How to Make Cupcake Toppers: The Easy Way!

There are so many different ways to decorate for a party... but cupcake toppers have quickly become one of the most popular. It's a fun way to snaz things up a little.. put a little extra f-u-n in your party!

Or, use them in gifts, like these burp cloth cupcakes. Perfect as a baby shower gift, or table centerpiece for a shower.

Whatever the occasion, there are countless places to purchase digital cupcake topper designs or even pre-made cupcake toppers.

Maybe some of you haven't yet experimented with these fun guys. Well, if it's because it seems like a lot of work to put them together you can rest assured that it doesn't have to be.

Here's a super simple way to put together your cupcake toppers.

Start by either purchasing or designing your toppers. I have some available in my shop or even some free printables you can download.

My designs are created for 2" punches. This time I used a 2" flourish punch by eksuccess. See how I turned the punch over? This let's me center the circle center of the topper on my punched shape. I know exactly how it's going to look when punched out.

Here's the finished punch. Just continue for the rest of the toppers that you would like to make. You may need to trim your printed paper so that your punch can reach all the way to center the circle.

Now for your other supplies. You will need a package of lollipop sticks. You can find these at any craft store where cake decorating products are sold. I have also been able to find them at Wal-Mart from time to time.

Second, you will need a package of 1" round labels. You can buy these at office supply stores and maybe even Wal-Mart {depends on each store}.

Simply stick the label onto the end of your lollipop stick like this. Press it firmly onto the top surface of the stick.

Then find the center of your topper and press the stick and the label firmly to the back.

Here's how it looks from the front. No need to bother with foam squares, glue dots, hot glue, tape, or even a back to your topper. Using the label gives it a clean finished, polished look.

Here are the finished 3 toppers that I used. The labels are made to stay put, so you won't have to worry about your cupcake toppers.... they will stay put too!

So, now that you know the easy peasy lemon squeezy way to put these cute little guys together, go ahead and start using them!

Have you ever used cupcake toppers before!? If so, what occasion did you use them for??


  1. love this idea thank u for sharing ! gorgeous work

  2. Thank you for sharing. Great job. ;-)

  3. WOW. I have been using hot glue and this is a mind blower! Thank you!

  4. Thanks so much!!!

  5. Does the stick attach to the label good without coming off?

    1. Yes. I have never had a problem with it coming off. Just make sure you buy good quality labels. :)

  6. what kind of paper do you print it on?

  7. I have printed on both regular card stock as well as photo paper. The photo paper gives a much crisper image, but isn't as sturdy as the card stock.


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