Cupcake Toppers

For my niece’s first birthday, my sister is ordering three dozen fancy cupcakes so that means cupcake toppers.




  • 2 sheets of colored 8.5×11 cardstock
  • 2 sheets of circle printouts
  • 24 lollipop sticks


  • Circle cutter
  • Scrapbooking scissors
  • Adhesive tape or glue
  • Hot glue gun

Start by creating the cupcake topper designs in Microsoft Visio/Word or whatever application you prefer. My circles have a diameter of about 1 4/5 inches but I recommend making them smaller—less than 1 ½ inches.

Print out two color copies of your design and cut out each circle using a circle cutter. Tape or glue each circle to the colored cardstock. Using scrapbooking scissors, cut around each design in a circle. This step will be easier if you have a punch like this:

If you want to invest in one, check for 40% off coupons in the weekly ads from your local craft stores. I didn’t think I would use the punch again so I went with scrapbooking scissors I already owned.

Heat the hot glue gun and attach the back of each topper to a lollipop stick. Let cool.

Here are the finished cupcake toppers (I thought it looked better with fewer toppers than cupcakes):

This is an easy project that you can modify to your tastes (e.g. using different shapes, placing the stick between the design and cardstock, making smaller toppers on toothpicks). Enjoy!

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1 Response to Cupcake Toppers

  1. all your projects make me want to have another wedding! But then I read the steps and I know how much work you’ve put into them and realize I don’t want to have another wedding. haha.

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