19 of the Most Creative DIY Holiday Cake Toppers
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19 of the Most Creative DIY Holiday Cake Toppers

It’s December, which means that’s it’s officially time to hang some sparkling lights, trim a Christmas tree and bake something sugary (while sneaking a few bites, of course). Just in case your big baking day is in the near future, we thought we’d share a few of the most clever cake toppers from across the web. These crazy cute toppers also happen to be crazy easy. Bakers, tie on that apron and put your creative baking skills to work. ‘Cause, you know how we roll. #iamcreative

1. Tree Cupcakes: To create these tiny paper tree toppers, print two Christmas tree images, then glue them back to back with a toothpick in the middle. Even your killer sweet tooth may have a hard time convincing you to eat something this cute. (via A Tiny Blog)

2. Reindeer-Inspired Tree Toppers: Give your favorite animal a Rudolph-inspired makeover with some spray paint and small twigs. These toppers can double as ornaments after you’ve polished off the cake. (via Camille Styles)

3. Christmas Forest Cake Topper: This tree topper was inspired by the aluminum trees from A Charlie Brown Christmas. And we totally agree with Linus; the trees “fit the modern spirit.” Use metallic paper to craft them with love. (via Oh Happy Day)

4. Sparkling Deer Toppers: Bring on the bling! Glitter is our favorite way to glam up anything and everything, including baked goods (and especially around the holidays). (via Sprinkle Bakes)

5. Santa Hat Frosted Cupcakes: Your cupcakes will stand out from the crowd when they’re all decked out in santa hats. Do it for the man in the red suit. (via Our Mini Family)

6. 3D Bright Paper Stars Toppers: We’ve all been that person — the one who shows up at the party with pre-baked packaged goods. Well, it’s time to put all those awkward moments to rest with these 3D star toppers. Everyone will want to bond with the person who brings such a brilliant treat. (via A Subtle Revelry)

7. Whimsical Paper Trees: Christmas cake has never looked so good, thanks to some simple (yet charming) cone-shaped trees in whimsical prints. Don’t forget to “snowscape” with a dusting of powdered sugar. (via Lebenslustiger)

8. Gingerbread Cupcakes: There is no holiday party too posh for gingerbread men. In fact, we’re pretty sure it’s not a party until these little guys arrive. (via Celebrate Creativity)

9. Snowman Cupcakes: Do you want to build a snowman? Cue up the soundtrack (it’s already on repeat, right?) and turn your cupcakes into something Olaf-inspired. (via Bakerella)

10. DIY Star Cake Toppers: Use these twinkling toppers to dress up your plain, ho-hum Christmas cake. Major bonus: they’ll work just as well (if not better) for your New Year’s party. (via The Chic Site)

11. Tree Topper: A cake with fluffy white frosting just begs for an evergreen topper. Cut a tiny branch from a pine and insert the end of the twig into a cinnamon stick “trunk.” Talk about one beautiful cakescape. (via BHG)

12. Snowflake Toppers: These lovelies are created with gum paste and floral wire. Need a faster method? Buy some tiny plastic snowflakes from your local craft store and hot glue them to the wire. (via Ask Chef Dennis)

13. Holiday Winter Wonderland Cake: These ruffled trees don’t come with a DIY, but we just love the creativity involved. Hopefully it will spark ideas for how you can personalize your toppers in your own unique style. (via Style Sweet CA)

14. Christmas Woodland Cake Inspiration: As much as we love fun paper trees and candy canes, sometimes you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard for the perfect cake topper. Come wintertime, pinecones, berries and evergreen are all the decoration you need. (via Ruffled)

15. Christmas Tree Meringues: Cute alert. These mini meringues look pretty sweet on their own, but we’re imagining a whole grouping of them on top of a dessert… or even one gracing a cupcake. Wouldn’t that be even cuter? (via Raspberri Cupcakes)

16. 3D Tree Cookie Toppers: Nix the ordinary cookie topper for something much more impressive. Simply download a template, trace the outline onto your cookie dough, bake and assemble. (via Ricardo Cuisine)

17. Christmas Tree Cupcakes: O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree… you inspire us to make these cupcakes. (via Inspired Dreamer)

18. Marzipan Cake Decorations: Before you start to protest about the difficulty of this little forest topper, know that it only requires three (yes, three) items to make. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with some marzipan, pretzel sticks and green sanding sugar. (via Oh Happy Day)

19. Sugared Cranberry Cake Topper: This is pretty enough for a wedding and so simple that a 5-year-old could make it. Pile some sugared cranberries atop and dress up the sides with a few rosemary sprigs. The berries add just the right amount of pop to an all-white cake. (via Style Me Pretty)

How are you pretty-ing up your cakes for the holiday season? Share your creative ideas with us in the comments below!