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DIY Paper Rosette Cupcake Tutorial

Cupcakes are a party favorite and the only thing better than a cupcake is a cupcake with a nicely decorated topper!

Ever wondered how the paper fans/rosettes are created that I often use to decorate cupcake toppers?

You can find them in my many styled parties and I’m happy to share with you just how I make these so you can too!

Required Supplies (click on the supplies to buy these items yourself):

Here is a great YouTube video to watch and see the assembly step by step!

Tim Holtz Paper Rosette with the Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot and Paper Rosette Die-Cut

My die-cut is well used!

Cut your patterned papers into strips.  It is best to use 12″ paper strips but you can also use printed patterned papers from the party sets.  The medallion die cut will be just shy of complete so I just use a circular paper punch for the that instead.

Run your die cut through the Big Shot.  Start with the extended spacer on the bottom, then 1 strip cutting pad, then the die-cut face up, then the paper and lastly the 2nd strip cutting pad on top.  Roll the die through the Big Shot. 

Remove the die cut paper rosette and proceed to accordion fold the long scallop piece along the perforated lines.  On one end, dab some hot glue or double sided tape.  

Roll the  paper into a cylinder and glue the two ends of the scallops together.

On a flat surface, gather the flat side of the cylinder tight together while spreading and pushing down on the top to create the rosette.   

Turn your rosette over and glue the medallion to the back side.  You can use double sided tape, but I recommend hot glue to ensure your rosette remains study.

Add a 2″ cupcake topper to the front side of the paper rosette, again using double sided tape or hot glue.   Lastly, add a lollipop stick to the back side of the paper rosette and pop your decorated cupcake topper into your cupcake!

I hope you recreate the paper rosette cupcake topper in your next party!

Here are a few other examples of how I used paper rosettes to decorate!

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As table centerpieces using photos and table confetti

Time Flies cupcake toppers!

Best in show, Our Lil Cowgirl ribbons

Modern Race Car Birthday

Welcome Race Fans! Start your engines and put your car into drive, this Modern Race Car Birthday Party by will make you feel alive!  Fill up on all the incredible party details to make your race party first to the finish line!

The race car obsession is real in my home which is filled with my three little boys! Our youngest has at least one in his hand at any given moment of the day (or night). Plus, he has at least several more tucked into his pockets for later!  Having three boys, I have learned so much about car names and racing stats, everyone has their favourite car brand! Needless to say this party theme as in my thoughts for quite some time!

Details to look for:

  • Checkered Race Flag cake placed high up on the winner’s podium
  • Gear shift cake pops
  • Racing sugar cookies
  • Gas pump juice boxes
  • Ready, Set, Go guest table
  • Cupcakes with custom toppers and wrappers
  • Letter names and pennant flag banners
  • Antifreeze punch placed in glass bottles
  • And so much more!

 

There is a tutorial on how to create the DIY Checked Backdrop on Black Twine, click here.

Full Race Car Printable party package can be purchased here:

Vendors:
Printable Party Package: Tania’s Design Studio
Cake: Sweetness by Lenka Achacoso
Cookies: Cookievonster

Stellar Space Theme Birthday

Three, Two, One…Blast off!  With out of this world treats and an amazing homemade rocket ship photo booth, Amy of A Dazzle Day, created a stellar space birthday party!

Party Highlights to look for:

  • Solar system chandelier
  • Glitter star garlands
  • Homemade rocket ship photo booth
  • Card board rocket ship crafts
  • Fun glitter embellished party printables!

Happy birthday Gavin!

Full party package available in my Etsy shop, here.

Playful Boys Camping Party at Home

It is so much fun to be in the wilderness, huddled around a fire, roasting s’mores and amking memories with friends. For little camper Musa’s third birthday, his party mom created this playful camp out party in the great indoors!  I love all the wooden elements that make you feel like you’re hanging out around the camp fire!

Be sure to spot these great details of this special attraction birthday party event:

  • Living Room Campsite with Teepee and Fire!
  • Large Marquee Letters on the Mantle
  • Campfire Cupcakes
  • S’mores Station with Custom Menu options
  • Hot Chocolate Takeaway Favors
  • and much more!

How amazing is the wood grain cake! The critter cake pops and adorable too!

A simple picture based scavenger hunt can make the game fun for all ages! Thank you for sharing your party pictures, I always love to see how my customers celebrate their happy occasions!

Full party package is available in my Etsy shop, here.

