I’m not sure if this is a DumDum Tree, Lollipop Topiary, or something completely new, like a Lollipop Cupcake. Lollipop Trees are a favorite for kids’ parties, and I wanted to make one for a Valentine’s Day party. My fondness for cupcakes is no secret, and as I looked at my sweet tree, I saw a cupcake shape, of course. It’s assembled just like the Halloween Lollipop Topiary I made, but decorated to look like a cupcake. Here’s how I made my Valentine’s Day Lollipop Cupcake (or is it a Valentine’s Day Lollipop Tree??).
To make a Lollipop Cupcake, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5” ball
- Terra cotta pot large enough to hold the ball (mine measured 4-1/2” across the top)
- Dum Dum Pops (I used a 2.7-lb. bag & had lots leftover)
- One red heart lollipop
- Scrapbook paper, 12” x 12”
- Glittered, foamie hearts (found mine at the dollar store)
- Glue Dots
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; pen or pencil; ruler
To make a Lollipop Cupcake:
1. Place the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam on the pot. Insert a ring of lollipops around the ball where it meets the pot. Remove the ball and fill in the top half of the ball with lollipops. When the ball is covered, return it to the pot.
2. Cut two, 5” x 12” strips of scrapbook paper. Accordion fold the paper strips, glue them together, and fit the strip around the pot. Trim off excess paper, and then attach the folded strip to the pot using Glue Dots or low-temp glue.
3. Rest the lollipop covered ball in the pot. You can glue it in place if you like; I’ve found that the weight of the lollipops holds the ball in place without glue. Attach heart shaped, foamie “sprinkles” to the top of the “cupcake” using Glue Dots.
4. Insert a red, heart-shaped lollipop in the very top.
Sweet! And super easy, too. And because one thing leads to another, I have another sweet tree to share tomorrow . . .