Beyond Candles: 21 DIY Cake Toppers That Steal the Show
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Beyond Candles: 21 DIY Cake Toppers That Steal the Show

So you’ve made the most beautiful three-tiered cake of your life and now you need to dress it up for the party. Or maybe you’ve got dozens of cupcakes that need an extra special touch. We love how even the most simple cake topper can take your cakes to a whole new level of awesome. From flowers and typography tocomedic bits, we’ve found some fabulous decor ideas and now we’ve got 21 super quick and easy DIY ideas to get that cake on the “best dressed” list.

1. Pom Pom Cake Topper: A simple white cake is made fun and colorful with easy, frilly pom poms. Pick colors that coordinate with your party decor for the perfect touch. (via The Pretty Life Girls)

2. Floral Banner: This pretty layered paper floral topper would be appropriate for any sweet occasion, like a birthday, wedding or wedding shower. (via The Sweet Escape)

3. Flamingo Cake Topper: Make a big pink statement with this DIY flamingo topper. This fun and playful bird would be cool for a garden party or for a whimsical wedding shower. (via The Party Girl)

4. Glittery Typography: Check out these gorgeous printables for a lovely typography topper. There are cutouts for several loving sayings like “amore” and “love you more.” (via Lia Griffith)

5. Star Toppers: These glittery stars are simple to make but make a huge impact! This is an example of more = better. The range in height makes this star-studded cake truly magical. (via The Chic Site)

6. Glittery Heart Topper: Say “I do” to this charming little wedding cake topper. Instead of going with the cliched figurines, try something homemade for more personality. (via The Sweet Escape)

7. Chocolate Ball Topper: Put some Lindt white chocolate truffles in the fridge until they are good and cold, stick a skewer in the end and then draw on them with food markers for a funky, geometric cake topper that tastes as good as it looks! (via Make and Tell)

8. Marshmallow Cake Topper: We love these sweet little toppers because not only are they adorable, they are edible. Win win. (via Simply Peachy)

9. Tribal Paper Feather: Who doesn’t love a good boho party? Go all out and dress a party table with feathers and foliage and lots of feathery little cupcakes. (via Craft Hunter)

10. Glass Ball Cake Topper: For the bride who wants a custom cake topper, this DIY is simple to make and stunning. (via Inspired by This)

11. Teeny Tiny Wreath: Top the cutest desserts with the cutest little toppers ever. (via Pop Cosmo)

12. Pom Pom Topper: Yay for pom poms! We don’t care if this is for a kid’s birthday cake, we want one. (via Momtastic)

13. Tiny Bunting: This adorable banner is so easy to make you can finish it while the cake bakes. (via Farm Fresh Therapy)

14. Saltwater Taffy Toppers: Get the color-dipped look without doing a thing. Colorful pieces of taffy make gorgeous little toppers for cupcakes or drink stirrers for fancy beverages. (via Paper and Stitch)

15. Cupcake Liner Flowers: All you need is some cupcake liners and glue for these easy “flowers.” (via The Sweetest Occasion)

16. Animal Zoo: Make your own cake topper using plastic animal figurines, spray paint, skewers and a few simple hand tools. (via Visual Heart)

17. Say It Loud: Personally, we love this ombre hashtag topper. (via Something Turquoise)

18. Tassel Garland: Tissue tassel garlands are so darn adorable and fit any style or theme of party. This darling miniature version of swag is easy to make and will look absolutely perfect atop any style of cake. (via Something Turquoise)

19. Mini Kites: Wire stands make the little kites dance a little for epic cuteness. (via Oh Happy Day)

20. Ballon Animal Topper: These bright balloon animals are so fun and playfu,l and they make that plain white cake just pop! (via Studio DIY)

21. Cardstock Message: Don’t mind if we do… (via Paper and Stitch)

What’s your favorite way to top a cake? Talk to us in the comments below!