Easy Cupcake Toppers
If there’s one thing I love, it’s throwing a good party. However, baking cupcakes isn’t exactly my thing. In fact, the last time I tried to bake cupcakes, they overflowed out of their wrappers and into one big mess (it’s okay though, I managed to salvage them and turn the whole thing into these cake pop bars). I almost always end up running to the store at the last minute and grabbing some store bought cupcakes, and as cute as they are on their own, I like to tie them into the party decor and colors. How do I do that when I’m running to the store 10 minutes before the party starts? With simple and easy ideas like these…
1. Mini Bottles:
If you run to the store for cupcakes at the last minute, chances are you don’t have time for elaborate toppers. Thankfully, these adorable little glass jars from the dollar store look perfect on a cupcake.
Just use a funnel to fill the jars with colorful sprinkles, and sit them on top of the icing.
What kid wouldn’t love having their own jar of sprinkles to pour on top of their cupcake?!
2. Pom Poms: Stick a toothpick into a sparkly pom pom and poke it into a cupcake for a fun topper. Wouldn’t these shimmering cupcake toppers be perfect for a rainbow party? You can buy pom poms at the dollar store, or buy any shade or style of pom poms (like these tinsel ones) at the craft store.
3. Scrapbook Embellishments: For Easter, I shared these adorable mini cake stacks over at Craftaholics Anonymous, where I topped the cake stacks with little paper flowers that I found in the Michaels dollar section. These rhinestone flowers are also from the dollar section, and are perfect when placed on top of an iced cupcake.
4. Foam Alphabet Stickers: I’ve seen many types of scrapbooking stickers at the dollar store, so you may luck out and find the perfect ones there, but these glittered, gold ones are Thickers by American Crafts, which can be found at almost all craft stores. The foam ones are thick and sturdy enough to adhere to the toothpick without flopping over. Use the initial or age of the guest of honor, or use them as place markers at a dinner party!
5. Washi Tape: These flag banner cupcake toppers only took a second to create. Wrap washi tape around a toothpick, and cut a notch out of the end. Easy peasy, right? With all of the styles and colors of washi tape available, you should have no problem finding a pattern to perfectly match your party!
And there you have it, five simple, easy, and budget friendly ways to dress up those store bought (or even homemade) cupcakes! These easy inexpensive cupcake toppers are such an easy trick to personalize your party. What’s your favorite trick for personalizing a party? Show me a photo over on instagram, where you can check out some of the past parties I’ve thrown, including a sneak peek of our recent pineapple party (which I will showcase here on the blog soon!)