How to Make a Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper

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February 6, 2018

Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - three cupcakes with heart decoration in the center oneThis is a fun and budget-friendly craft for all ages. The heart is made of a simple pipe cleaner and a handful of ring-shaped cereal. You can also eat the fruity cereal as a bonus treat! ;)



  • pipe cleaners
  • Froot Loops cereal
Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - cereal and pipe cleaners


  1. Bend one pipe cleaner exactly in half.
  2. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - bend a pipe cleaner in half
  3. Hold the pipe cleaner at the middle fold, then puff out the sides to start forming a heart.
  4. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - hold center and begin creating a heart shape
  5. Keep bending until you have a perfect heart shape.
  6. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - heart shape
  7. Keep a small portion of extra space on each side of the heart at the bottom so it can stick into the cupcake.
  8. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - leave a bit on both sides at the bottom to stick into the cupcake

  9. Thread the cereal onto the pipe cleaner from each end until it's full, leaving the small extra portion bare.
  10. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - thread the cereal onto the pipe cleaner from both sides leaving the bottoms bare for inserting into the cupcake
  11. Twist the uncovered piece of pipe cleaner at the bottom to secure the cereal and make a post to poke into the cupcake.
  12. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - twist the bottom
  13. Press the heart down into the center of the cupcake.
  14. Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - stick into your cupcake
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