Wednesday, April 27, 2011

How to Make an Owl Cake Topper

Hello cake friends.  Here is my newest tutorial: How to make an owl cake topper.  Enjoy!

What you will need: 
  • Powdered sugar for rolling out fondant (I use a shaker)

  • Gel food colors

  • rolling pin

  • tylose powder

  • circle cutters

  • small flower cutter

  • tip 12

  • exacto knife

  • fondant (purple, white, black, yellow)

  • small paint brush

  • lollipop stick

  • vodka (not shown)

  • styrofoam block (not shown)

First, push your lollipop stick into the styrofoam block.  Brush a little gum glue (tylose powder mixed with water) onto the stick.  Roll the purple fondant into a cone shape for the body and insert onto the lollipop stick.  Roll a smaller ball of fondant for the head and pinch the ends as shown.  Glue the head onto the body.

Dust your surface with powdered sugar and roll out more fondant (I used a lighter shade of purple) with a rolling pin.  Use circle cutters and exacto knife to create the face and stomach of the owl.  Glue to owl.

For the feet use a small flower cutter and trim as shown.  Also, form the wings and beak and attach to the owl using gum glue.

For the eyes roll out larger white circles, black circles using a tip 12 and small whites for eyes, and glue to owl using gum glue.

Mix gel food color with a little vodka.  Hand paint the design onto owls stomach.  If you mess up you can erase your mistakes with a Q-tip that has been dipped in vodka.

Our cutie little owl is finished!  I hope I have inspired you.

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