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Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers

Looking for a way to add a fun touch to a yummy treat? Celebrate fall by making adorable cupcake decorations! Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers from Linda Peterson are so easy to make and add a touch of fun to your edible creations.

Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers


  • Aleene’s Tacky Double-Stick Sheets (1)
  • 3/4 or 1” circle punch
  • Small flower punch (optional)
  • Yellow, green and brown card stock
  • Toothpick
  • Orange colored chalk ink
  • Glitter glue (optional)
  • Scissors


  1. Apply Tacky Sheet to the back of yellow, green and brown card stock.

    Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers
  2. Punch out one yellow circle with the sticky back paper and one without.

    Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers
  3. Cut a wavy line into bottom of each circle and a little notch out of top to form pumpkin shape.Cut one log from approximately 1/4” wide by 3/4” long for stem.Cut two teardrop shapes for leaves with scissors.

    Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers
  4. Remove adhesive from back of pumpkin. Apply stem and tooth pick to center.

    Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers
  5. Place remaining pumpkin shape over back. Highlight edges with chalk. Apply leaves to front where desired.Embellish with small punched flowers if desired.
  6. Add a drop of glitter glue to the center of each flower.
  7. Press toothpick end into cupcake.

    Simple Pumpkin Cupcake Toppers

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Create a Paper Pumpkin Cupcake Topper.

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