cake toppers

Make your cake go from average to awesome with a custom made Melrose Paper Designs cake topper. They are handmade with high quality glitter, textured or metallic cardstock and food safe skewers/ clear acrylic rods. They are well designed and often layered up to make them strong, but for longevity, please handle these with care. My full range can be found here.

The size of your cake topper is important, so be sure to have a read of my Cake Topper Sizing Guide blog post. It lays out all the things to consider in choosing the right size topper to make your cake shine.


I handmake all my earrings in Dunedin, NZ. I have two styles of handmade earrings: cabochon/glass dome earrings and decoupage earrings. The decoupage method is made with paper and wooden rounds. They are then sealed with a glossy water resistant sealer or resin for protection. Both styles of earrings have hypoallergenic stainless steel findings which makes them perfect for sensitive ears.

Each pair of earrings is unique and generally a one-off pair. Tassels vary in length and style. Please see each listing.

For wholesale enquiries, please email me at


I update my clearance section regularly, so please check back again for fresh new designs

About me

Melrose Paper Designs Handmade Cake Toppers

Hi! Welcome to Melrose Paper Designs – Handmade cake toppers and earrings.

I’m Mel, a wife, mum of two and lover of all things paper.

I started this business when my oldest was just a baby as a way to earn some income while staying home with her. I specialise in handmade cake toppers (and other party décor/supplies), and earrings. My products are all handmade by me in Dunedin NZ (generally with a child or two beside me).

Earrings are in stock and ready to ship (unless otherwise specified). Party items are all made to order so please allow up to 10 days for production.

My family and I appreciate every order, so thanks so much for supporting my small business!

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