I have received many requests for bride & groom toppers, and am happy to say that we now have a video for each! Being able to personalize someone's bridal shower or even wedding cake with a custom cake topper is really special, and I think that you will find these figures surprisingly doable, even for someone new to the world of modeling. Never fear, you can do this! :0)
White gum paste (I used Satin Ice)
Coloring Gel (I used Americolor copper (skin), Chocolate brown (hair), Leaf green & Deep Pink (bouquet) )
Toothpicks or Dried Spaghetti noodles (internal support)
Pink petal or luster dust (rosy cheeks)
Black food coloring pen/or real pen (I used a Sharpie, my coloring pen is frayed!)-this is for the eyes
Pink food coloring pen (mouth) -alternatives: "real" pen or colored pencil, or paint with a fine tipped brush using coloring gel/vodka "paint"
Oval cutter, Ball Tool, Foam Pad --These are option, but used these three tools to create the ruffled layers of the dress
Tulle & Floral Wire- Used for creating the veil (Alternative: You could just use white gum paste)
Sugar glue (tylose/water), piping gel, or your glue of choice
Misc Measurements: *Use these as a rough guide--go by what you feel looks most proportional for your figure.
Skirt-55g, (1 ⅞ oz) gum paste
Bodice- 8 g (¼ oz) gum paste
Head- 5g (approx ¼ oz)
Arms/Neck- 3 g. ⅛ oz
Tulle- (Veil) - 7x5 ½" wide before folding
**Please make sure to give yourself at least a few days to make this bride. The more time that you have, the better. Make sure to give each piece a chance to dry before assembling.
Can't wait to see your brides! :0)
HOW TO MAKE A GROOM TOPPER
In this video, you will learn how to make a handsome groom. He is the perfect match for our sweet bride that we made in another video tutorial. The basic idea for my groom is very similar to how I’ve made gum paste men in past tutorials (“Gum Paste Guy” video) — However, I suspect that the demand for a groom video is all about the tuxedo :0) — So, in this video, you’ll learn how to make and assemble the body (in case you need a refresher), and you’ll also learn how to dress him to impress!
Black “gum paste” (I used pre-colored Satin Ice black fondant and kneaded in tylose powder until it reached a good modeling consistency)–For jacket, bow tie, pants & shoes
White gum paste (For shirt, and to tint for hair and skin)
Coloring Gel- I used Americolor Copper for his skin, Chocolate Brown for his hair, & a tiny bit of deep pink & leaf green for his boutineer
Anchor for leg-I used a thin wooden skewer but you could also use a lollipop stick or stiff floral wire. If using floral wire, feed through a thin stir straw before pushing into cake.
Toothpick/Dry Spaghetti- Use these to piece body parts together
Tylose/Sugar Glue or your glue of choice
Measurements given in video: *Yours may vary, just go with what looks proportional.
Head- 5g. (¼ oz) gum paste
Shirt- 12 g (⅜ oz)
Jacket– Roll gum paste very thin & cut out a 3 ½″ x 2″ rectangle (Again, go with what looks right. You want to be able to wrap the piece of gum paste around the body & create a slight overlap.)
*Allow at least a few days of dry time to be on the safe side, although he may be dry sooner.