DIY Tutorial: Pom Pom Cupcake Toppers

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I think I've found a new favorite, through one of my newest go-to-places... pinterestXiaolu from 6 Bittersweets has some amazing food-related tutorials and recipes. I kinda wish I lived back in the DC area, so I could order one of her gourmet cakes or any other baking creation! Xiaolu's photography is SUPERB and her food looks simply delicious. I'm talking mouth-watering yumminess! For her first feature -- oh yes... there will definitely be more from 6 Bittersweets -- I'm going to share with you her DIY tutorial for pom pom cupcake toppers. Fun in ANY color! {Inspired by Potter & Butler}

From Xiaolu... I hope you guys liked these pom-pom cupcake toppers from my rum and raspberry custard cupcakes because they're not only fun and festive but easy to make! So fun and easy, in fact, that I'm debuting my first ever tutorial post today to show you how to make these with just a few simple tools and supplies, all readily available at your local crafts store. Potter & Butler deserves full credit for inspiring these toppers, but I must admit I'm pretty proud of myself for figuring out how to recreate them! Especially 'cause the premade ones are more than I can afford, poor student that I be =p. Plus, making my own let's me make them in any color, and I'm even gonna try combining several colors in the same topper!

Materials Needed:
Tissue paper (any color)
2-inch circle craft punch (such as this one)
Sewing needle
Thread (preferably in similar color to tissue paper)
4 to 5-inch lollipop sticks OR wooden skewers cut to size
Double-sided tape

For the step-by-step instructions plus even more detailed photography, check out the original post from 6 Bittersweets.

Tutorial: 6 Bittersweets / Photography: Xiaolu Hou Photography / Inspired by Potter & Butler 


Xiaolu said...

Thanks for the feature and saying such sweet things about my blog. Love your site and Pinterest addict here as well =D.

Tanisha_G said...

Thanks for so many great ideas! I am going to make this for a baby shower!