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DIY: How to Make Easy and Adorable Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers

My good friend, Lynlee, from Lynlee's Petite Cakes, makes some of the most incredible fondant creations out there. Lucky for us, she's sharing some of her secrets by teaching us how to make these incredible Valentine's Day cupcake toppers. For those of you who are a little intimidated by fondant (and I have to admit I fall into that camp), this is the tutorial for you (and me).

So without further adieu, here's Lynlee, the fondant queen, in her own words...

Here's a simple tutorial for making fondant cupcake toppers for your Valentine!

This year, I've seen lots of adorable Valentine and party ideas out there to facilitate in spreading the love, including fabulous collections of free printables available at the inspiration-filled Catch My Party! They have a large selection of designs by some of the most talented designers! And again, they're free!

These "Sending All My Love" toppers will help cover all your bases with blown kisses, a flying heart, and a love letter!

Supplies you will need: 

  • Red and white fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Oval cutters (I utilized two sizes)
  • Heart and butterfly-shaped cutters
  • Large square cutter
  • Food safe brush & water
  • Round tip (in this case, I used Wilton tip 12)
  • Fondant or pizza cutter
  • Small spatula
  • Modeling stick (or toothpick or any "pointy" tool you might have in the kitchen)
BLOWN KISS TOPPERS
Start out by rolling some red fondant into a ball and pressing it down on a flat surface until it is approximately 1/2" thick. Cut out an oval shape with the larger cutter and begin to pinch the shape on both sides to create the sides of the mouth.

At the same time, use your fingers to soften the perimeter of the mouth to round it out. With a heart cutter, position the top in the middle of the fondant lips and lightly press to make an indentation. Create a small separation at the top of the lips with the small spatula and finish the kissing lips with the modeling stick through the center.

 You can repeat the process with the smaller oval cutter to make small lips for blown kisses!

HEART WITH WINGS TOPPER

Roll out some more red fondant (approx. 1/4" thick) and cut out a heart shape with the cutter and put it aside.

Roll out some white fondant and utilize the butterfly cutter to punch out the shape to utilize as wings. With the spatula, cut the butterfly shape in half and space the two halves so that they would contour the heart. Trim off the excess with the heart shape cutter. Brush some water on the wings and attach them to the red heart and allow it to dry.

For the quill heart decor, roll out more white fondant about 1/8" thick (you can see I like to use rolling pin guide rings to keep it consistent and flat across) and cut out a strip about 1/4" wide with the rolling cutter. I measured about 4 inches and then turned it upside down and added some water with the brush to both ends of the strip.

Begin to roll both sides inward until they come together, while positioning the bottom into a point for the bottom of the heart. Add a bit more water to attach the two quilled sides together.

Attach it to the winged heart by brushing water to the back and placing it in the center of the red heart.

You can play around with the quilling process and make additional hearts in all different colors and sizes!

LOVE LETTER AND ENVELOPE TOPPER

Roll out white fondant 1/8" thick, cut out a square with the cutter and then cut it in half once again.

Turn the square cutter on a 45 degree angle and position it over the fondant rectangle, making sure one side is right up to the edge of the shape to make the fold of the envelope. Trim off the excess to make the envelope even. Then roll out some red fondant and repeat steps to cut it to scale with the envelope, but avoiding the indentation step.

With the remaining red fondant, punch out a small circle with the size 12 tip and start pinching it together at one end to create the bottom of the heart. With the spatula, create an indentation for the top of the heart and glue it onto the envelope. Brush some additional water to the bottom of the envelope to attach to the red letter.

Hoping these cupcakes and toppers will help you send all your love to your Valentine{s} and make their day all that much sweeter!!! ♥

Lynlee, these toppers are beyond wonderful! Thanks for letting us share this easy tutorial with our readers.

To learn more about Lynlee, see the incredible parties she's styled, and the toppers she's created, check out Lynlee's Petite Cakes. You'll be happy you did!

My Favorite Christmas Finds on Etsy

I could browse Etsy all day! Here are some of my favorite Christmas finds so far this season...

Christmas Reindeer Paper Ornaments Printable PDF Kit by Happythought

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 Gingerbread Boys and Girls by FunFavors

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 Paper Gingerbread House Printable PDF by Paper & Cake

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Santa Claus Fondant Cupcake Toppers by mimicafe Union

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 Warning Holiday Gift Tags by Truly Noted

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 Swirly Star Chocolate Lollipops by The Frosted Petticoat

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Coal Hand Stamped Muslin Drawstring Bags by Bags by Jen

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 Blitzen Beauty Antler Headband by Cutie Patootie Designz

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Check out more wonderful Christmas items! And have you seen our free Christmas party printables yet?

 

My Favorite Thanksgiving Finds on Etsy

Here's why Etsy is so incredible. Look at all the phenomenal handmade items I found for Thanksgiving. These put a smile on my face.

Turkey fondant cupcake topper by Cakes and Kids

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Acorn gift tags by Fresh Lemon Blossoms

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Pilgram cookies by Lori's Place

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Fall paper garland by hoop da loop

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Girls' Thanksgiving Pumpkin Shirt by Modern Frills  

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 Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner edible cupcake toppers by mimicafe Union

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Rustic Fall Wreath by Boo Bah Blue

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 White chocolate pumpkin bread by Simply Divine Desserts

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Fall garland by Green Garland

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Little pumpkin burlap bags by Pink Lemonade Party Shop

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Check out more wonderful Etsy Thanksgiving items. I'm honestly like a kid in a candy store.

