Today I’m going to show you how to make cute Baby Booties for your cakes! This adorable cake topper is so easy to make, and perfect for young birthdays and baby showers!
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?) I love cute little bunnies too…. take a look at this sweetness!
First, I compressed and shaped about 1 1/2 rice cereal treats into the shape of each baby shoe. I used the pre-made 22g. bars but of course you can make homemade rice cereal treats if you would rather!
Here’s a closer look. The cereal treats should compress fairly easily. It’s a good idea to make them as smooth as possible so that they can easily be covered with fondant without bumps showing through.
To give the shoes a little depth, I used my ball tool, but you can also use a paintbrush handle or whatever you may have around the kitchen that will give you a small round impression.
Next, I rolled out my fondant over some textured shelf liner. This step is completely optional but gives a great texture.
You could also create texture with what you have on hand, for instance a stitching wheel, embossed roller, crumpled foil, or even criss cross marks with a fork! Ha! There’s really no right or wrong. If you prefer a smooth look, that’s fine too!
I covered the rice cereal treat shoes with a light coating of vegetable shortening before covering with our fondant.
Here’s a close up! By the way, I rolled my fondant to about 1/4 inch thickness. I kneaded in a little CMC powder (or tylose powder would work too). The tylose/cmc just speeds up the drying process and makes it a bit firmer. However, since the rice cereal treat gives such a great base, using straight fondant or even gum paste is fine!
Next, I cut out two pink fondant textured circles and layered them onto the shoes. So cute!!
It’s time for bunny faces! You can draw your own–but here is my little template: BunnyFace
I attached the bunny faces to the baby shoes with a little light corn syrup. Use your adhesive of choice! Piping gel works great too.
I used bits of paper towel to support the ears until they had time to dry.
The perfect topper… :0)
I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial today— thanks for stopping by!