Cupcake Toppers For Baby Shower

I’ve got a little baby shower to go to, and I’m trying to figure out how to make cupcakes that will look cute. I’ve seen these ones with bows on the top and thought that would be nice. But then again, maybe it’s not too cute for dessert! Here are some ideas for food-safe baby shower cupcake toppers:

Blue fondant

Blue fondant is a paste made from sugar and water. It has a long shelf life, so you can use it for many different projects over the course of time.

It’s easy to use and available in many different colors, including blue.

Pink fondant

  • Combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of water, and one-quarter teaspoon of cream of tartar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add food coloring to achieve desired color. (The more concentrated the color, the lighter it will be.) Mix well with a fork until smooth and pliable.
  • Knead until mixture becomes soft and smooth. If too sticky for rolling out on counter top or work surface, add additional powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until proper consistency is achieved.
  • Roll out fondant on countertop or work surface to approximately 1/8-inch thick using a rolling pin.* Cut fondant with cookie cutters into shapes that will fit your cupcake.* Remove excess fondant as necessary with an offset spatula; pinch off any excess around edges so they will adhere better when placed on top of cupcakes.* Place cutouts onto parchment paper lined baking sheets and allow them to dry completely overnight before placing on cupcakes; do not stack while drying!

1/2 inch diameter bone-shaped cookie cutters

  • Find a 1/2 inch diameter bone-shaped cookie cutter. You can find these at most craft stores, or even dollar stores. If you can’t find one that size, cut the top off of a tinier one and use it as a template for tracing out the desired shape on cardstock.
  • Cut out your shapes with scissors or an X-ACTO knife (be careful!).
  • Use your bone toppers on cupcakes! You can make bigger cupcakes using larger bones, or smaller ones using smaller bones—the choice is yours.

Powdered sugar

To make these adorable fondant cupcake toppers, you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of fondant (you can buy it at craft stores)
  • A small rolling pin or smooth cylinder object with a diameter slightly smaller than the hole in your cupcake (such as a wine bottle covered with plastic wrap).
  • Cookie cutters in whatever shapes you’d like. Round circles are great for polka dots, hearts and stars look cute too! Just make sure they’re small enough not to obscure the deliciousness of your cupcakes. You could even use mini molds if you really want to get fancy!
  • Toothpicks or bamboo skewers—anything that can be used as a hole puncher without breaking will work here. If you don’t have any toothpicks on hand, any kind of wooden skewer should do just fine since it’s being used purely for decoration purposes anyway!

Small rolling pin or smooth cylinder object, such as a wine bottle covered in plastic wrap

  • A rolling pin is the best tool to use for this step. It will help you roll out the fondant evenly, which will make your toppers look more professional.
  • If you don’t have a rolling pin, you can use a clean wine bottle wrapped in plastic wrap. Use enough plastic wrap so that only the top of the bottle sticks out and there are no gaps between layers of plastic wrap on either end of it. This will prevent any chance of getting food stains on your fondant when you roll it out onto your cylinder object! Make sure that whatever object you do choose is dry and clean before beginning this process!

Sturdy cardstock or toothpicks

Cardstock and toothpicks are your best options for making sturdy toppers. I recommend using cardstock because it’s the sturdiest, but you can use either if you want your topper to be more decorative and less functional. For example, if you’re making a tower of cupcakes or stacking them on top of each other (two or three tiers high), then using regular toothpicks might work well enough. However, if the cupcakes aren’t going anywhere after they’ve been assembled into their final formation, then getting some sturdy paper will make sure they stay put no matter how many times people pick up the cupcake tower!

If you’re going with cardboard, make sure that it’s thick enough so that when placed in an oven for baking purposes it won’t burn quickly due to thinness issues. If this happens before all guests have had time to eat their fill from these creations we can guarantee disaster will ensue within seconds so please don’t let this happen again!

Use these toppers to make baby shower cupcakes.

  • Make sure that your fondant is the right consistency. If it’s too thick, you won’t be able to get a clean cut around the edges of the cupcake once you’ve added an icing base.
  • Use a toothpick to make holes in your fondant. This will ensure that when you roll out the fondant, it doesn’t crack and break apart while on top of your cupcake, which makes for a less-than-cute display!

Roll out your fondant using a small rolling pin (the kind you might use for cookies). The thickness should be somewhere between 1/4” and 1/8″. Roll until you have enough room for all of your lettering and decorations! You can do this before cutting out letters with cookie cutters if needed—just roll until there is enough room for all those letters plus extras like hearts or flowers so there won’t be any overlapping letters when finished baking!


I hope these tips help you make some adorable baby shower cupcakes! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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