I am so super excited to share this fabulous cupcake topper tutorial by Jennifer of Double the Fun Parties. Jennifer commissioned me to design a custom Nancy Drew Party for her daughter and she documented the whole set-up process. I will be sharing some of her fabulous tutorials and the party in the next few weeks. The party will knock your socks off!
You can find the Nancy Drew Printable collection here.
How To Make Love The Day Cupcake Toppers by Jennifer of Double The Fun Parties
Cupcake toppers present so many options for customization that they are a ton of fun. You also may see cupcake toppers called “party circles” because they certainly can do more than top cupcakes.
Your punch just can’t reach the topper unless you cut away the border. I like to use my paper trimmer for this. Again, trim around the outer edges first, and then cut the toppers into rows or columns.
2 – Now you’re ready to punch out each topper. In any case, you will usually want a 2″ punch for this job. Here’s a circle punch by Fiskars. The handles make for easy squeezing.
But wait … there’s more! Why limit yourself to circles when there are squares and scallops and flourishes, oh my? My favorite punches are the flat ones on the right by EK Success. They make it easy to hold the toppers without them slipping in the punch. You also can turn the punches over so you can see what you’re punching. And, they lock flat for storage. That’s a huge improvement over my big pink punch.
3 – I do think it’s nice to match your punch shape to your design. Here’s the flourish punch on two different backgrounds. I much prefer the flourish with the solid background as opposed to the sharp angles of the argyle.
4 – Now it’s time to attach your lollipop stick. You can find lollipop sticks in the baking aisle of your craft store. They come in two lengths and I prefer the longer sticks. You can push them more deeply into your cupcake, so you know they aren’t going anywhere. Just a thin bead of Aleene’s Thick Tacky Glue on about 1/2″ of your stick is all you need to attach the stick to the back of the topper.