Sweet Angel Cake Topper

Today, I made a little angel cake topper.  For anyone still in need of  holiday ideas,  I think that our angel would add an instant bit of sweetness to your holiday cakes & platters.  I’ve always had a soft spot for anything in an angel theme.

Here are the materials that I started with:

 I started off by slicing the tip off of the sugar cone, creating a small hole.  This will make things easier for us later.

Next, I rolled out my white fondant and brushed the cone with light corn syrup and then wrapped it with white fondant.  The corn syrup helps the fondant to adhere.  (I forgot to include corn syrup in my photo above) ;0) 


Face the fondant seam to the back. We’ll come back to that in a second.

Now, for the wings! I formed two wings from one piece of 20 gauge floral wire. I also created a halo (as seen in the first photo).

If you like glitter (and I do), you’ll want to brush the wire with a little light corn syrup or piping gel. Then, dust with sparkle! I used my gold hologram twinkle dust.

What a difference a little sparkle makes! I did the same for my halo.

Remember our fondant seam from earlier? Lift it slightly so that you can seal in the wire for your wings. You can seal the fondant back in place over the wire with a little water.

Next, I made my angel’s face. Her face is copper-tinted fondant, rolled out and cut with a 2D piping tip. I let it dry for several minutes before drawing/painting on the features.

Next, I dampened a small ball of fondant and placed on top of the cone. I inserted the halo into this ball.

…and on the front of the little fondant ball, I attached the face with a little bit of water.

Next, I made a little snake of fondant and attached on either side of the angel to create arms. 


After several minutes, once the head was nice and secure, I began adding strands of soft yellow fondant for hair. I used a little bit of water as my glue. I twisted the ends to make curls.  You’ll notice I briefly removed the halo–it was getting in the way of my hair styling ;0)


And finally, I placed a ball of fondant to create her hands, and pressed on a heart shaped sprinkle (Wilton).

Now, our sweet angel is finished.  I didn’t have a cake for her today, but I’m sure that you all could come up with something lovely for your angel to watch over ;0) —

Thanks for visiting today– see you next time ;0)

Category: Blog Tutorials, Custom Toppers & Figure Modeling, Seasonal & Holiday, Winter


  1. Sheri says: #1

    OMGoodness!!!!!!!!!! So simple, but so pretty. Makes what to run out and buy everything to do this. Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Darcy's Cupcake Creations says: #2

    thank you, very simple and yet looks so special x

  3. jen says: #3

    this is so cute and EASY…you really do make everything so much less stressful…my favorite teacher :) have a merry christmas melissa!

  4. diamonddust says: #4

    Some times the most simple make the most elegant. This is so charming and the face is so precious. Very creative indeed. I love it.

  5. Janice says: #5

    That is so cute! I wish I had seen that earlier for a couple of cakes I had to make!! What is funny for me is seeing you picture of the finished angle with no snow in the background and lush green plants!!!LOL Here in Winnipeg or as others call it Winterpeg we have snow and will for the next 3-4 months!!

    Have a Merry Christmas!!!

  6. D says: #6

    Oh my goodness, you are amazing. She’s darling and so easy. I want to be just like you when I grow up — even though I’m older than your mom!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. pollyr says: #7

    How cute, and so easy to create. Thank you.

  8. Samia says: #8

    So nice, simple and easy………….I like the way you displayed rthe steps making it doable for everyone! Thanks.

  9. shayne says: #9

    She is so gorgeous!

  10. Jaimie Coleman says: #10

    WOW–I collect angels and this little one will certainly become part of my baking collection. Thank you for showing us how to create such a sweet little angel.

  11. sweetgrannyjan says: #11

    So cute …. love it …. I have just the cake to put it on …. my granddaughters will just love it

  12. agnes parker-longdon says: #12

    omg its soooooo cute to use as a topper for my birthday cake on the 25th thanks for such an idea merry christmas to you

  13. What a great website! Thanks for your inspiration!

  14. Melissa Diamond says: #14

    Everyone, thank you so much for your comments! Let me know if you make one–I would love to see ;0)

  15. SUMAIA says: #15

    woooooow so sweeeet n easy!

  16. Nasreen zereshki says: #16

    so cute .I will make for my twins, thank you

  17. That is brilliant! So easy, yet so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  18. eliane says: #18

    OMG, i was going crazy trying to find ideias for my son baptism cake. And this angel is just perfect. I will tried to change the angel face for something more like a boy. Change the hair and add a gold heart. Will email you pics. Thank you so much.

  19. Melissa Diamond says: #19

    Elaine, so glad!! Would love to see pics ;0) –Good luck!

  20. Yolanda says: #20

    Adorable!!! What brand of twinkle dust do you use?

  21. BeBe says: #21

    Hi Yolanda, we have twinkle dust in snow white that was ordered from http://www.globalsugarart.com and disco dust in white ordered from http://www.gelatindesigns.com

  22. Yolanda says: #22

    Thanks a bunch!!!

  23. Dolores Ochoa says: #23

    Hooola soy Ecuatoriana, y me encanta su página, me gustaría recibir sus tutoriales,muchas gracias, atentamente, Dolores

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