Free Printable Valentine Cupcake Toppers

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Download the valentine cupcake picks toppers template below.

Valentine's Day cupcakessThese Valentine’s Day heart cupcake toppers are not only free and printable, they’re also really versatile. The design comes in two looks: polka dots and a modern swirl; and in two valentine colors: red and magenta. They can be created to be used as two-dimensional hearts on toothpicks or on cocktail picks (they’re slightly larger than toothpicks and, at my grocery store anyway, can usually be found in varying lengths). They can also be made as 3D toppers by just folding the hearts in half with the printed side inwards and gluing them back-to-back. That part brings even more versatility, because you can mix and match the polka dots with the swirls. And to make even more variations, you can use a variety of ribbons tied around the toothpicks beneath the hearts to dress them up!

To give you an idea of the size of these party and cupcake picks toppers, I used mini cupcakes and decorated large marshmallows to display them in the photographs. I got the mini cupcakes from Whole Foods and I created the decorated marshmallows by using cookie icing (it dries harder and more solid than cake icing) and some cute valentine nonpariels I bought from Target. I also bought a spool of Valentine’s Day ribbon from Target. It contains just enough of each ribbon design to decorate two picks.

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Free Valentine's Day heart cupcake picks toppers

Here are some tips for making these valentine heart toppers:

  • Print the template, which can be downloaded below, using the heaviest card stock your printer will allow. I usually use matte card stock to make toppers but this time I used glossy. I liked the effect it gave, since these topper designs are modern.
  • For best results, use sharp, curved manicure scissors to cut out the hearts.
  • To make the 3D toppers, use a repositionable glue stick to stick the hearts together. Just fold the first of six hearts carefully (printed side in) and once it’s perfectly in half, score it with your fingernail to make a crease down the middle. Then, glue the first two pieces together and do the same with the two other sets. Let these dry, because repositionable glue takes a while to set. When these are dry, you can glue them together, leaving one panel open so you can insert the toothpick. Once you do, run a line of regular glue down the center, so the toothpick won’t slip out later. When that’s completed you can glue the last piece in place.

Download the valentine cupcake picks toppers template  here:

Valentine cupcake picks toppers template

To download the template to your computer, click the image above. If it doesn’t download automatically when you click on it, double-click the image to produce a larger version. Then, if you you use a PC, right-click to save. If use a Mac, control-click the image to save it.

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Credits: Many thanks to for the swirly pattern and to for the polka dot overlay.

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20 Responses to “Free Printable Valentine Cupcake Toppers”

  1. Krishnendu Dutta says:

    Love these!! You have a lovely site.

  2. PartyKits says:

    Thanks, Krishnendu! I appreciate the kind words. 🙂

  3. Chris says:

    Thank You, These Hearts are Beautiful!

  4. PartyKits says:

    Thanks, Chris!

  5. Great Idea. What a wonderful site. So many ideas.

  6. PartyKits says:

    Thanks, Gary!

  7. Bethany says:

    I love your site! I’m no good at parties and entertaining but I’m actually thinking maybe I just need stuff like this to inspire me. These toppers will be perfect for the Valentine’s day playgroup we’re having next Monday 🙂

  8. PartyKits says:

    Thanks, Bethany! I hope you find these useful. Have fun at your Valentine’s Day playgroup. 🙂

  9. Debra Eckerling says:

    These are so cute, Am going to explore your site and see what other goodies you have here! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  10. PartyKits says:

    Thanks, Debra! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. 🙂

  11. Elle says:

    Can you say adorable!? Wow, these are SO cute. I love finding creative holiday ideas.. these are a must try.

  12. PartyKits says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Elle!

  13. Joanne says:

    Those are so cute!!! They must be sturdy if they can actually hold up cupcakes. What kind of paper was used?

  14. PartyKits says:

    I can see why you would think the bottom layer of the tray is holding up the top layer! It looks like it to me, too, now that I’ve seen it from that perspective. It’s actually a two-tier tray, made by my friend Sandy. The paper (glossy photo paper) was sturdy but it wasn’t that sturdy. 🙂

  15. Jenna says:

    What a great idea to add a professional look to my home cooking. My family are going to be impressed this year!

  16. PartyKits says:

    I hope you have fun making them! 🙂

  17. This would be great with the mini Red Velvet cupcakes they have at our local grocery store. I like the idea of gluing them back to back, too – more variety! Thanks for sharing this for Valentine’s Day.

  18. PartyKits says:

    Yes, they would be perfect with red velvet cupcakes! Good idea, Susan. 🙂

  19. You always have such great ideas and things to share. Bright, colorful, and easy!!

  20. PartyKits says:

    Thanks, Sally!

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