How to make an affordable and attractive cake and cupcake toppers.
DIY Cupcake Toppers. To make these adorable mini-toppers, all we need is a bar of melted chocolate, a plain wafer, graham crackers, crushed nuts, and sprinkles. Easy melt chocolates or candy melts is perfect, this will elevate plain wafer and graham crackers to the next level. Chocolate covered wafer and graham crackers topped with colorful sprinkles, and crushed nuts. This will make your cupcake topper look good and fancy.
As promised from my previous post, we’re going to make cute cupcake toppers on a budget. I’m using a Goya Chocolate Bar (35g) on this recipe coz’ all we need is an eight pieces topper of each design. In this recipe, I choose ingredients that I already have in my pantry. I’m going to use the plain vanilla wafer and graham crackers. I really wanted to use, but unfortunately, all I have are mini-colored mallows and twisted tri-color mallows which I don’t like to use in this particular recipe. So let’s start…
Makes: 8 pieces of each design
White Chocolate covered Wafer with Sprinkles:
- 1 (35g) Goya White Chocolate Bar
- 1 (50g) Richoco Vanilla Cream Wafer
- 2 tbsp. Sprinkles
Dark Chocolate “Star with Sprinkles”:
- 1 (35g) Goya Dark Chocolate Bar
- 2 tbsp. Sprinkles or crushed nuts)
Dark Chocolate covered Graham with Almonds:
- 1 (35g) Goya Dark Chocolate Bar
- 2 pcs. Graham Crackers, cut in triangles
- 2 tbsp. Toasted, sliced Almonds
You Also Need:
- A chocolate molder, any shape and design.
Check out Video Recipe:
- Let’s Prepare Our White Chocolate covered Wafer with Sprinkles: You need to chop the chocolate in small pieces. Melt chocolate in a microwave or double boiler and stir until melts completely. Cut wafer in desired size,shape and dip vanilla wafer in melted white chocolate and shake off excess chocolate. Place covered wafer in a tray lined with wax paper and top with sprinkles.
Repeat process until melted chocolate has been used. Chill wafer in the fridge to set and your cupcake toppers are ready to use. Store extra wafer in an airtight container for other use.
- Let’s Prepare Our Dark Chocolate “Star with Sprinkles”: You need to chop the chocolate in small pieces. Melt chocolate in a microwave or double boiler and stir until melts completely. Divide melted chocolate in the molder and make sure you can yield at least 8 pieces. A 1 (35g) of Goya chocolate bar is perfectly fit for this kind of molder. Top with sprinkles or crushed nuts of your choice. Chill in the fridge until set, and your cupcake toppers are ready to use.
If you don’t have chocolate molder that’s fine, no problem. Actually, this is not what I intended to make :). I really wanted a Chocolate covered Marshmallow with Sprinkles. Since I don’t have White Marshmallow at the moment, I use my chocolate molder instead. It’s not a 3-Ingredient Cupcake Topper anymore…LOL
- Let’s Prepare Our Dark Chocolate covered Graham with Almonds: First, you need to toast your sliced or slivered almonds in a pan, over low fire. Toss the frying pan until your almonds are lightly brown. Fire off, and let it cool. Meanwhile, you need to chop the chocolate in small pieces. Melt chocolate in a microwave or double boiler and stir until melts completely. Cut your graham crackers in the desired shape. Dip graham crackers in melted dark chocolate and shake off excess chocolate. Place covered graham in a tray lined with wax paper and top with toasted almonds. Repeat process until melted chocolate has been used. Chill graham in the until set, and your cupcake toppers are ready to use.
If you don’t have sliced Almonds, you can use any kinds of nuts you have on hand. And if you’re allergic to nuts, you can replace it with Rice Krispies or crushed cereals like Koko Krunch.
I hope you like our adorable and super easy to make cake and cupcake toppers idea. I’ve got nothing more to say, coz’ I’m so excited to show you how cute and fancy it turned out 🙂
White Chocolate covered Wafer with SprinklesDark Chocolate “Star with Sprinkles”
Dark Chocolate covered Graham with Almonds
Finally, we’re done making our 1st DIY cupcake toppers, coz’ I’m planning to feature another cupcake toppers soon. And before I said goodbye, I just wanna point out that I used different kinds of cupcake liners as you can see in those photos. Just to show you how will affect the entire look of your output. From a cheap plain white paper liner, colored paper liner and foil paper liner. So, now it’s up to you which cupcake liners would you choose if you’re going to make this. Thanks for visiting guys, have a wonderful and blessed weekend and see you on my next post. 🙂
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