Patriotic Cake Pop Toppers

Late last year, I was lucky enough to get a chance to attend a Bakerella book signing and since that fateful day, I’ve feared wanted to make my own cake balls. I mean, who wouldn’t? Little rounds balls of moist cake goodness sound like music to my mouth. I finally gained the courage this past week and I was pleasantly surprised with the results! Here’s the thing though: they were boring. Plain. No visual excitement. Blah.

With the 4th of July coming up quickly, I thought it would be a perfect chance to decorate these sweet treats with a little patriotic flair.

I love how easy these Patriotic Cake Pop Toppers were to put together. In less than 10 minutes, I had these sweet sticks made, ready to add to the chilled cake balls. Curious on how to make your own? Keep reading for the full tutorial!


Epic 6 * Parade Alphabet Die * Label It IT KIT

red, white, and blue cardstock * baker’s twine

candy sticks * mini cupcake liners * glue

If you’ve never used the Epic 6 before, have no fear. It’s super easy and I’ve outlined it step-by-step here. One of my favorite parts about this machine is that it’s quiet. I can die-cut to my heart’s content during nap time and not worry about waking the kidlets during those precious few minutes of mommy-time.

Using my dies, I cut out the alphabet pieces and the tags. The IT Kits come with a special added bonus: you get the digital files in addition to the actual dies so you can cut them on your digital die cut machine as well!

Glue the letters to the label dies. I took a moment to widen the openings to allow ample space for the candy sticks.

Tie the bakers twine to the sticks and they are ready to adorn the cake balls. Super cute, right?

As always, you can score a 20% discount at Lifestyle Crafts using the code SWEET!

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  1. says

    these are totally cute. I have never heard of this machine you speak of…I will have to check it out. I would love if you linked them up to Show Off Monday @ on Monday.



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