Having a figure on a cake can be a great way to personalize a cake. This simple, easy and effortless tutorial for groom figurine cake topper shares how to make figures using simple techniques. These techniques can be used to make other figures as well.
It's Thrusday!! Tip Thursday Day!! and boy!! Do I have an awesome tutorial for you??
Today's Tip Thursday has been contributed by the lovely Joly Diaz of Viva La Cake. If you are on Facebook - you probably already have seen her on my page.
Here is a short bio Joly shared for us
I am Joly Diaz, Owner of Viva la Cake in Georgia, USA, a self taught cake artist, that started making cakes around 2009. I am also the mom of two wonderful boys that keep me busy whenever they are around. During all my life, I have enjoyed learning as many things as possible: from acting classes, to pinata making , sculpting, painting, glass art, to my new passion jewelry!! My ultimate goal is to learn as much as possible and combine different techniques on different art crafting.
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Now on to today's Tip Thursday - Groom figurine cake topper tutorial (pin)
Making the head
Use a Styrofoam ball of about 1” diameter, to cover it; use a piece of fondant that is one size and half the size of the Styrofoam ball. Push your fingers inside fondant ball and add a bit of shortening. Put the Styro ball inside fondant and start covering the entire ball.
Making the face
Cover the entire ball and press the excess with a clean scissors, cut and smooth the ball as much as possible.
Using your finger, mark the space where the eyes should be place, then with a small ball tool, press the distance between the eyes. Use edible glue to attach the eyes: you can either use two small black edible pearls or two small fondant spheres.
Mark the mouth; I use a #12 round tip. Add the Nose, Press a small ball tool to mark the mouth corners and add some color for the cheeks and using a thin brush, paint the eyebrows.
Cut a circle, large enough to cover the head, you can even stretch it out if necessary.
Making the hair
Mark the side of the hair and use any tool that can texture the hair; in this case I used a small wire brush, other possible tool can be a wired sponge.
Add the ears on the side of the head and on the eyes level.
Making the pants
For the pants, roll a piece of fondant of about 5” long and a finger size of thickness. Fold it in the middle and create the pants. They can be thinner and longer, but you need to make sure there is balance between head size and body size.
I use a thick skewer, they are short but thicker, these are meant for corn in the cob or you can also use a Chinese chopstick; but always make sure it is strong enough to support the body and head. Shirt part is thick piece of white fondant.
Making the shoes and tuxedo
Finally cut a fondant rectangle to cover the back of tuxedo.
Cut the front piece making sure it covers the front and the side of the entire tuxedo. Add extra details, like buttons, collar, and tie bow.
For the shoes, use two circles and press on one side, add them to the legs. Finally add the arms and the hands.