Since I was traveling from Kansas City to Dallas I was sad I could not make and take the treats for the shower myself. (Yes, I know overachiever.) So we decided to do cupcakes made by someone else. We thought about a fancy bakery, but with all the other DIY decor why not use quick and very affordable cupcakes from a Big Box Warehouse?
The toppers I actually assembled in the car on the drive down. (I was riding as a passenger next to the diaper cake box.) Sticky strip and pre-punching was the trick.
I only made 30 toppers. I found these super fun and bright Plastic Party Forks in the liqueur section at the grocery store. I think you normally would use them for olives or something. But I used them to make toppers!
I punched scraps from various papers in my colors again, Real Red, Pacific Point, some Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. I used both colored card stock and Designer Series Papers. The layers are created by using the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch as the base and layering with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
I used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and a retired Star die with my Big Shot for the stars and small details on each topper. And one technique I use ALL the time. Coloring my Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accents with a Sharpie marker in the color I want!
Sticky strip holds all the layers together. I created the embellished side and then just put a plain punched circle on the back of each topper, to hold the party fork in place. It was fun to watch what people did with the toppers. I lot of people would take them out of the cupcakes and leave them on the treat table. So I actually never ran out, I just kept adding cupcakes and had about every other one topped with the toppers.
As you can image, like all the other decor I made for the Carnival themed Baby Shower, you can make this for any event, in any theme, in any colors. Are you ready to party? Have a happy Friday, happy crafting, Diana