DIY daisy cake toppers for a spring chicks rule party

Are you feeling the return of the ’70s vibes? Bright colors, flower power, retro lettering—we cannot get enough. So we’re calling this the Spring of Love and celebrating with a chicks rule party and this extremely groovy cake with DIY daisy cake toppers. Here’s how to make your own…

DIY Daisy Cake Toppers | thinkmakeshareblog.com

DIY Daisy Cake Cake Toppers | thinkmakeshareblog.com

How to make DIY daisy cake toppers

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • CAKES OR CUPCAKES COVERED IN WHITE FROSTING (YOU COULD ALSO TRY A NAKED CAKE) (BUT YOU COULD ALSO JUST ASK THE BAKERY TO FROST A CAKE FOR YOU)
  • WHITE HALLMARK TISSUE PAPER (NOT SAYING YOU COULDN’T GET ALL FANCY AND DO LOTS OF DIFFERENT COLORS)
  • 1″ STYROFOAM BALLS (1 for each daisy)
  • ROUND TOOTHPICKS (8–10 for each daisy)
  • WOODEN SKEWERS (1 for each daisy)
  • YELLOW, GREEN, AND WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT
  • SCISSORS
  • PAINTBRUSH
  • MOD PODGE
  • CRAFT GLUE (OPTIONAL)
  • PAINT PALETTE OR PAPER PLATE
  • FOAM BLOCK OR STYROFOAM EGG CARTON
  • SCRAP PAPER

Supplies for DIY Daisy Cake Toppers | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Paint the stems and centers

Start by painting the balls yellow and the wooden skewers green. Leave a few inches of the pointed end of the skewer unpainted for food safety. Let those dry.

Optional: Paint the toothpicks white, too, so the wood doesn’t show through the tissue paper. This is an admittedly fussy step, but that’s who we are.

Pro tip

Stick the blunt end of the skewer into the ball before you paint them, the poke it into a foam block or upside down Styrofoam egg carton to dry.

Cutting petals out of tissue paper | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Making a bunch of petals

Draw your own petal shape—basically a teardrop with the pointy tip cut off. You can make it long and lean or short and squatty.

To get more bang for your cut, fold your tissue paper a few times and trace the petals before you cut them out. You’ll want 8–10 petals per flower, and you’ll need two pieces of tissue paper for each petal.

Gluing tissue paper petals to toothpicks | thinkmakeshareblog.com

To make each petal:

  • Put a tissue petal on a piece of scrap paper and paint it with Mod Podge.
  • Center a toothpick on the petal with a little bit of one of the pointed ends sticking out.
  • Smooth another tissue petal over the top.

Gluing tissue paper petals to toothpicks | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Stick the petals in the foam block or egg carton, or lay them flat to dry.

Gluing tissue paper petals to toothpicks | thinkmakeshareblog.com

Putting the daisies together

With the yellow center firmly on the green skewer (add some glue if it seems wobbly), start adding the petals.

Adding tissue paper petals to DIY Daisy Cake Toppers

Adding tissue paper petals to DIY Daisy Cake Toppers

Pro tips

  • If you want the petals evenly spaced, start by putting two directly across from each other. Then center two more at the top and bottom. Then fill in, placing the new petals a little behind the others to add dimension.
  • Trim the toothpicks if they’re starting to bump into each other inside the ball.
  • Add a little glue to secure the toothpicks.

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Adding finished DIY Daisy Cake Toppers to a white frosted cake

Poke the daisy cake toppers into your cake or cupcakes.

Finished DIY Daisy Cake Toppers in a white frosted cake

To make a big impact, scatter three or five of them on top of your cake.

Finished DIY Daisy Cake Toppers in white frosted cupcakes

A single flower on a cupcake is JUST. THE. CUTEST. (You’ll notice we coordinated the cupcake liners with the stems and petals.)

DIY Daisy Cake Toppers on a white frosted cake

Isn’t this the most spring thing you’ve ever seen? We made this cake covered with DIY daisy cake toppers the centerpiece of a chicks rule Easter party. We’d love to see what you do with this idea. Post your pics on Instagram and tag @think.make.share.

Photography and styling by Erin M.

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