 

Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Another fabulous party from Amy of A Dazzle Day!  Party guests were invited to a scavenger hunt for Gavin’s 10th birthday.  With a fun birthday menu and hard detective work, this party was sure to keep kids happy and busy!

Be sure to spot these great details of this special attraction birthday party event:

  • Thumbprint ‘Scavenger Hunt’ signage
  • S’more cupcakes
  • Perfect mini sliders for little fingers
  • Kraft paper gable favor boxes filled with great detective gear!

The full Scavenger Hunt party package is available in my Etsy shop:

click here or the listing below

Happy celebrating!

Tania

Lights, Camera, Birthday!

Amy of A Dazzle Day is here to share a show stopper birthday so roll out the red carpet and prepare yourself for a fabulous birthday premiere!

Be sure to spot these great details of this special attraction birthday party event:

  • Concession stand filled with popcorn, hot dogs and cotton candy
  • Star studded cupcakes
  • Old Hollywood red curtains and marquee birthday banners
  • Movie reel water bottle labels

And MORE!

Interested in a creating a movie party for your kiddo, here is the full printable party package to get you started for so ‘reel’ fun!

Click Here or on the listing image below.

Happy celebrating!

Tania

Tania’s Design Studio

Dreamy Unicorn Magic Birthday Party

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This simply dreamy unicorn themed party was styled my Amy of A Dazzle Day! Amy asked for a whimsical, magical party package that would have all of Mia’s party guests prancing and leaping with joy!  This perfectly pastel color palette with the accents of navy and gold make this a unique color combo in the ever so popular rainbow unicorn party scene.

Be sure to spot these precious details of this magical birthday party event:

  • DIY unicorn headbands adorned with felt flowers
  • Waffle cones turned chocolate dipped unicorn horns
  • DIY felt clouds with streaming pastel ribbons
  • My Little Pony pinata turned unicorn
  • Adorable paper roll unicorn craft
  • Pink fur and boa seating for each honored guest
  • Beautifully patterned and scalloped plates

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Full party package available in shop, click here!

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Army Soldier Birthday Party

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Atten-HUT!  Left, Left, Left, Right Left!  Forward & march on up to see the many cool details of this Army Soldier Birthday Party.  Sargent Luka turned 9 and wanted a Boot Camp Style celebration with a compulsory Nerf gun fight.   With camo bandanas, some camo-cake, and a great drill sergeant, this party was a success…Mission Accomplished!

Party Highlights to look out for:

– Camouflage cake [inside & out] topped with a mini bunting and a soldier
– Dog tag favors for each Private and Badges of Honor DIY
– Army barracks tent dessert table backdrop

– Top Secret Draft Notice Invitation
– Obstacle course, Tug o War and Sniper training activities

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Army trail mix! Mixture of pretzels, yogurt covered raisins, goldfish, and mint Aero bites.

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Each Private invited, had a TOP SECRET Mission sealed and ready for after their enlistment.

The Mess Hall was a buzz with important work ahead!

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Simple games and activities kept the soldiers calm before deployment!

These DIY paper roll binoculars were fun to make and doubled as a party favor.

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Favor bags were stuffed with MRE [Meals Ready to Eat]!

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Luka and I were excited to find this ammo crate at the Army surplus and it definitely served its time in a combat zone!

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Camouflage cupcakes!  Not only were these frosted with camo icing, I made the cake batter camo too!

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This Band of Brothers had an amazing time!

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Once the Privates completed their Mission they were awarded their Medal of Honor!

Using store bought favor medals I re imagined them as pin on medals, a little cutting, folding, glue and a pin, they were ready for the troops!

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Happy Birthday Soldier!

Hope you enjoy all your birthdays like you did this one!

Full party package is available in my Etsy shop here.

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Let’s Flamingle! A Tropical Flamingo Birthday

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Let’s Flamingle! A tropical flamingo party full of vibrant color, sweet treats and and good drinks made for a memorable 7th birthday bash!  This fun party is full of great, budget-friendly ideas that can be used in all kinds of parties!

Party Highlights:

  • Pineapple pudding cups
  • Paper rosette dessert table backdrop
  • White petal cake topped with flamingo’s
  • Adorable flamingo invitation and stationery
  • Tissue pineapple decorations
  • Fun flamingo hand print paint activity

This fabulous flamingo party was featured on Kara’s Party Ideas, here!

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Pineapple pudding with hand made chocolate greenery!

