DIY Mustache Cupcake Toppers

Right before Thanksgiving,my friend Chrissy asked me to make cupcakes for her daughter Liza’s birthday.  Chrissy said Liza liked zebras, mustaches, Paris, Yogerette chocolate bars, and hates fruit and her favorite colors are black, white and blue.  I can handle all of that!

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Luckily I had just enough black and white zebra cupcake liners on hand from Sweets & Treats Boutique to make these cupcakes and used them as a starting place for the theme. Chrissy also showed me a photo of a cake with alternating white and black baked in the cake to make the zebra pattern so I knew I definitely had to incorporate that into the mix.

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But how could I incorporate mustaches into the cupcake?  Oh, right… toppers! At first I thought I may be able to commission another friend of mine who works with fondant to make 3D toppers for me.  But when we couldn’t find a mold, I decided that paper toppers would be just as cute and super simple to make.

These Mustache Cupcake Toppers take just a few minutes to make and add a cuteness factor to the cupcakes that is undeniable!

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For the cupcakes, I used this vanilla cake recipe and a basic almond flavored cream cheese frosting.  To create the zebra effect in the cupcakes, I used this technique.

Happy Baking!

DIY Mustache Cupcake Toppers

Supplies

  • Printer
  • DIY Mustache Topper Template (download HERE)
  • Black card stock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue – glue stick and liquid glue
  • Toothpicks or lollipop sticks

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Instructions

  1. Print the DIY Mustache Topper Template.
  2. Using the glue stick, glue the template directly onto the black card stock or construction paper.  This will help give the topper stability.
  3. Carefully cut out each mustache.
  4. Using the liquid glue, place a small dollop onto the printed side of each mustache and set the end pick/stick into the glue.  Make sure the stick does not poke over the top.  Let the glue dry completely before inserting into the cupcake.

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Free Printable: Welcome Home Cake Bunting

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My first free printable for you is a  Welcome Home Cake Bunting! YAY! Yesterday, my neighbor returned home from a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan.  There is nothing I love more than to see one of my friends be reunited with their family.   So when Violeta asked me to make a welcome home cake for Chris, I jumped on the chance!  I’ll be writing about the cake in another post… so stay tuned for that soon!

Violeta had asked me to write “Welcome Home” on the cake… but I thought I needed to do better than that.  (Wait, who am I kidding?  I can’t write on cakes.  I suck at it.  HAHA)  So, I decided I would make a banner for the cake.  At first, I wanted a ribbon banner, but couldn’t find a design I liked.  In the end, I decided on a simple, triangle shaped red, white and blue bunting. I used two paper straws with red and blue stars on them and string to assemble it all together.  Super easy!

Supplies:

  • 1 piece of white paper
  • string (I used white, but you can use any color you want)
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • 2 paper straws
  • 2 bamboo skewers

Directions:

  • Print the .pdf file linked below
  • Cut out each triangle flag and fold in half.  Trim off any edges that don’t line up.
  • Cut two 15 inch pieces of string.
  • String the “welcome” flags onto the first piece of string.  Glue each flag closed – do not glue the string down, you want to be able to adjust the position of each flag once the bunting is hung.  Repeat with the “home!” flags on the second piece of string.
  • Tie the “welcome” string to the top of the paper straw. Tie the “home!” string about 1in below.  Adjust the flags until you get them into a position you like.  Trim any extra string that is hanging.
  • Position the paper straws in the cake so that they are slightly at and angle.  You want the tops of the straws to be closer to the edge of the cake and the bottoms a little further in.  This will help the flags hang better since welcome is longer than home.  (See picture)  Don’t press them in further than about 1/2-1in into the cake.
  • Place a bamboo skewer into each straw and press it down to the bottom of the cake.  This will help hold the straw in position.

Click to Download the free printable – WELCOME HOME CAKE BUNTING!

 Welcome Home SSG Reese!

Photo Credit: Winter's Splendor Photography

Photo Credit: Winter’s Splendor Photography

 

 

It’s a boy! FREE printable

I’ve made cupcake toppers in the past, but I’ve never made a free printable for my readers!  Today, I made “It’s a boy!” flags for an upcoming order and thought this would be a great time to share a free printable with you!!

To use this printable just click on this link: It’s a boy! Flags.  A new window will open where you can print the document.  Next, cut, fold and attach the flags to a toothpick! It’s really quite simple!

Please, if you use these flags, I’d love for you to send me a photo! Thank you!! xoxo