Try these six adorable ideas for creative -- and easy -- toppers to make your child's birthday cupcakes special.
A sweet idea -- poke the pointed end of a wood skewer into colorful gumballs and trim the skewer down to size.
More candles equal more fun. Pile on different types for a whimsical touch. Extra wishing power not guaranteed.
Trace a profile picture of your little one onto bright paper, cut it out, and tape it to a decorative paper straw.
To the Letter
Bend metallic chenille stems to spell out a name or make shapes. Slip a short piece of a plastic drinking straw over one end and insert it into the cake.
Thread baker's twine through Swedish Fish candy and tie to a skewer to make it look like you've got quite the catch on every cupcake.
Fold your own flora; use tissue paper to craft these pretty decorations.
One 20" x 30" sheet of tissue paper, scissors, wooden skewer, adhesive tape, floral or washi tape
Originally published in the May 2014 issue of Parents magazine.