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Your cake topper is the centrepiece of your cake. The difference between cake toppers and any other form of edible decoration is that you mould and shape the material entirely by hand – without the use of moulds. Formed with pliable, edible modelling materials, such as sugar paste or florist paste, toppers truly represent what your cake’s all about. Of course you can buy ready-made edible toppers, but what's the fun in that?
The first thing you need to consider is what modelling paste you want to use – but what's the difference between them all? The distinction
lies in the ingredients used to produce them, which in turn affects their
elasticity, pliability and final appearance. But which modelling paste is right for your design?
We've created a Modelling Paste Chart to make that choice a little
You also need to make sure you have all the basic tools
required to shape and add finer details to your modelling paste. These could
include cutters, a spatula, a rolling pin, a work board, brushes,
stamens, cocktail sticks and a variety of modelling tools. If you're working
from a cake toppers book or other instructions, please refer to the author's
recommendations before you begin. If you're still looking for that essential
guidance and inspiration, then why not view our selection of Cake Decorating Books?
Ultimately, cake toppers are constructed from
basic shapes, using simple techniques – which you will then carefully sculpt
and colour. Create anything from animals, people and fairies, to objects like
shoes and boats. You can even create toppers for a huge range of occasions –
such as spooky witches for Halloween, cheerful reindeer for Christmas and a
jack-in-the-box for a new baby – or for a
whole host of different themes, such as pirate, jungle or princess cakes.
The possibilities are truly endless – the only limit is your imagination!
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