Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sweet Homemade Cupcake Toppers

After baking cupcakes the other day, I was looking for something fun to use as a cupcake topper. I didn't have anything ready-made, so I grabbed some twist ties (the kind you'd get in the bulk or produce section at a supermarket), yarn, and a pair of pliers and got to work making my own. Here's how I did it:
First, gather your supplies and use your scissors to cut the excess paper of the twist tie. Like you see in the photos above, you should be left with just a wire coated in paper. Next, use your pliers twist it into a shape you like. With Valentines Day coming up, I created one that spelled 'love,' and another that was in the shape of a heart, as you can see below.

Then, simply wrap it with yarn (using glue if necessary to secure the ends), bend a second twist tie around it to use as the stake, and insert it into your favorite cupcakes!

These are so quick and easy to make - mine only took about 5 minutes each to create. They're a fun and simple way to dress up a dessert for someone you love - or could be sweet surprise tucked in a stack of pancakes for a child's Valentine Day breakfast! 

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