How to Make CUTE Baby Booties!



SWEET baby booties tutorial! free tutorial!Baby booties make such a cute cake topper for shower cakes, or even first birthdays!  There are many adorable templates floating around out there for gum paste booties, but I wanted to show you how you can make them using rice cereal treats & fondant.  (Have I ever mentioned that I love rice cereal treats?)  :0)!!!  I love cute little bunnies too….  take a look at this sweetness!


It’s time for bunny faces!  You can draw your own–but here is my little template:   BunnyFace

Since I rolled my bunnies nice and thin, and since I had also kneaded in some tylose powder into the fondant for strength, I was able to remove the paper towels after about 45 mintues.

The perfect topper…  :0)

SWEET baby booties tutorial! free tutorial!


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I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial today— thanks for stopping by!

Category: Baby Showers, Blog Tutorials, Custom Toppers & Figure Modeling, Showers


  1. Angela Barton says: #1

    how cute and silly easy to do!! Thanks for doing this!

  2. graziella says: #2

    Wonderful… I can replace the cereal treat? I don’t think we have that here… do you think it works with any other cereal stick (sory i don’t know the right name of it)

  3. no way.. that is just tooooo adorable!! I love it!

  4. Adorable, this is such a creative idea! Love the bunny booties!

  5. Saltylass says: #5

    Thank you! They are so cute – I haven’t found ‘crispies treats’ – I make my own – I am going to have to make some up because I would love to make a pair of these! I’m in Western Australia

  6. Aracely says: #6

    This is just FANTASTIC!!! I like it better with RKT because you can actually eat the booties! Thanks Melissa, this is a wonderful site,I’m glad to be part of it! best regards!

  7. Anne-Marie says: #7

    Your work is amazing and i am so happy to be a member of this site .I learn a lot of very
    interesting things . My only problem is that as i live in a foreigh county a lot of the materials i cant find them over here . Whith what can i replace the “cereal stick” could you please give me an idear?
    Thank you so much Melissa for all your information any way
    My best regards

  8. Dani Nicole says: #8

    One word – adorable!!

  9. ThePinkMarshmallow says: #9

    LOVE!! Wish I had someone to make them for :)

  10. Melissa Diamond says: #10

    Thank you everybody! These really are pretty quick to make which I love!

    Graziella and Anne-Marie– I forget sometimes that rice cereal treats are not available worldwide—I should include a line about that in my tutorial! You can make your own with marshmallows and substitute a variety of cereals that you can crush if they are too big (You can find the recipe for Rice Krispie Treats online).

    These could also be made by using all fondant or all gum paste or even modeling chocolate—if I were making them this way, I would probably make them a little smaller so that they wouldn’t be so heavy. I like using the rice cereal treats because you do not have to use up so much of your fondant or gum paste, but the end result would look the same! If you would rather not use so much gum paste or fondant, your best bet would be to use a baby shoe template. We have one style of baby shoe that is done in a video tutorial on our website. If you want the bunny face, as in our tutorial, you can size it down and use it with many different styles of baby booties :0)

  11. Sandy says: #11

    I love, love, LOVE it Melissa!!!

    I have a question for you, My Daughters baby shower is coming up at the end of April. I have been volunteered to make the cake for this event. Any good ideas on creating a Dr. Seuss themed cake for a baby boy?

  12. ELIZABETH RUIZ says: #12

    Thanks Melissa. I am so happy to be member from your school. I learn a lot of wonderfull tecnics and ideas .Iam in Costa Rica.

  13. Melissa Diamond says: #14

    Thank you Sandy, Elizabeth & Marie!!

    Sandy– have you seen the “One fish, two fish, red fish, new fish…” party plates? I think that this would make a cute theme for a cake!

    link to

    If you do a search of Dr. Seuss baby shower cakes, you’ll see a few done in this theme. Tarascupcakes on our site just recently made a really cute Cat in the Hat cake and cupcakes too (in the Member Gallery) — Such a cute theme!

  14. EdiblePrints says: #15

    Thank you so much for this info Melissa, I am checking it out now!!!! :)

  15. Karen Bloess says: #16

    OMGosh! This bunny booties cake is so cute, that I am going to HAVE to join your “Cake School”!! You are quite the talent! I am out of work and have been making cakes and cake pops to keep my head above water. I have always just done them for fun but now…that fun is helping out. Looking SO forward to learning lots of new things from you!!! Hoping to find your recipe for fondant and/or gum paste!!!

  16. Melissa Diamond says: #17

    Thank you Karen–I see that you joined and I am so glad! :0) –

    Sandy, I had to update my link above to a different one showing the same plates—the ebay link had expired! :0)

  17. cupcake boss says: #18

    I just tried this today & will finish tomorrow! Soooo Cute & so easy to do. Thank you Melissa, once again, for all of your great inspirations. ;)))))

  18. Melissa Diamond says: #19

    I’m so glad that you tried them!!

  19. Marjo says: #20

    These are just too adorable! I absolutely need to try to make them =) Love your blog!

  20. Beth says: #21

    Melissa – You are such an inspiration. Your cakes are all so classy, clean and beautiful. Your style is very similar to how I like to make my cakes – yours are so amazing. Thank you for posting the step by step pictures. You really do a very nice job. I will become a member very soon! Thanks again.

  21. Cakebaker says: #22

    So cute….:O))

    I am in Western Australia like Saltylass….we can buy LCM’s instead of Rice Crispy treats.

  22. Barb Helms says: #23

    I want to make this cake so bad that I am going to make it on my cake dummy. I am new to the cake decorating business and it will be good advertisement on my cake page and lil waste! Once again, you’ve outdone yourself!

  23. Kelly says: #24

    Do you think you could make these out of cake pop “dough”? Think I might try.

  24. BeBe says: #25

    I’m not sure……..let us know if you give it a try

  25. Kelly says: #26

    worked just fine!

  26. BeBe says: #27

    Great!! Thanks for letting us know.

  27. Anne says: #28

    Just what I was looking for, fantastic tutorial, many thanks x

  28. Denise says: #29

    Oh my goodness! Thats the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time!

  29. Debora Hughes says: #30

    Hi Melissa……love love love these cuteee booties. I made these for a baby shower cake for a co-worker expecting their first child. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Your instructions were perfect. I have posted the link so you can see the pic….hopefully it works. Thanks again
    Deb Hughes, Ontario Canada
    Cake Box Fantasy

  30. Lucila Mendoza says: #31


  31. Esther says: #32

    Hi Melissa,

    Just want to check, I couldn’t find rice cereal treat in my place. What can I use to replace the rice cereal treat?


  32. BeBe says: #33

    Hi Esther, we had a post from a member in Australia that she uses LCM’s. I don’t know if this is available to you. In a comment dated Nov. 4, 2011, Kelly says she used cake pop dough with success.

  33. Sherrie says: #34

    I just stumbled across your blog, I have always, always wanted to learn to decorate cakes likes this. I can’t wait to see more. You are so talented and so very kind to share your skills with all of us. Thank you.

  34. Lori Stone says: #35

    Awesome thanks

  35. Judy says: #36

    I saw your ruffle cake and its pretty. When I saw your bunny booties. They are beautiful and adorable.
    You are a very creative person. Thanks for the tutorials.

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