DIY Summer Sun Cake Topper with Crayola Model Magic

We are big believers in cake as a centerpiece, and this Summer Sun Cake Topper will pull everyone and everything into its orbit. It’s a cinch to make with some basic craft supplies…as are the rest of the goodies for our Summer Birthday Party. Check out all ideas and tips and free printables at, and learn how to make our Smiley Face Treat Boxes right here.

Frosted white birthday cake with yellow sprinkle band around the bottom decorated with a DIY Summer Sun Cake Topper; birthday party setting.

How to make the Summer Sun Cake Topper


  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Rolling pin
  • Bowl (or another circle-shaped thing to trace)
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Craft knife
  • Paint brush or foam brush
  • Acrylic craft paint in the party palette
  • About 13 4″ treat sticks
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Cake

Using a craft knife to trace the outline of a bowl onto a rolled-out piece of white Crayola Model Magic.

Roll out a piece of Model Magic to about 1/4″ thick. Pop a bowl (or plate or any other circle-shaped thing) on top and trace it with a craft knife.

Using a ruler and craft knife to cut a half circle of Crayola Model Magic.

Use a ruler or straight edge to cut a half circle. Let the Model Magic dry for 12-24 hours so it’s hard enough to stand up.

Using a foam brush to paint half-circle Model Magic shape yellow; also shown, treat sticks painted a variety of pastel colors..

Paint the sun with bright yellow acrylic paint.

Either roll, dip or paint the treat sticks in a variety of colors: some solid, some half-and-half.

Hot-gluing painted treat sticks to a half-sun shape.

Use hot glue to attached the treat sticks to the outer edge of the sun. To get them evenly spaced, you can either pre-mark the spots or start by putting sticks in the top center and outside edges, then spacing out sticks between them.

Adding treat-stick anchors to the DIY Summer Sun Cake Topper.

Glue two unpainted treat sticks straight edge to poke into the cake.

Cake decorated with DIY Summer Sun Cake Topper made with Crayola Model Magic.

Add the cake topper to your homemade or store-bought cake.

Birthday party scene with "Sprinkles 4Ever" banner.

Make the Summer Sun Topped Cake the center of your party universe. (Print your banner alphabet and menus here, and get Smiley Face Treat Box instructions here.)

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  1. 9.5.20 | Reply
    Blaire wrote:

    I love this project! Such a fun and cute party set-up too! ☀️