Easy-to-Make Cupcake Toppers

Add flair to the simple cupcake with a personalized topper.

Cupcake Toppers

How do you turn an already gorgeous cupcake into a true work of art?  Add a cupcake topper!  This “cupcake garden” is easy to make and will be the talk of your next party!

The materials list provided below is really just to help get you started.  Experiment with different size punches that you may already have in your stash, and audition different embellishments for the centers.  All of these supplies can be found in the scrapbooking section of your local craft store.  If you are an experienced crafter, you may already have everything you need!  If you are just beginning, these are great tools to start with.  You’ll find you can use these basic shapes in many, many projects!


  • Assorted scrapbooking papers
  • Assorted paper punches

Suggested sizes:

  • 2 ½” scallop
  • 2” circle
  • Paper flowers
  • Center embellishments


  • 2” metal circle frames
  • Paper-covered brads
  • Letter stickers
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Glue


  1. Punch 2 scallops and glue them, back-to-back, to the top of the lollipop stick.
  1. Embellish center.
    1. Simply glue flower to the center of the scallop shape.  If you’d like, you can also attach a paper-covered brad.
    2. Punch a 2” circle.  Insert this circle into a metal frame.  Glue to the scallops.  Glue paper-covered brad to the center of the circle.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nikki McGonigal is a wife, mom, and die-hard crafter. She loves sharing her crafty skills with others, and believes that anyone can “go handmade!” Give her ideas a try, and feel free to ask questions along the way. Fore more projects, ideas, and tutorials, visit her blog, www.NikkiInStitches.Wordpress.com. You can reach her at nikkiinstitches@gmail.com.

Kate Sanner February 18, 2011 at 02:13 PM
I never thought of cupcakes as elegant - but these are! What a wonderful dessert idea for a springtime luncheon! Keep the great ideas coming, Nikki!


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