6 DIY Cake Toppers You Can Make (Or Buy!) Last Minute

There have been occasions when you've had the time to personally bake a cake for your best friend, or mom, or significant other. You spent all night making it, you applied the icing perfectly, you handcrafted all of the decorations, and you transported it to the birthday party with such care, you'd think you were handling your firstborn child.

But sometimes you can barely squeeze in a minute to pick up a box of Entenmann's, and when you get to the store at the last minute, all they have left is a raspberry danish when you needed a yellow cake with chocolate icing and now you look like a bad friend.

Well no matter what your cake situation is, homemade cake toppers are a super easy way to add personal touches to any cake, no matter if it is homemade or not.

Balloon Cake Topper

No party is complete without balloons and cupcakes and no one understands that better than StudioDIY. If you have some paper clips and colored paper around the house, you can make this in a pinch!

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Bunting Cake Toppers

Make your next party so cute it’s almost gross with these toppers. Bunting cake toppers will always be my favorite and HonestlyYUM has an excellent tutorial to make your own.

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Ghostly Cake Toppers

Sure it’s not Halloween, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about these ghostly cake toppers from A Beautiful Mess. I’ve never seen anything this spooky be this cute.

Image: A Beautiful Mess

Chalk Cake Toppers

These photo booth props are obviously adorable but they can also double as the perfect cake decoration. Plus the chalkboard surface makes them useful for any celebration. Get some over at ChalkStyle.

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Paper Napkins Turned Cake Toppers

StudioDIY’s napkin cake toppers are among the easiest to make and of course, among the cutest too. I’m such a sucker for pennants.

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Printable Cake Toppers

These printable PDFs found on Chela Williams’ Etsy store are intended for photo booths but I would argue they would be adorable on a cake too. Imagine how cute that Carnival banner would be across a plate of cupcakes.

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