How to Make Cupcake Toppers

When I tell people that I made this:


they be like … Noooo!
Everyone thought I ordered the cupcakes from somewhere. But I didn’t. I made them myself. These are normal cupcakes topped with vanilla bean frosting using 1M tip. (You can’t really see it based on the photos but my swirls are uneven and some of the cupcakes collapsed in the middle!)
Then I made cupcake toppers from cardstock. It’s quite easy if you have the right tools. Here’s what you need:
Cardstock / colored paper / printed templates (or stickers)
Fiskars Scalloped Squeeze Punch, Extra Large
Fiskars Squeeze Punch, Large – Circle
Popsicle Sticks or Straws (I used straws)
Glue, Glue Stick, Stapler
First I designed my cutouts using 

  • I created a collage then added overlays and some text. 
  • Print on cardstock
  • Cut out the edges so that your puncher can reach the center of the circle. The circle is about 1.5 inches. (I like my Fiskars punch coz you can see where you are cutting. )
  • Then I took my 2 inch scalloped Fiskars punch and cut colored paper.
  • Staple / Glue all the pieces together and you’re done!

As you can see, my “circles” didn’t have the design I initially planned. Apparently my design was too big for the paper puncher so all that was left was the white background. :/  You may have to adjust your designs accordingly. 

Don’t forget to cut the straws in half otherwise you’ll have a very high cupcake topper! 🙂
Hope this helps!

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