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Looking for Tea Party cupcake topper ideas for an upcoming event? You can’t have a tea party without flowers, of course! Today I will show you how to make Yellow Rose Tea Party Cupcake Toppers.

This post is the second in a series of four Tea Party Cupcake Topper Tutorials. If you missed the first one on how to make a Tea Party Cupcake Topper with Bow, don’t forget to check it out. This one builds on that first post, so you don’t want to skip it.

As an overview, I made these cupcake toppers to ship out from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale for my niece’s 5th birthday. Luckily, all but one topper made it there in one piece. Since I had sent a couple extra, all was great. My niece had a blast at her event, and my sister said that everybody was raving about the cupcake toppers.

Naturally, this made me want to share with you how to make these at home for your next Tea Party. I have to say, I did not realize how popular this theme was! They’re not just for birthday parties for children. They’re also great for adult birthday parties, bridal showers, and fundraisers as well.

I hope you can use these delicate yellow rose tea party cupcake toppers and feel free to make them your own with different colors or variations in the design.


In this tutorial, we’re going to be creating a rose in what I find to be one of the simplest ways to make one. This may not be the most “real” looking rose, but that was never the intention of the design.

In a future tutorial, I will show you how to make a gumpaste rose with a fuller center, making it look more anatomically correct, for lack of a better word.

Yellow Rose Tea Party Cupcake Topper - Materials

I used the circle cutter to make this rose. But you can also use an oval shaped cutter, which will make each petal wrap around further as you form the flower, leaving you with a fuller rose.

Before we get into how to make the yellow rose tea party cupcake topper, I have two more suggested resources for you. The first is a list of Cake Decorating Tools that will come in handy for this and other cake decorating adventures. You’ll find some of the tools I use in this tutorial on that list.

The second is a Cake Decorating Planner that is very helpful to ensure you never miss any ingredient or material you need to bake and decorate your cakes. Sign up below to access the Planner and to become part of The Fit and Healthy Baker Community for additional resources, freebies, and updates.


One thing I like about this yellow rose tea party cupcake topper and the other ones in this series is that you don’t need a lot of tools to create it.



The first step in the process is to create the doily that holds the yellow rose. You can find the step-by-step process to create the doily in this post. After you have created the doily, then it’s time to form the yellow rose. This allows the doily a little time to stiffen up.

  1. Roll out and flatten gumpaste or fondant into a round 1/8″ thick.
  2. Cut out five 1″ circles from the gumpaste or fondant.
  3. With the ball end fondant molding tool, flatten 3/4 of the edge around each circle. The area that is not flattened will serve as the bottom of each petal. Having a thicker bottom makes the rose look fuller.
  4. Take the first petal and roll it into itself to create the center of the rose. Leave a 1/4″ edge open and dab water on the inside bottom part of the petal. You will attach the second petal to the first one in that damp spot.
  5. Wrap the second petal around, again leaving a 1/4″ edge open, dabbing water on the inside, and attaching the next petal. You will repeat this process with each of the five petals. As you wrap each petal around the others, tighten the bottom of the petal around while leaving the top edges open to shape the flower.
  6. When the five petals have been attached and the rose has been formed, pull back each petal lightly to open them up more. Then pinch the edges of the outer petals to form peaks that give the rose more movement.
  7. With the Xacto knife, cut the excess bottom of the rose, creating a flat surface that you will then stick to the doily.

Yellow Rose Tea Party Cupcake Topper - Step By Step Tutorial


Once you have completed the rose and cut the bottom to flatten it, dampen the center of the doily with water and a brush. Please remember to not wet fondant or gumpaste a lot because the water will dissolve the sugar and it will not look pretty.

Yellow Rose Tea Party Cupcake Topper - Dab Water on Doily to Stick Rose

Place the flower on top of the damp area of the doily and lightly press it down to ensure it has adhered well.

Yellow Rose Tea Party Cupcake Topper - Paste Rose on Doily

Let the cupcake topper dry overnight and Voila! You’re ready to place your beautiful yellow rose tea party cupcake topper on your delicious cupcakes. (Btw, if you like lemon cupcakes with white chocolate raspberry cream cheese, here’s a great recipe.)

Yellow Rose Tea Party Cupcake Topper

I hope you enjoy making these toppers!

Stay tuned…in two weeks I will end this series with teacups and saucers. You won’t want to miss out on those!

Comment below to let me know how your cupcakes turn out. I can’t wait to hear all about it! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Fit and Healthy Conversions Cheat Sheets, a handy kitchen tool for measurements and healthy food substitutes. You’ll also become a member of The Fit and Healthy Baker Community, with weekly updates, freebies, and information on resources for your cake adventures.

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