Online Class

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.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Brenda Walton
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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!
2. The Bride's Body
3. The Bride & Groom: Embellishing the Figures
4. The Bride & Groom: Final Details
5. Sweet Grandma
6. Smiling Grandpa
7. Cheery Little Girl

Taught by

Brenda Walton
Brenda Walton
Brenda's love of fondant and sugar art began while making her daughter's first birthday cake in 2010. Less than a year later, she started her business, Sugar High, Inc. Brenda's focus soon shifted from making cakes to creating fondant cake and cupcake toppers. Brenda's heart goes into each little character and creation, and she travels all over the country to share her passion and techniques for working with fondant.
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