Add some wow to your next party cake with one of these fun, DIY cake toppers. From rustic to sparkly, these cake toppers are sure to impress your guests!
Kids will tell you that the two most important parts of a birthday party are the presents and the cake. I think that wanting a nice cake is something that sticks with us into adulthood. Yes, it needs to taste great, but it also needs to look good – especially in photos!
How to create a beautiful cake when you don’t bake
Not everyone can bake and decorate beautiful cakes, but that isn’t really necessary. All you need to do is purchase a basic cake from the store and dress it up with a pretty cake topper.
No need to write a shaky, messy ‘happy birthday’ on top. Instead, create a really nice DIY cake topper!
With this in mind, I looked around to see how creative you can get when making your own cake topper. I found over 20 fun ideas that will dress up a basic store bought cake.
Some are super simple (like pom poms on skewers) and others will take a bit more time (like a gingerbread house made of graham crackers).
All of them are creative and will look great in photos. Scroll down and get some inspiration for your next party cake!
DIY Cake Toppers
Add some wow to your next party cake with one of these 30+ DIY cake toppers. From rustic to sparkly, these cake toppers are sure to impress your guests!
Celebrate the love for a new arrival by creating a handmade cake topper. Flowers and honeycombs can be made out of any color combo you wish! A raspberry, blush and bubblegum pink combination would be so sweet for a baby girl. Don’t know the gender yet? An all-white version would be darling!
Inspired by a fantastic rainbow arch, here’s the mini version for a cake! Full of everything fun – balloons, honeycomb balls, candy – this cake topper really “takes the cake." Make it for St. Patrick's, a birthday, Pride, or any other celebration where you want a lot of color.
An extraordinary mother needs an extraordinary cake! What I love about this particular cake topper is that it's got lots of colors and takes the word "floral" to a new extreme. Does it remind you of A Small World at Disneyland? Because it does me!
If you're not feeling particularly inspired but want a cute cake topper, this one is very easy. Simply make two "clouds" using frosting, and then use a rainbow strip of candy to connect them. Easy peasy for spring or summer!
If you want to make your own cake topper but don't necessarily want to spend any money, this is a great option! There's a free printable for a happy birthday banner, and you probably have the rest of the supplies around your house.