How To Make: DIY Cupcake Toppers

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How To Make: DIY Cupcake Toppers


Below provides some basic steps on how to make your own DIY cupcake toppers for a party, event or special occasions. Please use caution when doing any DIY project to prevent injury or accidents. This is a general guide and it is up to the project maker and/or instructor to exercise safety measures when assembling or using any materials for the creation of projects. Thank you!


Suggested Materials:

Some materials below might or might not be needed. Choice of using the material ideas below depends on how you prefer to create the finished project. For example, some crafters find they prefer using toothpicks while others use lollipop sticks. We recommended double checking any adhesive that you might use for creating the project is food safe.

  • Glue Sticks (Non-toxic and food safe)
  • Hot Glue w/ Hot Glue Gun (non-toxic & food safe)
  • Glue Dot Runner or Tape Runner (non-toxic & food safe)
  • Toothpicks ... or ... bamboo sticks ... or ... Lollipop Sticks

Basic Instructions With Pictures:

1) Carefully glue together any two-piece layered shapes with non-toxic glue sticks or a non-toxic adhesive runner. If using glue sticks, there is a higher chance of getting glue onto fingers or surrounding surfaces. Make sure to clean off any adhesive that might get on you or surfaces and use protective style coverings if needed.


2) Carefully using non-toxic hot glue or additional food safe non-toxic adhesive, glue the toothpicks, bamboo sticks or lollipop sticks onto the back side of shapes and let dry. Do NOT touch glue when hot to help prevent injury. Depending on which stick height you use will determine how high up the topper can sit when placing them into the cupcake.


3) After the hot glue has dried and when ready, take the stick assembled shapes and place into the cupcake.

Additional DIY topper designs that include only the cardstock shapes can be located in our DIY Projects section of the shop. Our DIY topper kits currently do not include toothpicks, bamboo sticks or lollipop stickes. This is so that customers can create the topper using sticks that best fits there needs or cupcake.