Using Avery Labels for Cupcake Toppers

In my toy design business I do lots of white foam core paper models for various clients (you can see some samples in my flickr portfolio link on bottom left column of this blog). I have always preferred using Avery’s 1 inch circle labels over tape for a nice, clean, crisp look on my white paper models. So it was natural that I use them for securing sticks to my printable cupcake toppers. I have recommended these before but I never did a post about them and how to use them so here goes!

I buy the white kind, I find the clear ones don’t stick to paper good. You can find these labels at your local Office Supply store where they have various colored coded round labels, etc.

(1) What you will need to do first is take one of the labels and place them on whatever stick you are using, lollipop, toothpiks, coffee stirs, etc. If using a stick with some thickness to it like lollipop sticks,, make sure to place the circle label a little bit below the top of the stick.

(2) Take the stick with your round Avery label and stick to back of the cupcake topper and place the topper upside down on a flat surface. Secure firmly by pressing the round label with your fingers on the back of the topper.

(3) Turn the topper over and voila! Easy huh?

You can use tape as well, there is nothing wrong with that. But for a nice clean look, the round labels do the trick 😉 So was this post useful to you?


  1. August 1, 2010 5:20 pm   Reply 

    Oh that's brilliant! I'm totally going to do that from now on!

  2. August 1, 2010 5:53 pm   Reply 

    Great idea! Thank you for it… :)

  3. August 1, 2010 5:54 pm   Reply 

    Cool! Glad to know you gals are digging this post ^____^ Thank you!

  4. Laura said:
    August 1, 2010 6:57 pm   Reply 

    This is a great way to do it! I usually print my cupcake toppers on the Avery full sheet labels, then use a large circle punch to cut them out. Uniform size, easy circles, and I don't have to worry about lining up an image based on a label's precut. Then I remove the backing from one label, place a toothpick on it and then place the other peeled label on top. I love double sided cupcake picks because then they're cute from both sides. Your way makes them so tidy looking from the back, I never thought to do it that way!

  5. August 1, 2010 7:05 pm   Reply 

    THAT is also a great idea Laura! I urge anyone to try that as I am thinking of doing the same :) SO CUTE! Hmmmm-maybe Laura would like to guest post her technique some day 😉

  6. Lora Joy said:
    August 2, 2010 5:08 pm   Reply 

    I do this too! Except I have a 1 in punch and I punch from an adress label. hehe!

  7. August 3, 2010 2:15 pm   Reply 

    Very clever Lora! Need to that with my left over label paper–nice!

  8. August 3, 2010 8:43 pm   Reply 

    I just made some toppers last week and struggled over what to do with the back… I ended up using an additional plain piece for the back but it was very hard to line up (w/ scalloped edges). This would have been so much simpler! I will definitely use this method in the future! Thanks for posting. :-)

  9. Jessica B said:
    August 6, 2010 12:44 am   Reply 

    What a great idea — I always spend way too much time gluing mine to the stick! I'm going your route from now on! :)

  10. Jen said:
    August 7, 2010 1:46 am   Reply 

    What a brilliant idea! I did this tonight, but used Lora Joy's idea of punching 1″ circles from address labels. It worked perfectly!! Thanks for sharing.

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