Friday, November 13, 2009

Cupcake toppers

I have been making cupcake toppers. They are not only fun to make, but FUN TO USE! Stick these picks into pieces of cake, cupcakes, or brownies.


CRAFT TIP:  Use a craft punch or machine to cut out the two large scalloped shapes, also use cocktail toothpicks as they are longer the regular toothpicks.

  • cardstock, or heavy glitter paper
  • computer images, images from cards, decorative scrapbook paper, stickers,
  • craft glue (I like liquid)
  • cocktail toothpicks
  • two scalloped medallion craft punches; lrg. and med.
  1. Cut out two large scalloped medallions of glitter paper or heavy cardstock
  2. Cut out one medium scalloped medallion of printed images or decorative scrapbook paper, (for the center of your pick). 
  3. Insert a toothpick between the two lrg. medallions and glue medallions together.
  4. Glue med. medallion in the center of one lrg. medallion, or simply place a sticker in the middle. 
  5. Let dry, or
purchase from me.....gag, barf, gag!!!

Really.....have fun making your cupcake toppers and please share pictures! 

Check out the adorable baby scrubs on


Connie said...

You are so funny, sweetpea! Barf, gag, barf???? Nuuuuu, you are fine, sugar...

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Dear Ele, thank you for this tutorial and the photos. These cupcake toppers are just beautiful. I will certainly make some.
xoxo Birgit

Anonymous said...

Ah, Ele, I liked this post! I'm sorry you cannot find your hook up cord, but I am glad that you shared goodies from your Etsy shop (LOVE 'EM) and the DIY cupcake toppers are wonderful!

Have a great weekend!

Fleur de Bee said...

Well the bright side of things is that you could always SELL embellished barf bags! Just saying LOL!

Everything is so beautiful...just like you sweet Ele!


Ribbonwood Cottage said...

You are too cute. I personally don't mind when bloggers advertise or show their goodies from Etsy. I'm not people get offended?
Anyhoo...great tutorial!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love those adorable cupcake toppers, Ele!! If it sparkles, I'm soooo into it!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Caleen said...

Oh.. I love this.. You are so funny. I love the cupcake toppers.. so darling.. I think what you posted through your Etsy is perfect.. You are a busy gal.. Love everything you make.. Wish you could get me motivated :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You go girl! Advertise all you want! You have a fabulous blog and I'm going to follow you! Have a great weekend! Twyla

Natasha Burns said...

Ele, of course you can advertise on your blog!!! Won't barf, I promise! Thanks also for the cupcake topper instructions and tips :)

Kai said...

EEEEEKS! I'm GLAD you shared because I was OBVIOUSLY looking at the wrong thing when I went to check out the toppers you mentioned in your email. I WONDERED how those lil' flowers went on the cupcakes. DUH! I LOVE these, Ele! I can think of SO many ways to use them, too! (I don't make cupcakes but I WANT to make the toppers so I had to think creatively. LOL!) And NO ONE would gag, barf, or otherwise regurgitate over ANYTHING you do, sweet girl!

{oc cottage} said...

Hilarious!!!! I am forever looking for my cords too! I think they can walk by themselves...they never seem to be when I "think" I put them!!!

m ^..^

Unknown said...

Eke,,,you are just to cute! Love your sweet lil toppers to!!! I found Modge Podge and LOVE it to deather..been doing that with my victorian ornies! Watch out..I'm gonna find something else to use it on!

Been missing ya in PRH...come say Hi!!!


Libbie said...

Great idea! Everyone loves a DYI :) -Your work looks fantastic!

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, what a cute post. LOL Love your idea of cupcake pics. Just might make some or maybe buy some from you! LOL
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ele,

Good to advertise on your blog and get all your lovely things out there.
The cupcake toppers are lovely.

Happy weekend

Sammy Girl said...

Hi, Ele --
Love when you show your etsy stuff .... it's the commercial advertising that drives me crazy (yes, I know it's a short drive, but still ... !)
Hugs and happy hunting for the magic cord.
Betty :)
ps ... got my first blog award!!

chess said...

Those cupcake toppers are pretty unique. I want to try it with myself too and use it this coming Christmas. I hope you had a great day. God bless mate.

