How to make a candy cupcake toppers

candy cupcake toppers
I am still in the sweet candy mood. So here are my paper craft version of the gum paste candy that I made last month.

Note: Crepe paper colors will run if the paper gets wet. Remove the cupcake toppers before eating and remember that the cupcake toppers are not toys for small children.

This is what I use:

Crepe paper
Glue stick
Cocktail sticks
Small styrofoam balls 1″ in size or smaller.
Craft glue
Sewing thread

Step 1:
Cut a piece of crepe paper long enough to go around the styro ball and wide enough to make the “wrapping ends”.

Step 2:
Hold the styro ball with two fingers and use the glue stick in the middle of the styro ball. Remember to go all the way round.

Step 3:
Place the styro ball in the middle of the crepe paper and roll the paper around the ball. Set a side and let the it dry a little.

Step 4:
Tie the ends with sewing thread and cut off excess thread.

Step 5:
If the ends are too long cut off to desired length and “fluff” the ends.

Step 6:
Dip a cocktail stick in the craft glue. Insert the cocktail stick in the stryro ball and let the glue dry.

Tip: Pull the paper candy on a string and use it as a sweet garland.

Happy Caking!


Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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