How to Make Christmas Tree Cake Toppers

Learn how to make snow-covered Christmas tree cake toppers using ice cream cones and candy. Use these on a wedding cake, holiday cake or cupcake.
By: The Cake Blog

Old-fashioned sugar cones are covered in sparkling white candy to make a yummy forest of cake toppers.

- cylinder ice cream sugar cones in various sizes
- candy melts (white)
- sparkling sugar, sanding sugar and sugar pearls

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Picture Perfect

Bring old-school charm to the reception with fun polaroid shots of the bride and groom, like this creative cake shot by Jenny Ebert Photography.

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Fresh Blooms

Great for a spring wedding, fresh flowers are an easy way to add color and texture to your cake in a natural, organic way.

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Southwestern Steer

A spectrum of color and sparkle, this wedding cake is topped off with a steer head and adds a whimsical touch to the southwestern reception. 

Photo By: Courtesy of Katie Kalafat

Cultural Toppers

These peg dolls dressed in traditional African clothing are a great fit for the bride and groom who are celebrating their heritage. Toppers can be customized in an Indian sari, Scottish kilts, Japanese kimonos and more. You can custom order these toppers or purchase a kit to make your own. Design by Creative Butterfly XOX

Paper Blooms

Handmade florals are equally pretty!

Photo By: Greg Finck Photography

Toy Toppers

It may be your wedding day, but that doesn't mean you can't act like a kid! Choose a favorite toy from the past (LEGOs? Barbies? Matchbox cars?), and adorn your cake with them for a fun, personal touch.

Photo By: Robert Crum

Party Flags

A simple project that makes a big (and sparkly!) statement, these easy-to-make party flags from Something Turquoise are the perfect cake toppers to really get guests in the celebratory mood.

Photo By: Something Turquoise

Golden Figurines

Elegant and antique, these dainty objects are the perfect toppers for a vintage-inspired wedding.

Photo By: Michael & Carina Photography

Peg People

Custom order a set of these peg dolls to be a perfect match of you and your betrothed. Product: Lovebirds Goods

Photo By: Melissa Clark

Icing on the Cake

This yummy-looking cake by Umpleby’s Bakery & Café in Hanover, New Hampshire proves that simple roses made of icing can be just as stunning as a pricey, store-bought cake topper. Bonus: this version is totally edible!

Photo By: Aaron Watson Photography

Best Day Ever

You don't have to have people cake toppers. Use a phrase that sums up the whole day or even a quote about love that you and your spouse like. Tiny banners with twine are a great choice for rustic weddings.

Photo By: David's Bridal

Winter Wonderland

For a holiday wedding, create a winter wonderland on top of your cake. Made from ice-cream cones and sugar candy, these trees would make any cake sparkle. Download the instructions. Design by The Cake Blog.

Photo By: Half Baked, thecakeblog.com

In Season

Fresh berries are an unexpected way to infuse a bit of bright color into a plain white cake.

Geodes

These trendy sparklers add a dose of fashionable color to your main dessert.

From: Heather Baird

Photo By: Heather Baird

Thank You for Bean Here

This groom's cake is topped with coffee beans the groom roasted himself as a nod to his favorite treat.

Fruit + Floral

It’s hard to top the beauty of fresh flowers and gorgeous in-season fruit as a cake decoration.

From: Heather Baird

Photo By: Heather Baird

Wire Writing

Save money and create an impressive wire design for the top of your cake that looks like a million bucks. Get the step-by-step instructions

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Calligraphy

This pretty topper is simple yet oh-so-glamorous.

Photo By: Michael & Carina Photography

Keep It Simple

If you're going for a rustic vibe, sometimes basic is the best way to go, as was the case with this simple cake that features two unpainted wooden pegs and DIY bunting.

Photo By: Emily Fazio

Pinwheels

Using strips of colorful craft paper, toothpicks and a glue gun, you can create cupcake pinwheel toppers. For a vintage twist, personalize your cupcake toppers with antique buttons — maybe a few from your mother's wedding dress. Learn how to make these. Design by Kellan Studios.

Firework Display

Make a spectacle of your dessert presentation with cake sparklers. Keep in mind that safety is first; only use if your outdoor entertaining takes place in a wide open area.

You're My Lobster!

If your love is as strong as Ross and Rachael's, say it with adorable topper.

Photo By: Chicago Factory

Just Beachy

Fun for a wedding on the coast or great for a couple who simply loves the beach, a couple of brightly-painted beach chairs look just right on top of Design Star Meg Caswell's "sandy" wedding cake.

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Deer-ly Beloved

Another adorable option is this cute deer couple, complete with bowtie and veil. Find this sweet pair at MorganTheCreator's Etsy shop.

Photo By: MorganTheCreator

Melt the white candy coating in a microwave as directed on its package. Stir until it is smooth.

Dip the ice cream cones into hte melted candy. If your bowl is not deep enough to dip straight down, roll the cone on its side. Let the excess candy drip off.

Sprinkle the cones with sanding sugar, sugar pearls or sprinkles. Hold the cone on two fingers so you don't leave any finger marks. Sprinkle, until all areas of the cone are covered. Sprinkle the cone over a bowl so you can catch the extra sprinkles and reuse them later for touch ups. If you use waffle cones, break a little bit off to even out the bottom, so that the cone will stand up on its own before coating.

Set the cones onto parchment or wax paper until hardened. This is a good time to touch up any areas you missed. They firm up nice and quick and will actually be quite solid once set. Place them on top of a cake or cupcake for a super easy decoration.

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Sparkling Christmas Tree Cake Topper

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Sparkling Christmas Tree Cake Topper

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