I made another cake topper. This is my 3rd topper made this summer. This one is going on Sophia's birthday cake. After a few trials, I decided that a small/ desert paper plate would work great for the base.
I hot glued decorative tissue streamer paper toback of plate to make a ruffle edge.
I drew a monogram S template ( I made myself) and traced onto pink cardstock. I hand cut it out and glued to green polka dot paper. I then glued the paper to center of small cake paper plate. I then added puffy paint 'dots' around plate edge. Finally, I attached two straws at bottom so that it goes into cake. Easy!