How to Create a Whipped Cream Topper Using Dollar Tree Caulk

6 Materials
30 Minutes

I have been seeing all these cute little toppers for mugs. I've seen (and tried) the marshmallow topper so I thought I would try a Whipped Cream topper.

Step 1. Outline the Base

  • I used a piece of cardboard. You could you foam board.
  • I placed the mug I wanted the topper to fit on and outlined it using a pencil.
Step 2. Cut the Base

  • I cut around the outline. I cut just inside of the line.
Step 3. Whipped Cream Middle

  • I used a large styrofoam ball from Dollar Tree and cut it in half.
  • This will be the center of the Whipped Cream.
Step 4. Attaching Base and Styrofoam

  • I hot glued the styrofoam half to the cardboard base.
  • You could use white glue or Mod Podge if you don't have a hot glue gun.
Step 5. Apply Caulk

  • I used a tube of caulk I had gotten from Dollar Tree.
  • I cut the tip at an angle and then started applying it to the styrofoam and base.
  • I applied it like I was frosting a cupcake.
Step 6. Add Embellishments

  • I cut a paper straw down to fit and pushed it into the styrofoam ball.
  • I then sprinkled the Whipped Cream with red and green glitter and red and green tubes from Dollar Tree.

Step 7. Allow to Dry

  • I sat the Whipped Cream to the side for a couple of days to let it dry.
  • Once it was dry enough to handle I placed it on top of my mug.
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This project was so much easier than the marshmallows I tried to make! And I think it turned out amazing!

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  • Liz Liz on Nov 19, 2020

    Where did you get the cup? I love it.

  • Sunny Sunny on Nov 19, 2020

    Hi, do you glue the topper to the cup, or just set it on the cup? Really cute!

  • Patricia Redman Patricia Redman on Nov 20, 2021

    Is it safe to use? Caulk on top of a warm drink. Very cute idea, however...

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  • Laura Laura on Nov 24, 2021

    Thank you! I have an antique Christmas mug that I love and want to display but wasn’t sure how. Boom! We just finished a bathroom reno and have an open tube of caulking. Perfect! Cheers to you!

  • Maria Maria on Dec 26, 2021

    So darn cute 💗🥰❗