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How about setting up a little self serve mini bar where guests can come and choose their tropical refreshments and sample all the yummy cocktails, kid approved and some special reserve mommy and daddy approved!IMG_0144IMG_0180 IMG_0153IMG_0184 IMG_0181IMG_0207IMG_0208

He’ll have some of what mommy’s having!

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Finger painting is always a hit for the kiddos. This simple craft was a great favor to take home too!

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The full party package is available here…

https://www.etsy.com/listing/240432836/

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For your next little one’s birthday choose this cute theme and Let’s Flamingle!

xo

Happy celebrating!

Tania

Construction Birthday Party

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CAN YOU DIG IT! Prepare to get bulldozed with this Construction Party because this it is LOADED with creative ideas!  My boy’s and their crew were in hard hat heaven with adorable themed treats, creative signs and classic work zone decorations like caution tape, construction cones, yield signs and more! So let’s DIG IN!

My favorite details are:

  • “Caution” wrapped Kitkat cakes
  • Toolbox lunches + “Under Construction” chocolate bars
  • “Wet Paint” can & Rice Krispie Treat paint brushes
  • Chocolate “Nuts & Bolts”
  • Custom hard hats + personalized place cards
  • Amazing cookie art by Cookievonster

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Because two of my boys are born on the same day, I combined their birthday celebration but to make it fair, they each got their own cake!  Karlo chose the Kitkat cake as I was pinning inspiration on Pinterest.  The Kitkat bars attached easily and the ‘caution’ tape nicely secured everything in place.  I topped the cake with Oreo crumbs and some chocolate rocks (this was a choclate lovers dream cake) and to be honest, the assembly was far easier than I expected.

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We have a favorite chocolate cake mix that is tried and true in our home and I am so grateful to Amanda from i am baker because she transformed me from box cake star to homemade and from scratch diva!  Here is the recipe for ‘The Perfect Chocolate Cake’.

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I purchased the ‘nuts & bolts’ mold on Amazon.com and the process of making the chocolate treats was so easy.  First, I melted the wafers I bought at Micheal’s in the microwave, stopping to mix everything thirty seconds.  Once melted, I poured the chocolate into a Wilton squeeze tube and filled the molds which went right into the fridge to set.  It took several batches, but I think they turned out so good!

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To make the ‘paint brushes’ I skewed the prepackaged Rice Krispie Treats and then dipped them in melted chocolate.  Letting the melted chocolate drip down only made them look more like wet paint brushes.  The paint can was purchased at the Home Depot and I wrapped it in two sheets of patterned papers which are included in the party package.  Taping the ‘wet paint’ sign was the the perfect final touch!

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I decided to line the envelopes with some of the patterned papers.  It was a simple detail, but one that made the invite more custom.

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I prefer to wrap Smarties boxes with the chocolate bar wrappers as it is a nice neat fit!

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Each guest had his/her own ‘toolbox treats’ which was filled with all sorts of yummy sweets to keep them fueled up for all the work at this job site!

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Kids table setup!
Using black paper to as a table runner, I added some white strips to pave the road!

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Hard Hat Area : I got a set of 12 for under 10$ on Amazon.com!

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The ‘caution’ tape can be used anywhere you can think of! I decided to add some extra detail to the cake platter~

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Clean up crew, aka party mom, was needed in job site: kids table!

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These name cards/food labels are meant to look like the caution street signs.  I created a short video on my Instagram to show this easy diy, here.  If you aren’t already following me, find me @taniasdesignstudio.

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Jenga is a perfect game for the budding builder! Except this game was enjoyed by all the adults best!

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Pylon Ring Toss game, signage and points printables are included in the set!

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Niko has a pair of PJs that match the theme, just bought them at Carter’s!

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I love having the ‘birthday facts’ on the water bottle labels!  So many guests have been fooled by the labeling and once they read the ‘Percentage DV based on happy kids’ they can’t help but smile.

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Evon of Cookievonster is a master at her craft!  I often have to tell guests to go ahead and take a cookie as they can’t believe I would let them eat one, let alone touch them!

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Ain’t that the truth!  Terrible twos in full swing~

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Karlo and Niko’s construction crew were such hard workers

Happy birthday to these fine young men, mama will always think you job is well done :)

xo

Tania

The full Construction party package can be found in my Etsy shop, here.

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Vendors

Printables, photography and styling : Tania’s Design Studio

Sugar Cookies : Cookievonster