Celebrate The Academy Awards With Red Carpet-Worthy Cupcake Toppers
On a night when everyone’s dressed to the nines, your cupcakes should be too.
On Sunday, March 4, the cast and crew from the greatest movies of 2017 are lining up on the red carpet for a chance to take home an Academy Award®. I, for one, have no hope of winning any accolades in my local friendly Oscars® pool, so I’m counting on these cupcake toppers (inspired by the Oscars statuette!) to clinch my Academy Award.
Whether you’re all dressed up to watch the Oscars with friends or watching in your PJ's from the comfort of your couch (I'm not judging!), get your dessert red carpet-ready with these easy-to-make cupcake toppers!
What you’ll need:
- Several sheets of white cardstock paper
- Double-sided tape
- Glitter (the extra-fine kind works best)
- Rubber cement (regular glue is fine too if you don't have this handy)
- Our printable template, available for free download
How to get the look:
1. Print several copies of the topper template on cardstock. Each sheet will make 2 statuettes, 1 large star, and 2 small stars (5 toppers in total).
2. Cover two of the statuettes with strips of double-sided tape, overlapping the strips a bit to make sure the statuette is fully covered.
3. Cut out the statuettes along the black outline.
4. Sprinkle glitter over each statuette until it's fully coated, shaking off the excess glitter onto a piece of paper for reuse. You’ll want to get off as much of the excess glitter as you can. (I know, an impossible task!)
5. Flip the statuette over and brush a layer of glue on each side.
6. Attach a toothpick to one of the two statuettes. You may want to reinforce it with a drop or two of glue.
7. Glue the two statuettes back to back, enclosing the toothpick inside. Pinch all of the edges to make sure the statuettes are fully attached.
8. And there you have it! A cupcake topper fit for the red carpet. Repeat these steps to make as many statuette and star toppers as you desire, then sit back and wait for all the thank-you speeches you'll be receiving!
Award of Merit statuette ©Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®