Cupcakes are always a party table hit and are a great alternative if you don’t want a big cake to have to cut up as well. If you’re not a confident baker or are pushed for time, we’ve listed our top 10 favourite ideas for creating fabulous eye-catching quick and easy cupcake toppers.
1 Gold Coins
Our best selling party theme has to be Pirates, so we had to show you this great idea for a quick and easy pirate cupcake. You just need to add a gold coin (chocolate or plastic) and a little pirate flag, for a quick and effective cupcake.
Gold Coins - http://www.thepartypirate.com/shop/pirate-coins/
Pirate Flags - http://www.thepartypirate.com/shop/pirate-flag-picks/
2 Straw Candles
This is so simple but has real wow factory, you could even get the kids to help with this one. You just need some paper straws (pick a colour that matches you party decor) and some yellow tissue. Cut the straws into shorter lengths and twist a small piece of tissue into the top for the flame.
Paper straws - http://www.thepartypirate.com/product-category/straws-table-accessories/
3 Mini Party Hats
This simple little party hats are great for decorating cupcakes but you could also string them together into a pretty garland. They are just made from any left over cupcake cases you have and coloured pom poms, you could make them all the same but we think they look best as a random assortment.
4 Cupcake case flowers
While we’re using up those cake cases, how about these pretty paper flowers!
5 Lollipop Flowers
How about coloured lollipops as another pretty flower, you could even add little paper leaves if you wanted.
6 Paper punch toppers
If you have your own paper punch, you can easily make your own toppers out of coloured card and simply attach to a cocktail stick. You can buy punch in all different shapes from most hobby shops.
7 Tassle cake toppers
We love these hassle pom poms for a fiesta style cupcake, really easy to make, you just need some coloured tissue and glue.
8 Funny Faces
Let the guests make their own cake toppers with this kit of funny face stickers.
9 Washi Tape Flags
If you have any washi tape you can quickly make a batch of pretty flags to decorate your cupcakes. Trying experimenting with making a string of flags for mini bunting too using cocktail sticks.
10 Gelatine Bubbles
A little bit more tricky, but they look so fantastic we couldn’t leave them off the list. These bubbles are made of gelatine so are entirely edible. You can even make clear ones to make snow globe cupcakes!
If you’re really stretched for time or crafting isn’t your thing, you can always buy ready made decorations to jazz up your cakes as well. Below is a selection of some of The Party Pirate’s best sellers.
£3.95 toot sweet mini pinwheel cake-toppers
£0.95 pinwheel picks
£3.25 flower picks
£5.95 frills and frosting party hat cake toppers
£1.95 palm tree picks