Monday, June 10, 2013

Baby Safari Cake and Elephant Topper

Today's tutorial is for this very popular baby shower theme, ideal for a first birthday as well.

Please take a moment to look at the animals around the base, I made those by decorating pieces of gum paste but if you prefer you could use decorated cookies. You could use the exact same decorating techniques to make coordinating sugar cookies. You could also use the mini animals as cupcake toppers or make them in cookie and fill mini jars to offer as your favours.

Here are the templates to the animal shapes.

The cake board (12" square) is covered in white fondant which I airbrushed green along with the edge of the bottom cake (8" round). The top tier (6" round), here the cake plaque and rickrack ribbon was airbrushed blue.

TIP: Colouring your cakes after they are covered using the airbrush stops you from having clumps of leftover fondant colours. I used to have leftover fondant in many assorted colours which would all to often end up unused. Now my fondant bucket is filled with white and I no longer get a workout kneading the colours in.

Here is the video tutorial for the cake.

I also made a simple elephant topper video which you can watch here.

Here are some of the supplies used in these videos.