755
Step One: Preparing the Design
1. Start by opening Silhouette Studio® and adding a square shape that measures 1/4 inches wide and 2 inches high. Select the edit points, and on one end, create a point. Insert your unicorn shape onto your design spaces and size to be 2 inches high.
2. Move the pick shape to the unicorn shape and weld it to the base. Duplicate this shape, and then in the edit points of one shape, remove the inside edit points so just the outline and the shape are left. Center the two remaining shapes, center them, and weld them together. Save this shape to your Silhouette Library.
Step Two: Making Your 3D Print
1. Open your Unicorn shape, and place it on the platform. Select the extrusion setting, and your unicorn cupcake pick will be ready to go.
2. The sizing does not carry over from Silhouette Studio® to your Alta software, so you have to resize it how you want. I set the size of the finished unicorn to be around 3.5 inches high. I wanted to print two at the same time, so I copied the topper, arranged the two toppers on the print bed space, and grouped them together. Remember that if you don’t group them together at this stage, the designs will be printed separately.
3. Go to the 3D Print tab, select your print settings, and print your designs.
4. I decided to take it a step further and add this Martha Stewart holographic paint to it. I tried painting a thin layer, but the colors weren’t as bright as I had hoped they would be, so I just globbed some paint in the divots of the unicorn cupcake topper.
5. Allow the paint to dry overnight, and then you’re ready! I love using ready-to-go cupcakes available at my local grocery store. They are also more than willing to create custom ones for you so you can decide your sprinkles and decorations. That’s definitely a money saver.