The cupcake trend is nothing new, and if lil kids have their way, the tasty individual treats are here to stay. But a vanilla cupcake is anything but plain when a fun and colorful topper is added to the cakey confection. Creative adornments have been making their way through the kiddie party scene, adding some individuality to the celebratory part of the soiree.

Cupcake toppers can easily be created at home with little more than a printer, some high quality paper, some glue, and lollipop sticks. For those looking to carry out a party theme from the invitation through the favors, Etsy is chock-full of vendors who will create custom designs for your tyke's big day and email you the file for printing and assembling. We've rounded up some of our favorite designs, such as this adorable ladybug one from the TomKatStudio, below.

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