It is my strongly held belief that cake toppers are the pièce de résistance of a well-thought out party. Cake toppers will make a cake look infinitely more impressive and will help tie together a party’s theme like no other, but they can be deceptively easy to make. Here are a few of my favorite DIY cake toppers – simple and lovely – with a few handmade options thrown in for those of you (and sometimes me) who aren’t quite as crafty!
16 DIY and Handmade Cake Toppers For Baby's First Birthday
Cake toppers are a great way to tie in a party’s theme and add a bit of flair to your little one’s birthday bash!
DIY Tissue Tassel Garland Cake Topper
It’s like a party on a cake!
See DIY Tutorial at Something Turquoise
DIY Geometric Cake Topper
A cool, modern take on birthday cake toppers. I kind of want these for my birthday this summer!
See DIY Tutorial at Minted
Custom Hearts Cake Topper
This sweetly stitched cake topper is adorable!
Purchase for $35.00 from Petit 25 on Etsy
DIY Feather Cake Topper
I’ve swooned over this cake topper since Kelli first posted it on her blog quite awhile ago. I loved the entire theme of her daughter Rylee’s birthday party.
See DIY Tutorial at Kelli Murray Art
Celebrate Cake Topper
If simple and graphic is your speed, then this cake topper could be just the thing.
Purchase for $35.00 from Tiny Blossoms on Etsy
DIY Rainbow Rock Candy Cake Topper
Simple, fun and colorful. A great idea for those of us who are a little bit challenged in the crafting department.
See DIY Tutorial at Studio DIY
DIY Paper Crane Cake Topper
I love the idea of basing an entire birthday party around this paper crane theme – so cute!
See DIY Tutorial at Omiyage Blogs
DIY Geo Shapes Cake Topper
This is the coolest table runner, but I think the geometric shapes would also make perfect cake toppers!
See DIY Tutorial by Sarah Park at Ruffled Blog
Oh Happy Day Cake Topper
Pretty sure this topper is meant for a wedding, but birthdays are definitely happy days as well and this is lovely.
Purchase for $36.00 from First Snowfall on Etsy
DIY Sprinkle Cake Topper
What kid wouldn’t love a sprinkle topped cake?
See DIY Tutorial at Kojo Designs
DIY Sparkly Cake Topper
This is pure genius. An inexpensive and simple way to dress up a cake.
See DIY Tutorial by Claire of Fellow Fellow at Say Yes To Hoboken
DIY Kite Garland Cake Topper
This would be great for a kite or spring-themed birthday party.
See DIY Tutorial at Studio DIY
DIY Fringe Balloon Cake Topper
This makes me want to go with a balloon theme for Fern’s next birthday and include some Geronimo balloons in the mix to go with this cake!
See DIY Tutorial at Icing Designs
DIY Crafty Cake Topper
I am so glad there are such great DIY bloggers out there to come up with these lovely, simple and clever ideas and tutorials. This is for a wedding, but could definitely be adapted for a birthday.
See DIY Tutorial at 100 Layer Cake
DIY Glitter Hearts Cake Topper
Birthdays should always include a little bit of sparkle.
See DIY Tutorial at Sugar & Cloth
Personalized Cake Topper
How cute would a mini-likeness of your little one be on top of a birthday cake?
Purchase for $37.00 from Miss Sarah Cake on Etsy