Photograph Cupcake Toppers

Personalized Cupcake Toppers

I freaking love hosting parties.  Planning, shopping, preparing, cooking, baking.  I love it all.  And I especially love thinking of some little way to make the party “extra special” . . . like these personalized cupcake toppers.


I made them for a couples wedding shower that we hosted not too long ago for our friends, Cory and Tom. The toppers were simple and fun to make.  If you want to try them, here’s what you need:

1.  Craft glue, scissors, and two paper punchers (one large and one small). I used circle punchers but you can use any shape. Just make sure the smaller punched paper will fit inside the larger one.


2.  Fun paper


3.  Wooden coffee stirring sticks, cut in half.


4.  Ribbon


5.  Pictures!  Keep in mind that the images in the pictures that you want to cut out need to be fairly small — so they fit within the shape of the small paper puncher.  You can see what I mean below.


6.  Styrofoam board (optional).  It’s a good way to stand up the toppers after you make them but before you put them on the cupcakes.


And that’s it!

To make the toppers, simply cut out the image you want from each picture using the small paper punch.  Then cut out a piece of fun paper using the large paper punch.  Glue the picture onto the paper.  Let that dry (underneath a heavy book, if needed, to ensure that the paper and picture dry flat).  Then glue the paper to the stirring stick.  Tie a bow underneath.  Place the finished toppers in a styrofoam board (for safekeeping) or directly in the cupcake.


They’re picture perfect, don’t ‘cha think?

Cory and Tom thought so!


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5 Responses to Personalized Cupcake Toppers

  1. Gian Ramos February 10, 2013 at 4:50 am #

    So cute!! Love this idea! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Marie Saba
      Marie Saba August 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks Gian! They are so much fun to make – hope you get a chance to try them!

  2. coryjryan February 11, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    As the bride, I agree that sweet little details like this REALLY make the party! We were blown away by the thoughtfulness and craftiness! :)


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