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DIY // Confetti Cake Topper

So in my previous blog post I included some photos of my cutesy birthday cake and I mentioned that I would do a little tutorial on how I made my confetti "20" topper. Here it is! For some reason I don't realize the potential for blogging when I'm doing certain blog-worthy things, so I don't have many pictures of the process itself. Anyway.

What You Need:

  • hot glue gun
  • confetti (I made my own, since I searched our whole house and couldn't find confetti or glitter or sparkles)
  • wooden skewer sticks (I'm sure you could use something different, like striped straws or toothpicks, depending on how big you want your topper to be)
  • parchment paper


  • Lay out your piece of parchment paper and have your glue heating up
  • Once the hot glue is ready, use it to draw out whatever you want your topper to be. For instance, I started out by making a "2" out of glue and later made my "0".
  • While the glue is still pliable and hot, stick the skewer into it. Let it dry and then do another layer of glue over the letter/number and sprinkle confetti on top.
  • Proceed to do the same thing for the rest of your letters/numbers and let them cool (I actually put mine in the freezer for a few minutes so it would be easier to peel off the paper).
  • Once they are cool enough to peel off the paper, do so and continue the same process on the other side, so that both sides are covered completely in confetti.
  • If there are bare spots or you feel like the toppers need more confetti, add more glue and confetti in wherever needed.
  • Voila! Cute, colorful, fun, confetti cake topper! Super easy and quick.

If you don't have any confetti, but you do have tissue paper, you're in luck! I took multiple different colors of old tissue paper (it doesn't matter if it's wrinkly) and cut it into little tiny pieces. Be warned, these get everywhere! It's worth it. ;)

Here are a few photos of the process and end result.