I’m back today with a fun idea for any of your upcoming New Year’s Eve parties. With just a few dies and punches (or your Silhouette CAMEO) and some Stardream Metallic Cardstock, you can turn plain cupcakes into festive treats with these quick and easy toppers.
Begin by die-cutting or punching several two-inch scalloped circles from Silver and Antique Gold Stardream Metallic Cardstock. For an average-sized cupcake, you probably don’t want to make your toppers much larger than 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Die-cut or punch several 1.75 inch circles from Onyx and and Silver Stardream Metallic Cardstock as well. (I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut both of these shapes…designs listed below.)
Next, die-cut or punch simple New Year’s Eve icon shapes from Silver, Antique Gold, Onyx, and Quartz cardstocks. Again, I cut these shapes with my Silhouette CAMEO, however many dies and punches are available to cut similar shapes. The snowflake is a great generic shape for any winter parties if you aren’t hosting guests on New Year’s Eve.
Adhere the icons to your circles and the “2016” to your scalloped circles with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
Attach lollipop sticks to the back of the scalloped circles with hot glue. You can also use toothpicks for this step, but I prefer the longer, sturdier lollipop sticks. (I got a large pack of 150 sticks for less than $5 at my local craft store.)
I like to sandwich the stick between the two circular layers rather than just gluing it to the back. This allows me to decorate both sides and also gives a more finished look. To attach the front to the topper, layer two foam tabs on top of each other in several places and press the circle on top.
The finished cupcake toppers look like this from the front. I just love all of the shimmer and dimension!
Insert the topper into your cupcake until it reaches the cake…if your icing is fluffy, a heavy topper may not stay upright!
Serve and enjoy! I hope you enjoyed this project and thanks so much for stopping by today. You can visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased in this project and FYI – Stardream Metallic Cardstocks are on sale this month!
Thank You Champagne Bottle (#20305)
Hat Photo Prop (#72254)
Cheers Straw Slider (#53235)