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)