How to Make Christmas Tree Cake Toppers
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
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.
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
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!
For pieces that are reflective of you and your partner, Concarta offers customized paper sculptures designed to match your likeness, down to every detail, including the flowers. Simply send a photo of you and your partner and include any special details about your wedding. Design by Angela Belt.
Another great idea for a holiday wedding is adorning your cake with a cluster of decadent and delicious sugared cranberries, an unexpected bright bit of color that tastes like candy. Get the recipe here.
Learn to make your own custom wedding cake toppers in any shape you like using polymer clay. Try two darling mice as seen here, or invent your own cake topper masterpiece. Get directions here.
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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