Cake Topper Techniques: Fondant Animals

with Sharon Wee

Photo of Sharon Wee

Learn all about the fondant birds and the sugarpaste bees, and make adorable animal cake toppers with cake designer Sharon Wee. Read More…

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  2. Meet the Instructor
  3. Ratings & Reviews
  4. Materials
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Class Description

You’ll learn to make five basic shapes to start building cute and fun fondant animal cake toppers. Sharon’s class is a great place to begin your foray into fondant modeling or elevate your existing cake-topper construction skills. In just minutes you’ll create lovely ladybugs and beautiful bees before moving onto delightful ducks and proportional penguins. Sharon’s no-nonsense approach will equip you with time-saving tips and gravity-defying construction techniques as you mold movement into your fondant creatures. Your fondant pig comes alive playing in a puddle, and a cute cow kicks up the celebration with a floating fondant-covered balloon. Sharon completes the class with a step-by-step guide to her signature lovebirds — with detailed beaks, bellies and wings.  

 

Lesson Plan

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4:32

Lesson 1. Meet Sharon Wee

  • Meet your instructor, Sharon Wee, and learn to form balls, ovals, eggs, teardrops and sausages, the foundations for all of your fondant animals

13:36

Lesson 2. Simple Figurines

  • Make an adorable ladybug, bee, duck and penguin with Sharon increasing the level of difficulty just a bit with each animal.

26:51

Lesson 3. Bigger Figurines

  • Turn your newly formed talents toward making a bunny holding a carrot or a bear perched on its back and holding a flower as you continue on your fondant animal journey.

17:47

Lesson 4. Figurines with Movement: Pig

  • Expand your menagerie and add movement to your animals as you learn to create a delightful pig playing in a mud puddle.

17:15

Lesson 5. Figurines with Movement: Cow

  • Learn how to defy gravity as you create a cow holding a floating ballon using all of the skills and techniques youíve learned so far.

12:36

Lesson 6. Carving the Lovebirds

  • Sharon shares her exclusive design for her charming lovebirds. Learn how to carve polystyrene foam into the 3-D shape you want based off of a two-dimensional drawing.

26:26

Lesson 7. Finishing the Lovebirds

  • Sharon demonstrates how to attach your lovebirds to the cake, cover them with fondant and add wings, bellies, beaks and other finishing details.

"Although I've done some figurines before taking this class, I still picked up some helpful tips. I think this is an especially great class if you have never done any type of figurines before. It's pretty straight forward and simple to follow. Thank you for taking the time to teach your craft!"
- moecasey
USA

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$29.99

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  • 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials that include Sharon’s own lovebird templates
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Sharon in our virtual classroom
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