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Easy Basketball Cupcake Toppers


March Madness is upon us!!  While I normally wouldn’t pay much attention to the games, I decided that a cute cupcake topper was necessary.  My Darb also has money on the line, so it has been a regular on our television.  I still don’t know much about the whole bracket thing…I only know what teams my Darb picked {randomly I might add}.  We cheer for “his” teams and boo most of the others.  I don’t exactly understand it all but what I do understand is…cupcakes.  Glorious, soft, tasty…cupcakes.  Like so many things in my life that I am not quite sure of…I improvise with food.  It is what I know, it is what I love and food goes with anything.

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All I have done to make these cute little toppers is use melted almond bark to draw lines on an orange melting wafer.  I went ahead and used New Mexico State colors for the rest of the cupcake, even though they are already out.  My Tater is an Aggie, so I just couldn’t resist.  You could use chocolate frosting for the lines but it wouldn’t set up as well as the melted almond bark.  Just like most ideas I have…it starts a flurry of even more ideas.  I am excited to use white melting wafers to make baseballs, volleyballs and soccer balls {I also made these adorable footballs with Almond M&M’s} or even a combination of them all on a cute cake for a sports theme birthday.  It is one of those moments when I wish that my Tater was young again…because 21st birthdays {while totally fun in an adult beverage sort of way} just aren’t quite the same for a mama with a sweet little 3 year old.  Enjoy!

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Basketball Cupcake Toppers

Orange melting wafers and almond bark used together to make a totally adorable basketball cupcake topper.
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 toppers
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  • 24 orange melting wafers {Wilton brand works well}
  • 1 cube almond bark {melted}
  • 1 decorating bag or small Ziploc bag


  • Lay the orange wafers onto a cookie sheet, flat side down.  Spoon the melted almond bark into a decorating bag or small Ziploc bag and snip off a small triange from the bottom or corner of bag {the hole should be small, so don't cut too much}.  
  • Using the melted chocolate draw a line down the middle of each wafer.  Next, draw a half circle on each side of the middle line you just drew.  Lastly, draw an additional line in the opposite direction and through the middle of the half circles.  Allow the chocolate to harden and put onto frosted cupcakes or cakes.
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