DIY Pom Pom Cake Toppers

It’s true.  I love making cake toppers!  Since baking cakes is not my specialty… it has become super important to make sure I can place something on top to make it look fabulous.  I’ve made bat cake toppers, a mini-cake bunting and now I am going to show you how to make your own pom pom cake toppers!

pom pom cake toppers

A little yarn and a few wooden dowel sticks is all it takes to create  this easy and super fun cake decoration!

Supplies needed to make your own pom pom cake toppers:


pom pom cake topper

Step One: Gather all of your supplies and begin making the pom poms.  The pom pom kit by Darice has three sizes of pom poms that you are able to make – I chose to make the medium sized ones.  Make six poms of the same size according to the directions on the package.  They do a fabulous job of instructing you know how to make them!

diy pom pom cake toppers

Step Two:  I ended up making three pink poms, two of the plum, and one of the orchids.  Make sure to trim away any stray strands of yarn.

pom pom cake topper

Step Three:  Now,  you will attach the pom poms to the wooden dowel rods.  I simply pushed the stick into the center of the pom pom.  You may want to trim the ends of your dowels to allow for differing heights.

pom poms

Step Four:  Insert your cake toppers into the cake and you are done!

pom pom cake toppers

Super cute and unbelievably easy!  Enjoy!

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Trish Flake

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  1. Such a cute idea, everything is better with a pom pom!

  2. Love them! So cute and fun!

  3. Those are just darling! These would definitely help hide my slightly lacking cake decorating skills. LOL!

  4. Hi! These are FANTASTIC!!! These are going to be the fireworks on my table. White cake, like you made, and bright colors.
    Thank you so much for sharing this idea.


  5. Love these so much! I’m a big fan of fun cake toppers! Adding these to my to-do list for sure!

  6. I love the yarn pom pom cake toppers! They also look beautiful made of tissue paper!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. These toppers are adorable!

  8. These are adorable. I love the colors. Plus, what a fun and crafty way to transform a simple cake into something beautiful. This is my kind of cake decorating :) Thank for sharing the idea.

  9. Soooo cute! And since my cake baking always involves a mix, some eggs, oil, and water.. I think I need all the adorable decorations I can get! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  10. super cute!

  11. Such a cute idea! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays! New Follower!

    Take Care,

  12. These are adorable! They just might have to make an appearance on my baby girl’s first birthday cake in a few months… :)

  13. Wow. I’ve never thought about putting them on a cake. Those are cute and look amazing

  14. These pom poms bring life to that white cake. Love the colors you chose.

  15. These are super cute!! I think my daughter would love these on her next birthday cake.

  16. Those are sooooooo adorable! That cake looks delicious also. Great job!! I shared this on my google plus page. :-)

  17. Love this idea! So cute and original.

  18. This is a great idea. What a way to make a special occasion even more special. Thanks for the great idea.

  19. Cute and easy idea! Love it!

  20. These are so cool! Thanks for the thorough how-to – I’ll definitely try these for my next party!

  21. My daughter and I have been thinking of ways to make some pompoms from paper, sticks, glue, tapes and sometimes crayons when she wanted multicored ones- it’s really messy and tiring for both of us. I could use this helpful tip! Thank you!

  22. So pretty, love the colors! I made pom pom bookmarks a while ago and they were so soft and fluffy!

  23. These are so wonderfully cute! I’d love to try them for a baby shower. Thanks for the post, love the pictures. :)

  24. Absolutely love that idea … what an awesome and simple way to top a cake! I pinned … I’ll definitely be copying!

  25. What a cute idea! Can’t wait to try this out.

  26. What a fun and creative idea! Cake makes people happy, but with those toppers people will be blown away!


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