Over the years of planning my kids’ birthday parties, I’ve discovered lots of easy cupcake topper ideas that work with different birthday themes. Today I’m sharing 8 fun birthday cupcake ideas. These easy DIY cupcake toppers are a cheap way to make a big impact for both party food and décor. You’ll want to pin these easy cupcake decoration ideas for your party planning inspiration.
8 easy DIY cupcake toppers ideas
Candy Melt Cupcake Toppers. Silicone molds and colored candy melts make easy DIY cupcake toppers that work with a number of different themes. See how to make them here: Ideas for candy melts: 4 candy melt recipes for parties.
See how I used candy melt cupcake toppers for these parties:
Paper Punch Easy DIY Cupcake Toppers. Printable graphics, construction paper, a paper punch, toothpicks, tape, and a glue gun are all you need to make paper punch cupcake toppers. See the complete instructions here: Easy DIY Cupcake Toppers.
See how I used DIY paper punch cupcake toppers for these parties:
- Disney Cars Themed Birthday Party
- Thomas the Train Birthday Party (with Free Thomas and Friends Birthday Printables!)
Small Toy Cupcake Toppers. Using small toys as a fun birthday cupcake idea acts doubly as a party favor! Look for mini size toys on Amazon or a craft store, but make sure kids and parents know not to eat them!
See how I used small toy cupcake toppers for this party:
Construction Cupcakes. Construction cupcakes are an easy cupcake decoration idea. Frost your cupcake with chocolate frosting, then top with crumbled OREO cookies and a little toy construction vehicle. See how I did a small cake version of this easy cupcake decoration idea in this post: Construction-Themed 3rd Birthday Party Ideas.
Candy Melt Numbers. Candy melts are also great for drawing shapes, like numbers, which work great for a fun birthday cupcake idea. Pipe some melted candy melts onto waxed paper then let dry to harden. You can do more than just numbers if you’re bold! We did little spiderwebs for a Halloween party.
See how I used candy melt cupcake toppers for this party:
Cookie Monster Cupcakes. If you’ve got a Cookie Monster fan or are having a Sesame Street birthday party, it’s so easy to make DIY Cookie Monster cupcakes. Use blue frosting, then add candy eyeballs and a mini cookie, and you’ve got an adorable and easy cupcake decoration idea.
Emoji Cupcake Toppers. You can make DIY emoji cupcake toppers by dipping Nilla wafers in yellow candy melts, then decorating them with piped candy melt or cake decorating icing faces after they dry. See more ideas like this in my OMG! An Emoji-Themed Kid’s Birthday Party.
Poop Emoji Cupcakes. A universally-loved emoji by kids is the good ol’ poop emoji. To make this easy cupcake decoration idea, swirl chocolate frosting on top of a cupcake (to resemble poop) then add two candy eyeballs.
See how the poop emoji cupcakes worked for this party:
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