How to make button cake decorations

Our button cake decorations tutorial shows you two simple ways to make cute button toppers for your next bake – one using cake decorating tools, and another using simple items you’ve probably already got in your kitchen.

These cupcakes were made by Victoria Threader for our classes at the Cake & Bake Show 2014 in London – don’t forget to take a look at our bow cupcake decorations and rose cupcake decorations too!


  • 40g modelling paste
  • Sugarflair food colour paste in baby pink, sky blue, party green and egg yellow
  • Cornflour, for dusting
  • Trex, for greasing
  • 1x batch of basic cupcakes
  • 1x batch of buttercream