Clothes Pin Doll Cake Toppers & Tutorial

I love the darling clothes pin cake toppers that I came across some a few months ago on Etsy & decided to make the one pictured above for Abby’s 6th birthday (back in December, still need to get the pics up, our camera was on a weird setting so I don’t have many great pics-bummer!). Granted I decided to make hers the day before & had to improvise as I couldn’t find the proper “head”, but I think it all worked out, yes her dress is a bit wrinkled but hey we all have a wrinkled day every now & then!
I scrounged up things around my house. I used a thread spool for the cupcake base and wrapped it with a ribbon scrap. I topped the cupcake with pink painted fiberfil (no we didn’t light the candle, realized it was a complete fire hazard!). I also used the fiber fill for the snow & sprinkled on my favorite Martha Stewart glitter. I wrapped foil balls with small pieces of fabric to create the candies & used an old rubber stamp base for the gift. It was a really fun project to do with Abby & looked darling as the centerpiece of her sweet shoppe. Wouldn’t this be a fun project for older girls at a doll themed party.

Want to make your own? Here is a great tutorial (could’ve used this when trying to figure out what to use for her head, I used a wooden bead, but she has a hole in her head!)

Lots of other cute ones out there!

pictures via flickr
My name is Carli, owner, designer & creative mind behind DimplePrints. I am married to my high school sweetheart & we have 3 wonderful kids. In the beginning I simply started by wanting to share a piece of our lives with loved ones by sending cards & invitations for special occasions. With the support of family, friends & great customers, it has grown into Dimpleprints.


  1. Candy and Cake says

    Thank you for sharing the tutorial! Saw these a while back and thought they were so cute but never knew how to make them! This is great!

    Candace (Candy and Cake)

  2. Rachel says

    Love your blog and ideas! I left you an award at my place… come and get it!!!

  3. swarovski crystal necklace says

    Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I like it so much!

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