How to Make Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers
These pinwheel cupcake toppers are the perfect addition to your cupcakes to create darling and unique displays that are sure to get some oohs and aahs. They can be made to perfectly complement any Dessert Skirtz collection you choose by just using the cupcake wrappers as color inspiration when choosing your paper for the pinwheels. Pinwheel cupcake toppers are easy enough for kids at a party to make as a craft, and adorable enough to be a party favor.
Squares of decorative paper
Decorative Paper Punch to compliment your party theme (optional)
Begin with a square piece of paper, 3- 4 inches on each side. You can either cut a piece of scrapbooking paper into a square, or use origami paper. Either way you go, paper that is printed on both sides will look the best. Scrapbooking paper tends to be heavier weight, and so more durable. Origami paper comes in perfect squares. You decide.
Measure diagonally, and make a light line with a pencil across the square from one corner to the opposite corner. Do the same with the other two corners. This will mark the center.
Now, simply cut along each drawn line starting at each corner and going toward the center. Stop cutting about a half inch before you reach the center point. (If you cut all the way through, you will make pretty triangles, but it’s not conducive to creating pinwheel cupcake toppers!)
If you want to bump up the cute-o-meter, use your decorative punch on contrasting paper. Finally, bend four alternating corners toward the center, without creasing the paper. Push a pin through your punched paper and the four corners and into a straw or skewer. To get the pin to stay, you can bend the pointed end into an “L” shape after pushing it through the layers of paper and straw.
It’s a party favor. It’s a sweet treat. It’s perfection.