Serve a slice of happy with these DIY birthday cake toppers

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers

Have birthdays become ho-hum? Need to add some spice to your spice cake? Some dazzle to your devil’s food? We’ve got just the thing: 10 easy DIY birthday cake toppers. Get ready to impress your guests and let your birthday honorees enjoy their cake while they eat it too.

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Banner day

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Banner Day

Rippling flags display a celebratory wish for the birthday boy or girl’s big day. So sound the trumpets, light the candles, and herald the beginning of an amazing year.

Download the banner day cake topper instructions and templates.

Birthday blooms  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Birthday Blooms

A bursting bouquet of colorful, fanciful flowers will lead the birthday girl down a primrose path filled with good wishes. And at the end of the path, there’s cake!

Download the birthday blooms cake topper instructions and templates.

Yodeling yeti  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Yodeling Yeti

What boy or girl wouldn’t love a mountain of cake topped with this “Happy Birthday” yodeling, abominably adorable snowman? An avalanche of good wishes is sure to follow.

Download the yodeling yeti cake topper instructions and templates.

Birthday blastoff  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Birthday Blastoff

Celebrate the birthday boy or girl with this space-age cake topper. It will blow the socks off any final frontiersman or woman—and it won’t cost an astronomical amount to make.

Download the rocket ship cake topper instructions and templates.

Garden wishes  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Garden Wishes

A bevy of bons mots paired with butterflies, blooms and bright yellow suns will top your host of cupcakes for the birthday honoree most sweetly.

Download the garden wishes cake topper instructions and templates.

Numero uno  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Numero Uno

Celebrate a milestone birthday for someone special with a little number crunching (or at least number chewing). These fancy little cake toppers will spell it out better than words—this birthday is a big one!

Download the numero uno cake topper instructions and templates.

In a word…Yippee!  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Word Banner

Do we have to spell it out? This cake topper lets you share a message your birthday honoree needs to hear. Choose your words wisely, and have fun celebrating (or gently poking fun) at the birthday boy or girl.

Download the word cake topper instructions and templates.

Little boy blue  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Party Horn

These soothing baby blues are perfect for a first birthday party (or a baby shower). They’re easy to make—simply update some store-bought party horns using pastel card stock and crepe paper streamers. (Fun tip: Make horns in primary colors for a toddler’s cake, or use the birthday boy or girl’s favorite colors.)

Download the party horn cake topper instructions.

Precocious princess  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Crown

Here’s a cake topper that’s fit for a princess. Made from simple ingredients like pink paper, ruffled streamers and gold glitter, this pretty princess-pleaser will dress up your royal birthday confection with aplomb (and possibly applause).

Download the crown cake topper instructions and templates.

Crash the party  

DIY Birthday Cake Toppers: Missile

This one-of-a-kind cake topper is strategically designed to decimate anyone’s birthday blues. And the separate pieces make it look like the cake has been shot clean through. Target acquired!

Download the missile cake topper instructions and templates.

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  • Contributions by Hallmark photo stylist Betsy Gantt, Hallmark designer Amber Goodvin and Hallmark designer Katie Larson.