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with Brenda Walton
Online Class

Custom Cake Toppers: Step by Step

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Discover how to make cake toppers that are absolutely adorable with fondant pro Brenda Walton's tips for achieving her signature sweet faces, precise fondant measurements and more. Start by making a groom topper with tailored pants, a four-button jacket, a bow tie and a boutonnière. Bring his bride to life with a ruffled gown, bejeweled bodice and beautiful bouquet. Make a lovable grandma holding a cake she's ready to serve and a jovial grandpa wearing comfortable khakis and a dress shirt. Create a daydreaming little girl with a fun sash and frilled accents on her dress. Plus, learn how Brenda makes her figures even more impressive with shading and painted details. Add personalized toppers to your cakes and show guests of honor just how special they are.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h53m

Included in this Class

1. The Groom's Body

1. The Groom's Body

Meet your instructor, Brenda Walton, as you preview the five delightful figures you'll make in this class. Then, jump right in and start constructing your groom! Brenda will share with you her method for creating all of her toppers, from working with fondant to weighing out each element to ensure everything is in scale. Get tips on doweling and creating custom figures as well!

2. The Bride's Body

2. The Bride's Body

Now that the body of your groom is done, it's time to focus on the bride! In this lesson, you'll cut, frill and attach each ruffle on her dress. You won't believe how you can create this amazing effect using a scalloped circle cutter and a toothpick! Then, you'll make the bride's bodice, neck and shoulders and shape her arms and hands with delicate detail.

3. The Bride & Groom: Embellishing the Figures

3. The Bride & Groom: Embellishing the Figures

Get a workout in fine handwork as you add dragée beading and a scalloped, ruffled neckline to the bridal gown and make a tiny bridal bouquet with hand-cut and shaped flowers and greenery. Then turn your focus back to the groom as you add his bow tie and collar as well as tiny shirt buttons.