In this cake decorating video tutorial, you will learn how to make adorable Bunny Cake Toppers!
These sweet gum paste figures are not only perfect for springtime and Easter cakes, but also for young birthdays and baby showers.
If you are new to figure modeling with gum paste, this tutorial is a great place to start. These sweet bunny cake toppers are very simple to shape and assemble.
Also, the buttercream flowers around the sides of the cake are SO cute and easy. Perfect for so many occasions. Sometimes simple is better!
We hope that you enjoy the tutorial!
Materials for Bunny Cake Toppers:
In this tutorial, we are decorating an 8 inch tier that is has been frosted with Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream.
Gum Paste (You can also use fondant with tylose kneaded into it as an alternative)
Pink Petal Dust
Coloring Gels: Americolor Avocado Green, Mint Green, Deep Pink, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue, White
Americolor Black Pen
Piping Tips: Wilton 352 (leaf tip) and Wilton tip 3 (round tip)
Piping Gel (or your edible adhesive of choice)
Pink Petal Dust for ears & cheeks
Floral Wire (We used a 26 gauge floral wire but any gauge that can support the ears will work)
Small flower cutter
Bubble Tea Straws or Drinking Straws - Optional, but if you feel that the toppers may sink, place a straw beneath each one cut to the height of the cake.
Miscellaneous: Small paint brushes, confectioner's sugar (optional but good for lightening the pink petal dust if necessary), pedestal or cake base of choice, cardboard cake circle cut to the size of the cake, turntable (optional), disposable piping bags
(This cake has been frosted and smoothed in advance (on it's own cardboard cake circle cut to size) using the Viva Paper Towel Method of Smoothing. If you are new to this method, you can find our tutorial here: Viva Paper Towel Method of Smoothing
More Spring Cakes
In addition to today's bunny cake toppers tutorial, we have so many more fun bunny and spring cake tutorials!
Don't miss our Roundup of Easter Cakes and Tutorials! We have tons of springtime cake recipe and cake design ideas to share with you!
Enjoy the Video!
Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope that you give these sweet bunny cake toppers a try. If you do, we would love for you to leave a comment or photo below!
The bunnies are so cute!!! Real nice!!
they are so adorable and look so easy to do! Thank you.
So adorable. I can't wait to make some for easter. Thanks.
I've only just become a member and I really can't wait to make these for Easter this year!! They are so cute.
Thanks everybody!!! (and welcome Kirsten!)
Well they are stinkin' cute! So glad they aren't tail-less :-) Love the simple but beautiful flowers around the cake :-) Very fabulous as always! Love it!
Adorable as always! It is on my "to do" list:)
Hi Melissa, I have been planning to make your carrot cake for Easter, yum! Do you think I could use your cream cheese buttercream for the flowers and leaves? Do you think they would hold their shape? Such a sweet cake! Thanks for showing us it.
Hi Terri, Here is a link to Melissa's Pipeable Cream Cheese frosting, https://www.mycakeschool.com/recipes-tutorials/cheese-frosting-pipeable/. It holds detail better than the other cream cheese recipe, but the best choice would be to do the flowers and leaves in buttercream.
Thank you! Here are my bunnies. I have made your carrot cake, delish, and filling with the cream cheese buttercream. I made your fluffy buttercream to cover the cake and make the flowers. I am going to do that tonight. Thanks for all your help, and your school. It is so tremendously helpful to have you and BeBe "right next door" :)
My finished cake. Thank you Melissa and BeBe for all your inspiration. ?
This is just precious, Terri! You did a great job! Love that she is holding her flower! xoxo