Top That: Pineapple Flower Cake Toppers DIY


DIY // Pineapple Flower Cake Toppers

I guess you could say I’m on a fruit kick, after yesterday’s post. But I’m not a health nut (if you can’t tell). So, it’s safe to assume that if there is fruit involved, something sweet isn’t far behind [insert head to toe covered sprinkle cake here. haha].

That said, I made these pineapple flowers to sit on top of a store bought cake to make it a little more special. They’re really fun to make, are completely edible, and taste great. They’re like little pineapple chips.

Bonus! You don’t need to be a pro in the kitchen to knock these out of the park. They’re easy peasy. Promise! Want to make a batch?


You’ll just need a fresh pineapple and a handful of basic kitchen items.

As for the tutorial, you can read thorough the entire step by step process for these guys over on Project Wedding. But, here’s the gist, before you head over…

How to make pineapple flower cake toppers in the oven.

Of course this project is great for weddings, but if you’re not getting ready to walk down the aisle, this edible cake topper would work for just about any other occasion that you need a cake for…birthdays, an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, etc.

I even added some of the leftover flowers to my ice cream one night, so there is truly no occasion too small.

DIY Pineapple Flower Cake Toppers

DIY Pineapple Flower Cake Toppers

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give these pineapple flowers a try? What else could you use them for, aside from cake toppers? Any ideas?

For more food DIYs and recipes to try, like this one, visit the recipes page.

21 comments | Click here to reply

I’ve seen these before but haven’t tried them yet! They really are so beautiful though and definitely seem easy enough!

xx Kathryn

Kathryn | January 13th, 2015 at 9:48 am

They’re super easy, Kathryn. Definitely would recommend giving them a try.

Brittni | January 13th, 2015 at 10:00 am

What a great idea! You could use them to garnish a tropical dish such as pineapple fried rice or a salad.
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Kellie | January 13th, 2015 at 10:54 am

These would look so pretty in a salad, Kellie. Good call. Love that idea.

Brittni | January 13th, 2015 at 11:00 am

I love the dark, deep golden color the pineapple turns when baked. So beautiful.

– katie

katie a. | January 13th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Isn’t the color pretty? I should mention, they can be burned if left in the oven too long (which I found out the hard way on my first batch), which will make them appear more brownish. But when done right, like my second try (ha!), you get that pretty golden color you’re talking about.

Brittni | January 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

These look so delicious! I love fruit chips. 🙂 Hmm… you could use them to make treats that look like sunflowers? Maybe with black icing centers or another kind of fruit slice? Or stick ’em on some kind of tropical/pineapple flavored cookie. Hah okay, I’m no good at food ideas. I’d probably just eat them straight!

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Kelsea Echo | January 13th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

I love the cookie idea, Kelsea. But yeah, I’ve eaten them straight as well and they’re just as good. Very tasty.

Brittni | January 13th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

I love this cake topper idea! I’ve been trying to find new food styling ideas to use myself, and this is perfect! The pineapple flowers are so elegant and easy to make. Plus, these chips sound like they’d taste great if you eat them just by themselves. Thank you for sharing, Brittni!
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Helen | January 13th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

What a great idea! Would have never thought of pineapple chips as cake toppers. It adds a nice rustic note to so many things. Good job!
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Ana Kamin @FluxiOnTour | January 13th, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Thanks so much Ana and Helen. 🙂

Brittni | January 13th, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Pineapple flowers!? Sounds like you and I got married and had an awesome baby! 😉 These are GENIUS!!

Kelly @ Studio DIY | January 14th, 2015 at 2:26 am

I hadn’t thought of that, but you are totally right, Kel!

Brittni | January 14th, 2015 at 3:00 am

What an excellent idea! What did you use for the flower centres when you put them on the cake?

Tinawheeze | January 14th, 2015 at 3:41 am

Hi Tina. Do you mean how did I attach them? I was able to poke the back of a few of the pineapple flowers into the cake to hold them in place and the others just sat right on top.

Brittni | January 14th, 2015 at 11:16 am

Love this!!! How wonderful thanks for sharing!

Modern Day Girlfriend | January 14th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

This looks absolutely delictable! Cute idea for a pretty—and edible—decoration!

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