Today I’m making cupcakes for a cooking class. Specifically, I’m make Chocolate~Pumpkin Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting. I found the recipe at Lolly Jane when she shared it at Your Inspired Designs Link Party #54. You might remember that I made this delicious fall treat for an event I hosted a few weeks ago and shared as my contribution to the Fall in Love with Texas Blog Tour.
They were a hit so I shared the recipe with my subscribers to my weekly newsletter, The Bulletin. Today’s cooking class is called Fall Favorites and I’m featuring 3 recipes with pumpkin. I know the ladies at this class will love this cupcake recipe. I wanted to dress the cupcakes up and I looked for a cute topper at Michael’s, but I couldn’t find any I liked. A stroll down the aisle of the Halloween decor got my creative juices going and I found a few items that I thought had the potential for a cute topper. So here’s the topper I made for today’s class. It was easy and quick and I think really cute. I want to share how to make a decorative halloween cupcake topper.
Purchased at Michael’s:
decorative Halloween paper
decorative Halloween tape + tape that I already had
Tools and Supplies Already on Hand:
Friskar’s cutting mat
Friskar’s circle cutter
Martha Stewart decorative punch
I selected these 5 patterns from the book of decorative Halloween paper.
First, I wrapped the toothpicks with decorative tape. I cut the tape a little shorter than the toothpick and rolled the tape around the toothpick.
Using the circle cutter, I cut 2~inch rounds. You need 2 for each cupcake topper.
Then I cut 1~inch circles and glued those on to the 2~inch circles, mixing up the patterns and colors. Then I used the decorative sunburst cutter and glued those on to the circles.
Pick a back and front circle, put glue on one of the circles and glue 2 sides together with a toothpick in between.
I had a piece of styrofoam and I placed each cupcake topper in to hold until the cupcakes are baked.
This was an easy project and I’m really happy with the way the cupcake toppers turned out. Now I want to buy more decorative cutters to use in projects.
I hope this post inspires you to be a little creative and crafty. All it takes is a little paper and glue. Here’s the baked cupcakes with the toppers. Pretty cute, huh?