Birthday Pop Up Card: Detailed Cupcake Tutorial

Birthday Pop Up Card: Detailed Cupcake Tutorial

This is the tutorial for the detailed version of the birthday cupcake popup card. This version is a little more advanced than the simple version because the design requires you to be skilled with an X-acto knife or have a cutting machine. I've also included a few more versions of the parts so that the cake is more customizable. For example, the cupcake can have frosting with sprinkles or stars on them. I have numbered candles so you can make the card for someone at any age. Here are some images of a card I made for a 21 year old.

The instructions for how to make the cupcake pop up card are in the video below:

Here are written instructions for the tutorial.

  1. Purchase the template for this design here: Detailed Birthday Cupcake Pop Up Card Template.
  2. Print out the template and use it to cut out the center card, oval cake parts, frosting, candles, flames and other pieces you want to decorate your cupcake with.  Here are tips for using templates to cut out the design in your desired cardstock: How to use templates to make a pop up card.
  3. Fold the 2 halves of the cupcake for the center of the card up.
  4. Glue the top of the cupcake together. Fold the card flat to make sure it is aligned.
  5. Assemble the inside card to the outside cover at the four corners.
  6. Glue the candles with your chosen numbers.
  7. Glue the cake ovals.
  8. If you chose the frosting with the sprinkles or the stars, cut another piece of colored paper to put behind the frosting. This will add color to the sprinkles or stars and will also block the background color of the cake ovals and the center card.
  9. Glue the frosting on.
  10. Glue the flames on the candles.
  11. Glue any extra parts for the lettering inside the card.
  12. Glue any extra parts, such as the text, “Happy Birthday” to the outside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.


  • Shirley
    Posted at 11:59h, 06 September Reply

    Great Tutorial!

  • Ria
    Posted at 01:06h, 09 September Reply

    Bedankt voor deze geweldige tutorial.

  • Petrina
    Posted at 07:09h, 12 September Reply

    Your Art is brilliant and beautiful.

    For the love of paper.

    Happy thoughts,

    • Creative
      Posted at 13:04h, 14 September Reply

      Hi Petrina! Thanks for stopping by my website! You were the one who introduced me to cutting machines back in 2008! I love your work!

  • eun ji
    Posted at 03:51h, 14 September Reply

    ?? ?.? ????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???? ?????????

  • vale
    Posted at 08:58h, 30 September Reply

    i love the card…but can u post the tutorial of the lotus flower card? it is amaizing!

  • jingvites
    Posted at 12:59h, 23 October Reply

    creative as always! love this!

  • Agnia
    Posted at 03:58h, 29 December Reply

    It is really wonderful! My 10 friends and I are your fans from Russia! Great work!

  • Melanie
    Posted at 05:34h, 03 January Reply

    Thank you so much for the videos and templates.
    They are sure from a very talented person
    Best wishes for your new daughter

  • Melissa
    Posted at 17:17h, 15 January Reply

    how did u get the frosting and cake all colorful??

    • Creative
      Posted at 01:08h, 16 January Reply

      I cut all the parts out of different pieces of cardstock.

  • daniela
    Posted at 03:12h, 01 February Reply

    u_U por que pusiste que tenemos que comprar las plantillas yo no soy de estados unidos no puedo comprarlas y me encanta hacer este tipo de tarjetas

  • sudiro
    Posted at 15:43h, 10 February Reply

    i love this video.because,previously i dont have idea how to make some gifts for my girl from indonesia.thanks for this video previously i’ve ever had made 3d pop up cards for my college project.nice to know you

  • elissa
    Posted at 01:38h, 08 June Reply

    where do you print out the papers

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 02:56h, 08 June Reply

      Hi Elissa, After you purchase the template, you can download the files under “My Account & Downloads”.

  • antun sojat
    Posted at 02:12h, 06 February Reply

    Hi, is there a video tutorial for this card?? Thnx

  • antun sojat
    Posted at 02:14h, 06 February Reply

    Stupid me, found it.. 🙂

    • CreativeRich
      Posted at 22:06h, 07 February Reply

      Yey! you found it 🙂

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