January 26, 2013

Geometric Cupcake Topper Tutorial

Looking for a modern cupcake topper for a party? These geometric shapes are my new favorite! For this tutorial I used clay from the craft store, but if you're making these for a kids party just use fondant instead, following the same steps. 
You will need:
> Clay (I used Sculpey)
> Toothpicks
> Kitchen utensils to cut your clay (I used a pizza cutter)
> Foil
> Wax paper (to protect whatever surface you're working on from getting stained)
For circle shapes:
Break a piece of your clay off and roll into a burrito shape, I know I use really technical terms right?
Then cut your clay into slices.
Mold the clay into your desired circle and gently stick your toothpick through the clay. Set your finished toppers on a foil lined baking sheet.
For triangle shapes:
Roll your clay into a burrito shape and flatten with the flat side of your pizza cutter.

 Cut your flattened dough (I kept thinking of Flat Stanley for some reason) in a repeated diagonal as pictured below.
You now have a bunch of tiny triangles! Yay! Mold each of them until they have smooth edges and stick on your toothpicks.
Put these puppies aside for baking.
For square or rectangle shapes:
These are super easy, repeat your steps to make triangles, pressing two together and mold smooth. Don't you remember that from Geometry class in high school? Ha.
Bake your cupcake toppers according to it's packing directions. Every brand has different baking times and heat temperatures, so don't go and throw away the packaging. You'll need it later.
I think these toppers are colorful and fun!


Monica @ mon makes things said...

These are so cute! So simple, but so genius... I'm totally smitten. :)

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

I just tried out that clay stuff for the first time this week it's so fun. I love the idea of cupcake toppers with them. I hope you'll be adding this and any other posts you're proud of to my link party :)

Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

Linda said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought to make my own cupcake toppers out of clay.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

My hubby the math guy would really get a kick out of these! Thanks for sharing them with us on A Crafty Soiree!

Elizabeth said...

These are so awesome April!!! I'm featuring you on Monday :)