LADY JANE said...

Smile...This truly is a slice of heavven! Not sure how I got here (not gagging) but I love it! Oh...and your cord...right theree silly girl...under those WONDERFUL DIY projects...Great to meet you...I shall stop again...going to be a Grammy you a matter of fact...tomarrow! I have become a follower..and shall return...promise not a threat!

Lori said...

Ele, you are so cute...there is nothing wrong with a little advertising now and then...your etsy mini is adorable...and i love your cupcake toppers!!! hope you find your hook up soon:)

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Ele that is so funny, I laughed and smiled from start to finish.
I hate it when you can't find the camera cord. I now leave mine hanging out of the desktop computer. Before that if I couldn't find it I would have to take the card out of my camera and put it in the card reader on the computer

Dapoppins said...

Did you use glitter or glitter paper because glitter takes a certain skill I do not possess.

The Urban Chic said...

Ele, those toppers are really sweet and would make darling ornaments also.
In the previous post, I have made so many of those plate stands and used small ones to make a Hershey cake. If I can find the picture, I could explain it better. I just love seeing all you make. It's such a joy and I wish someone could get me motivated to craft again. Hugs, Pat

Jennifer said...

Ele There very pretty.I don't know were the web cam hook up is either.My friend just gave one to the boys so the kids can veiw/tal with each other.Hugs,Jen

Sandra Evertson said...

You are a funny girl!
Love the new Christmas stuff!
Sandra Evertson

Lori said...

Hi Ele
Awe, we'll forgive you this time!LOL Great idea for toppers, think I'll do some similar in a mini garland. Hope all is well I've been away so long. The new blog is just plain open and easier to access at rufflesribbonsandroses. Visit soon, Lori

Kathy said...

You are too funny! LOVED the cupcake toppers!!! Thank you!

Cass @ That Old House said...

They are so cute! What a great idea for a party.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...


Have so missed my blog reading but have been a little busy...This week there are 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS on my Holiday Blog. They only require a comment...AND there are some good looking boys on my main blog.....
Blessings to you and your this Thanksgiving season. I am so ready to get bad to reading my favorite blogs.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love your cupcake toppers. So Christmas'y and sparkly! Everything at Christmas should have a bit of sparkle, don't you think?

Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,

Tara said...


Great instructions--I feel inspired! Happy Turkey Day! said...

lol - love the cupcake picks, so cute and sparkly! Rachaelxo

Katie said...

Ele the toppers are so cute, as are all your etsy items!

Maija said...

Advertising be damned! I'll always be your friend!

Sandy said...

What a darling tutorial. I'll have to bookmark this for future reference. Thanks for sharing a great idea!

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOVE the little toppers...thank you so much for sharing these!


Cass @ That Old House said...

Ack!Ack!Ack! NOT. See? No one barfed. It's your blog, and it's good, and your Etsy things are charming. What's not to like? as we say in New York.

Just Between Us Girls said...

I love love love the cupcake toppers.
So very clever. Thank you for sharing the idea. I have an idea on
my blog you might like. Visit if you can.
Have a lovely evening.

Erica (Irene) said...

I just came across your Blog and I love it. Love your things, they are so creative and awesome. I'm a follower of yours now.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Ele you sooooo funny,
Know i would never throw up.i enjoy looking at your pretties.Love the cupcake toppers.Pretty Kool Dear. Merry christmas ,and May God bless you and yours.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Unknown said...

Ele, your creations are beautiful, love the cupcake toppers. I enjoy viewing the products/creations of others from etsy or elsewhere.

Hope you find your cord.

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~Marydon

Unknown said...

Love the cupcake toppers! No gagging or barfing here - promote away!

Debbies Doodle said...

Have you found your cord yet?? You really don't need your camera cord.... If you use a device called a 'card reader'.. you just put your camera card into the card reader which is on an USB cord and it will come up on your computer.. love this device.. check it out they cost is from $30. and up.. and sold most any where.

Anonymous said...

Rather nice site you've got here. Thank you for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

Stop snoring said...

I am going to make cupcake toppers this weekend and I will put the pictures of my parents and my siblings. Thanks for sharing!

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I love these! Will make some for my little brother's birthday!