DIY Cupcake Toppers

Nothing says “I’m a failure as a mother and a human being” like some supermarket desserts. HA! Just kidding. Homemade-organic or on sale at Target, give your treats the handmade touch with these super cute dessert toppers that you can whip up in about 5 minutes, with stuff you probably have at home.


Get the Dessert Topper DIY after the jump


Here are the supplies that I used, but any round stickers, punches, stamps, fancy paper scraps will do.
All you really need is toothpicks and some double-stick tape (or glue.)

And here are a few photos of the process. As you can see, you just stick a toothpick between two circles (or any shape.) If they are not adhesive, use some double stick tape or even glue. Then get creative… add more stickers and punched shapes. Fun!

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11 Comments

Amy H.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! What a genius idea to use a deck of cards?! With the new Alice in Wonderland movie coming out, I can see a whole party theme laid out with those toppers!

You guys rock, as always!
Amy

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Jaime

you left out "wife"..failure as a wife, mother and human being. thank you for this post i laughed out loud this morning when i read it. and these cupcake toppers are so cute. i want more craft punches now!

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Jacinda

I love my old school label maker. They still sell them everywhere and they are only like $10! Now I just need to find the Faux Bois tape for it. Does anyone remember that?

Yes, Jaime, I thought it was just assumed that I was a failure as a wife, so I didn't bother adding it. But thanks for the brilliant quote, as always. You light up my life.

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Sewing-Chick

Fantastic! I have a question for you– I actually made some cupcake flags a few weeks ago for my son's upcoming first birthday. I did what you did- used toothpicks, and then I glued little flags I cut out from the blue designed security envelopes that come in junk mail đŸ™‚ My question is- how far do you stick the toothpick down in? I'm worried that it's not even going to get through all the icing to the cake. Will it stand up if I just poke it down into the icing, or must it go into the cake? Thanks!

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Jacinda

Well, if it's shortening buttercream frosting, as this was (grocery store variety,) it will be fine stuck in the icing. If it's delicious butter-based buttercream, or whipped cream, you will probably need to be into the cake. Keep in mind that these were mini. Your toppers sound adorable. Send us some party pictures!

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