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Custom Cake Toppers: Step by Step

with Brenda Walton
Custom Cake Toppers: Step by Step
Bring personality to your cakes and a smile to every guest's face with these endearing, amazing toppers. Get perfect results with detailed directions and exact fondant measurements.

Discover how to make cake toppers that are absolutely adorable with fondant pro Brenda Walton's tips for achieving her signature sweet faces, precise fondant measurements and more. Start by making a groom topper with tailored pants, a four-button jacket, a bow tie and a boutonnière. Bring his bride to life with a ruffled gown, bejeweled bodice and beautiful bouquet. Make a lovable grandma holding a cake she's ready to serve and a jovial grandpa wearing comfortable khakis and a dress shirt. Create a daydreaming little girl with a fun sash and frilled accents on her dress. Plus, learn how Brenda makes her figures even more impressive with shading and painted details. Add personalized toppers to your cakes and show guests of honor just how special they are.

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Lesson 1. The Groom's Body

  • Meet your instructor, Brenda Walton, as you preview the five delightful figures you’ll make in this class. Then, jump right in and start constructing your groom! Brenda will share with you her method for creating all of her toppers, from working with fondant to weighing out each element to ensure everything is in scale. Get tips on doweling and creating custom figures as well!


Lesson 2. The Bride's Body


Lesson 3. The Bride & Groom: Embellishing the Figures


Lesson 4. The Bride & Groom: Final Details


Lesson 5. Sweet Grandma


Lesson 6. Smiling Grandpa


Lesson 7. Cheery Little Girl

"Brenda is amazing, very precise with the measurements and details, I love the class."
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