Two mug toppers sit on top of two mugs with orange striped straws.
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Faux Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream Mug Toppers

A festive, Autumn-inspired way to dress up your coffee bar!
Prep Time10 mins
Dry Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 10 mins
Author: Tiffany McCauley
Cost: $4



  • 1 container Lightweight spackling
  • 1 container White acrylic paint
  • 1 shaker Pumpkin spice
  • 2 standard Paper colored straws
  • 1 medium Disposable pastry bag w/ star tip (affiliate link)
  • 1 standard Pastry bag coupler (If not purchasing the kit linked in the previous item)


  • Collect all your supplies onto your work surface.
    Step 1 for making these mug toppers shows all the supplies gathered together.
  • Take the mug that you will be using and trace the outline on a piece of waxed paper.
    A ring drawn on wax paper after the coffee mug was outlined around the bottom to create a template.
  • Stir a small amount of water and about 1 Tablespoon of white craft paint into your spackling container and mix it up well, you don’t need much water, just enough to loosen it up a bit.
    Step two show the mixing up of the plaster.
  • Trim off the end of your pastry bag and attach the coupler and star tip.
    Place the bag in a jar and fold back the top couple inches over the jar to hold it open.
    Scoop out your mixed spackling into the pastry bag, if you are using the small 6 oz. tub from Dollar Tree it takes 1 tub for each mug topper. Twist the top of the bag closed.
    Step 5 shows the plaster being put into the disposable pastry bag with a tip.
  • Put your fingers just above the mixture, squeezing it downward as you twirl a small amount of prepared spackling in the center of the waxed paper to get the tip primed and get a feel for it.
    Step 6 shows the beginning of the mug topper on the wax paper
  • Continue swirling and creating a dome of “whipped” cream that has a tall center tip, just like frosting a cupcake!
    The finished mug topper sits on the wax paper after just being made with the pastry bag.
  • While spackling is still wet sprinkle with pumpkin spice to add another realistic touch.
    Step 8 shows the pumpkin spice being sprinkled over the top of the mug topper.
  • Cut your paper straws down until they are a few inches taller than the whipped cream and press one into your whipped cream.
  • Let your creation harden overnight if the underside is still a bit damp flip it upside down over another cup or mug and let it sit overnight again so that it can fully dry and harden.
    The finished mug topper on a single mug showing from the top, looking down.
  • Rest your completed mug topper on your favorite seasonal mug and enjoy this fun little idea for sprucing them up.
    The finished mug toppers sitting on their mugs with straws in them.


MAKES: 2 mug toppers.