Today I’m gong to show you how to make an adorable Mother Goose cake topper! We used this topper for our Stack of Books cake in our member cake video section, but she is also the perfect centerpiece for our platter of Nursery Rhyme Cupcakes!
Find our sweet Nursery Rhyme Cupcake tutorial, which is perfect for young birthdays and baby showers here: free Nursery Rhyme Cupcake Tutorial !
Let me walk you through how to make our sweet Mother Goose cake topper:
In this tutorial, I’m working with gum paste. However, if you prefer to work with fondant, you can knead a bit of tylose into it which will make it easier to model with. (Gum paste dries quickly and sets firm which is helpful when modeling).
First, roll a gum paste ball in your hands, adding pressure to one side. This will gradually elongate the neck.
Now you know how to make Mother Goose! I was able to make her in one sitting since I used a lollipop stick as my support.
If your fondant or gum paste is very soft, a bit of sagging can become an issue as it sits. The best way to avoid any chance of this is to dry the head and body separately for several hours before assembling. Make sure to make your hole in the bottom of the head with a lollipop stick before drying, so that when you assemble later, the head will easily slide onto the neck.
Thanks for stopping by My Cake School! Don’t be a stranger! :0)