Today, I made a little angel cake topper!
For anyone 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. We hope that you enjoy this sweet and simple tutorial!
How to Make an Angel Cake Topper
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)
What a great website! Thanks for your inspiration!
Everyone, thank you so much for your comments! Let me know if you make one--I would love to see ;0)
woooooow so sweeeet n easy!
so cute .I will make for my twins, thank you
That is brilliant! So easy, yet so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
OMG, i was going crazy trying to find ideias for my son baptism cake. And this angel is just perfect. I will tried to change the angel face for something more like a boy. Change the hair and add a gold heart. Will email you pics. Thank you so much.
Elaine, so glad!! Would love to see pics ;0) --Good luck!
Adorable!!! What brand of twinkle dust do you use?
Hi Yolanda, we have twinkle dust in snow white that was ordered from http://www.globalsugarart.com and disco dust in white ordered from http://www.gelatindesigns.com
Thanks a bunch!!!
Hooola soy Ecuatoriana, y me encanta su página, me gustaría recibir sus tutoriales,muchas gracias, atentamente, Dolores