Monday, December 6, 2010

How to Make Cupcake Toppers for a Birthday Party

Birthday Cupcake Toppers
Will you be hosting a birthday party soon and want to make your own cupcake toppers? You've come to the right place! (If not, you can start thinking about how good one of those chocolate cupcakes would taste. They are two-biters, but it only takes me one big bite.) Now grab your paper scraps and let's get started...


  • Square punches or paper trimmer
  • Cupcake punch
  • Glue Dots®: Micro, Craft
  • Paper scraps (brown, white, assorted colors)
  • Edge distresser (optional)
  • Ink (optional)
  • Small beads
  • Toothpick
  • String
Instructions are for 12 cupcake toppers.

1. Make 12 1 1/8" brown squares (distress edges), 12 1 3/8" assorted color squares and 12 1 3/8" white squares (distress and ink edges).

2. Place one Craft Glue Dot® in the middle of each assorted color square and attach the toothpicks. Adhere another Craft Glue Dot® in the middle of the white squares and place on top of the assorted color squares. Mat the brown squares to the glued squares with additional Craft Glue Dots®.

3. Punch 12 assorted color paper cupcakes and adhere to the squares using Micro Glue Dots®.

4. Add small beads to the top of the paper cupcakes with Micro Glue Dots®.

5. Tie a bow around each toothpick with string.

Insert the toothpicks into cupcakes and sing "Happy Birthday!" (to my mother-in-law...her birthday is today!!)

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Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

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  1. Oh, Danielle, these toppers make the cupcakes look even yummier!! 'So cute!!

  2. Love this! Cupcake toppers are so cute - and your cupcakes look so yummy! Now I'm craving cupcakes! LOL

  3. Renee & Jade - Thank you! The cupcakes were yummy and I probably had more than I should have, but like I said...they were yummy and it only takes me one bite, LOL!

    AND Congrats to the both of you (Renee-ScrapTiffany, Jade-MemoryWorks)! 2011 will be an exciting year!!

  4. I am so glad that the cupcakes were yummy, Danielle.

    Oh, thanks so much for the congrats!! Yes, this is definitely going to be an exciting year.

    Congrats, again, to you! Your news is awesome!!