by Sharon Wee
Short of time to make something special for Valentines day? Me too! I had grand plans of making macaroons with heart shapes coming out of a cupcake but cakes got in the way. So instead I came up with this tutorial for making cute little cupcake toppers which are easy peasy and can quickly be put on top of any cupcake. 
If you are using butter cream, the toppers can be made in advance and left to dry. If you are covering the cupcake with fondant, then you’ll have to make them fresh.
I made my favourite Red Velvet cupcake recipe with cream cheese frosting. These are so yummy I bet I could eat them all in one sitting (no, I have not tried!).

For Cupcake Toppers You’ll Need:

– 1 set of circle cutters
– 1 small heart shape cutter
– Yellow, dark and light brown, black, pink, blue and white icing
– 1 blossom cutter (optional)
– Black food colouring pen
– Stitching tool

Bear Topper
Roll out the dark brown icing and cut out a larger circle.
Roll out the light brown icing and cut out a smaller circle.
With the stitching tool, run a stitched line down the middle of the dark brown circle.
Using water, attach the light brown circle on top of the dark brown circle.
Roll a bit of black icing into a ball and attach it with water to where the stitch meets the light brown icing. Then using the side of a blossom cutter, imprint the smile in at an angle.
Roll 2 dark brown balls and using water attach them to the teddy. Then using a balling tool, or your fingers, press down.
Love Bees

Roll a ball of icing into an oval shape, like below.
Let them harden for awhile and then using an edible food pen, mark the stripes.
For the wings, roll some white icing into a tear drop shape and then press to flatten. You’ll need 2 per bee.
Attach to the bees with a little water. Be careful to avoid the stripes on the bee (the water will make it bleed). Then use the food marker to mark the eyes.
Roll out some additional icing and cut out the heart shapes.
And that’s it! Cute but simple toppers that can be used this Valentines Day or for any occasion really 🙂

Some of Sharon's favourite tools

6 Comments on Cute and Easy Cupcake Topper Tutorial

  1. apparentlyjessy
    February 11, 2011 at 6:48 am (8 years ago)

    I love this tutorial! Always looking for new animal cupcake topper ideas for my charity cupcakes, will most likely use this tutorial sometime in the year! Thanks!

  2. Make handmade
    December 30, 2011 at 6:53 am (7 years ago)

    So cute cupcakes! i love it, thanks for sharing.

  3. Sami Bickley
    April 6, 2013 at 1:56 am (6 years ago)

    What icing have you used to make the toppers?

  4. Anonymous
    April 6, 2013 at 1:58 am (6 years ago)

    What icing did you use to make the toppers?

  5. Sharon
    April 8, 2013 at 6:43 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Sami, I have used fondant icing for the toppers 🙂

  6. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013 at 2:59 am (6 years ago)

    Can you post the recipe for the fondant icing?


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