Also, if you need free Thanksgiving printables or Thanksgiving inspirations, we've got them!

PARTY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

I've seen a lot of desserts, but never something as sweet as glazed donuts with little fondant toppers. I just thought it was so unexpected, lovely, and fun.

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This gorgeous Ribbon and Bows 1st Birthday Party was created by Fanciful Events and, wow, is it worth a look!

PARTY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This week's party photo comes from my friend, Lynlee's Come Fly Away Birthday Party. Lynlee threw this unbelievable party for her mother who used to work for Pan Am.

Lynlee is one of the best fondant cupcake topper designers there is and you can see why by looking at the intricate luggage toppers she made for the party.

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If you haven't seen the rest of the photos from this amazing party, please do.  You will be blown away!

Also, to learn more about Lynlee and her fondant topper business, and to check out her other gorgeous parties on our site, please take a look at her Lynlee's Petit Cakes vendor page.

Lynlee, this could be my favorite party you've done so far!!

Planning My Daughter's 4th Birthday - How I'm Making it Special

My whole philosophy about throwing a great party is that you only need a few unexpected details to make it special. Well, for this party, which is today, I'm living my own advice.

So what are my unexpected details?

Well, first my gorgeous mermaid printables from Love the Day. This is the first time I'm using party printables and so far I'm loving the whole experience.  If I want more decorations, I just press "print." How cool is that?

My second detail is my cupcake toppers from Two Sugar Babies. I've never seen or tasted fondant cupcake toppers before and I bet most of my guests haven't either, so I can't wait to see their reaction. Plus Charynn designed a special 3-D mermaid topper for my daughter's cupcake. I promise you, she's going to go nuts!

My third detail is my photo booth with props.  Kelli from The Paper Dolls Shoppe designed these adorable photo booth printable lips and mustaches that we're giving away for FREE. Again, I bet most of my guests have never seen this before, so I'm curious to see how it goes over. Four-year-olds can be pretty unpredictable, therefore this might be an exercise in letting go. :)

And finally, the party favors, which are a very important detail to my daughter.  She wanted to give her friends something special, and I didn't want to give them sweets because of the possible wrath of the other mothers. :)  So I found these cute mermaid and pirate Shrinky Dinks for half off...

...and wrapped them up pretty with what else... my printables!! What do you think?

My last detail is my two balloon bouquets from  Balloon Celebrations. Cyndy is definitely helping me out here. I don't think I could afford them otherwise, so a big thank you to you, Cyndy!

There you have it. Budgets are hard, but most of us have to deal with them. And at the end of the day, I really only have to please one person - my daughter. (Okay two people, my husband when the Visa bill comes.)

If you have similar stories, or tips on how you saved money throwing a party, or  special details you added to make your party memorable, I'd love to hear them.

And as I've said before, wish me luck today... and of course I'll be sharing how it all went down.

Planning My Daughter's 4th Birthday - Cupcake Toppers From Two Sugar Babies

I'm a big fan of edible cupcakes toppers. I've never even tasted fondant but I think fondant toppers add such a special touch to a party.

So for my daughter's birthday, I've vetoed cake. The logistics are just too hard. Trying to cut it and serve it to 60 hungry people in under five minutes... impossible. So cupcakes it is!

I approached Charynn from Two Sugar Babies about designing toppers for me. I've been a fan of Two Sugar Babies for sometime as I've ogled their stuff on Etsy.

I sent Charynn the custom mermaid designs Lindi from Love the Day created, and given my limited budget, here's what Charynn came up with. How sweet are these sea shell and starfish toppers? I couldn't be more delighted!

No one in our preschool has done fondant cupcake toppers before, so I'm excited to see the reaction! I'll keep you posted...

And thank you Charynn for creating such loveliness for Adelaine!

TRENDS: Edible Cupcake Toppers... Love These!

I am loving edible cupcake toppers. They are so darn cute and such a fun, easy way to add finish to your party! They're not cheap unless you can make them yourself, but they are an unexpected twist on a traditional cupcake. Here are some examples from our site to inspire you...

Natalie R's Reach for the Sky Toy Story Party


Toppers of the character Hamm from Toy Story

Khaliah G's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Candy Buffet


Instead of fondant, Mickey Mouse cookie cupcake toppers

Nicole W's Under the Sea Tea Party


Can you believe these tea set toppers are all handmade and edible?

Angela C's Fire Truck Birthday Bash


Along with fire truck themed toppers there are also Spiderman and Superman 

Kate G's A Yankee Baseball Bash


Yankee logo cupcake toppers

Chris S's Bumble Bee Baby Shower


Bumble bee fondant toppers - so sweet!

Candace M's Janelle's Pixie Hollow


Butterflies and flowers turn these cupcakes into fairy cakes

Bree H's Colbi's Giraffe Party


Cute giraffe fondant cupcake toppers


Fish cookies add a splash of color to the cupcakes

Melissa C's Thanksgiving Cocktails and Dessert Party


Fun turkey toppers

Rebecca G's Cian's Wild First Birthday Party


Jungle animal toppers and how about this cake?

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