In this video, you will learn how to make a Santa Claus cake topper! We have a *separate* video for Rudolph, which you can find if you CLICK HERE.
I had the best time making this cute little Santa, and I hope you'll give him a try too. Don't forget to check below the video for materials used!
White gum paste (tinted with copper coloring for skin)
Pre-colored black and red fondant (I keep pre-colored on hand as a short cut)
Tylose powder (or CMC)--for kneading into the red fondant to make it firmer.
Sugar Glue/Tylose Glue--(or your "glue" of choice)
Americolor Copper Coloring--for tinting Santa's skin
Toothpicks or thick pasta noodles (for anchoring pieces together)
Black Food Coloring Pen (I use Americolor) or you can paint with a very fine tipped brush if you don't have a pen.
Styrofoam block (useful if you are going to have an anchor coming from
Santa's foot, this is useful)
Rolling pin for rolling fondant/gum paste
parchment paper for resting pieces on to dry
Pink petal dust-if you want Santa to have rosy cheeks
*Royal Icing- optional--I used this for extra accents on Santa's beard and fur lining. (I used a tip 2 for this)
Lollipop Stick- optional--useful for an anchor from Santa's foot if you want one.
Sharpie or black pen with a fine tip (I mentioned using this on Santa's list--optional)
GORGEOUS, I'LL MAKE HIM !!!!!!!!
Thanks ladies!!! He was lots of fun to make ;0)
I have enjoyed watching your Santa and reindeer tutorial. You make them look sooooo easy to make and I am inspired to give them a try. Thank you for both great tutorials and website. xx
This is exactly what I needed for my cake!!!! Just worried because it's due tmrw- so I hope there is enough time for all the parts to set up- ugh- they should have named me "Last Minute Annie" ha-- Melissa- you made it look so easy!- Thanks BeBe for filming a great video--
Good luck, Mo ! ;0) -- You sound like me. You should be fine--especially if you are using gum paste or fondant with tylose (or CMC or gum tex) kneaded into it. Let us know how it goes!
He's so cute. Can't wait to try him at x-mas.