My daughter just had her 1st birthday on February 28th…
…and I came up with some great ways to make custom decorations for the party.
I'm going to do a series of posts on the projects I made along with tutorials so you can use the ideas to make your own
custom party decorations.
The first project I'm going to show you is how to make your own custom cupcake toppers.
Unfortunately I don't have a lot of pictures for this post, but I will recreate the toppers and make sure to add the pictures later.
Since I had a simple flower and striped theme I decided to make pink flower cupcake toppers set on top of green and purple icing.
The toppers can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until it's time to put them on the cupcakes.
To make the toppers start by melting some white chocolate bark coating in 30 second intervals in the microwave.
(Tip on how much chocolate bark to use:
I melted 5 squares from the chocolate bark package and got over 100 flowers. So remember that the chocolate goes really far when you are piping out small shapes)
Make sure to stir the chocolate for about one minute after each 30 second interval because the chocolate will continue to melt after you remove it from the microwave and you don't want to put in back in too soon and burn the chocolate.
(Tip on the chocolate:
I used the chocolate bark instead of white chocolate chips because it's cheaper and will taste the same since such a small amount is being eaten at once)
Once the chocolate is evenly melted scoop it into a large zip top freezer bag.
Very carefully cut off a tiny piece of one of the corners of the bag.
Tear off a sheet of wax paper to fit one of your cookie sheets. This is where you will pipe the chocolate to make your shapes.
If you are doing a more complicated design you may want to create a pattern to trace for your design. If so, just slide this pattern under the wax paper before you begin piping.
I started with a pattern, but ended up doing most of my flowers by hand once I got the hang of it.
Once the chocolate is cool enough to handle (which should only be a few moments) and your wax paper is laid out you are ready to pipe. Don't worry if your first few aren't perfect, piping chocolate out of a bag is not the easiest thing to master!
But have no fear!
After a little practice you'll be piping out all sorts of great cupcake toppers to make your party one of a kind!
Once your toppers are finished place them in the refrigerator to harden before stacking carefully in a Tupperware until it's time to place on the cupcakes.
To make the icing match your theme just add some food coloring to white vanilla icing until you get the desired color.
Ice the cupcakes and have fun adding your custom cupcake toppers for all your guests to enjoy!