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Make the most adorable tutu cupcake toppers
Here is a tutorial to make the cutest cupcake toppers for a Ballerina party.
You could also update the body to have wings for a Fairy themed party.

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  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 1
    Step 1

    Handdraw a template for the bodice. To make it perfectly symmetrical, fold in two when cutting it out.
    Use your template to draw the bodice on the decorated paper/card stock (draw on the backside so the pencil marks won't show...)

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the bodice with scissors and hot glue a cocktail stick at the back.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make a crepe paper rosette for the tutu:
    Cut out 20cm lengths of crepe paper streamers.
    Take two strips of crepe paper, put them on top of each other and fold in two lengthwise.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the crease as a guide and sew the whole length of the strip with matching thread.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then make the paper slide (pull delicately, be careful not to rip the paper) so as to create the folds. Close the rosette by making a knot with the two ends of the thread. Cut excess thread with scissors.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 6
    Step 6

    Close the rosette by making a knot with the two ends of the thread. Cut excess thread with scissors.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fluff the rosette by separating the layers gently.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slide the rosette on the cocktail stick.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 9
    Step 9

    Turn the tutu upside down (you are now holding the bodice in you hand) and apply some hot glue in the centre of the rosette.

  • How to make a cake topper. Ballerina Tutu Cupcake Topper - Step 10
    Step 10

    If you wish to hide the glue, add a small circle of crepe paper while the glue is still hot.

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Isaura
Isaura · De Haan, Flanders, BE · 36 projects
This is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing this Happy
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