Sprinkles make everything better. Place two treats side by side, one with sprinkles and the other without, and chances are you’ll take the sprinkled one! It’s just so much more appealing than a plain jane treat. They act like edible confetti; Adding just the right amount of sugar, color, and whimsy. Just what you want for a Valentine’s Day treat! With that sentiment in mind, we created the Sprinkle Me Cupcake Topper so everyone can enjoy the satisfaction that comes from pouring sprinkles all over your cupcake! Taking a nod from Alice and Wonderland, we made a “sprinkle me” flag to attach to the toothpick, giving the recipient the OK to snip the heart and pour those glorious little sprinkles all over! No need for restraint! Perfect for children and the child within us all, make the Sprinkle Me Cupcake Topper for all your Valentines this year!
Sprinkle Me Cupcake Toppers
- Vellum paper ( I used 4, 8.5 by 11 sheets to make a dozen toppers)
- Scissors or Cricut machine
- Neon pink thread and sewing machine
- Sprinkles (We used a mix of basic rainbow jimmies and Sweetapolita’s XXXX mix)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Using the heart template provided, cut out heart shapes using scissors or a Cricut machine. You’ll need 2 hearts for each topper, so 24 hearts for a dozen cupcakes.
- Thread your sewing machine with neon pink thread. Place two vellum hearts together and sew around the edge, leaving a 1-inch opening. I used a zipper presser foot to get really close to the edge.
- Fill the hearts with 1 to 2 teaspoons of sprinkles, evenly distributing them throughout the heart, but careful so they don’t fall out the opening.
- Sew the opening closed, using a backstitch to secure the seams. Trim the threads.
- Hot glue a toothpick to the base of the heart, about 1/2 inch up.
- Cut out the “sprinkle me” flags, score on the marked line to make a fold, and glue around each toothpick below the heart.
Stick one heart into each cupcake and deliver to your sprinkle-loving pals!
Photography by Jane Merritt | Crafting by Rebecca Hansen