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with Joly Diaz
Online Class

Sweet Success: Kids' Cake Toppers

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Make sweet toppers for the sweetest kids in your life with guidance from Viva la Cake's Joly Diaz! Start by creating a baby cake topper that will have everyone "oohing" and "ahhing." Learn how to hand model an adorable baby head, arms and legs, and add charming accents — you won't believe how easy it is! Then, give the top toddlers in your life a topper to remember. Joly shows you how to form a more dimensional face for an older child and how to make different lips for boys and girls. Plus, master expressive eyes finished with pupils, lashes and catchlights for an impressive result. And, add delightful bumblebee and ladybug bodies for the cutest costumed babes you ever did see. Finally, please the preteen in your life with girl and boy toppers complete with trendy outfits and realistically shaped noses, lips, eyes and even a full head of hair!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h16m

Included in this Class

1. Modeling the Baby Head

1. Modeling the Baby Head

Meet cake designer Joly Diaz and learn how to make adorable kids' cake toppers as you create phenomenal effects figure-modeling by hand. Joly advises on the best materials to use and then gets started with simple modeling as she demonstrates making the head for your baby topper.

2. Baby Body & Cake

2. Baby Body & Cake

Get more practice hand modeling as you finish the baby topper. Learn how to shape a simple body with easy arms and legs. Joly shows you some variations, such as how to make the topper for boys, and finishes up with eye-catching accents to tie the cake and topper together!

3. Toddler Face

3. Toddler Face

On to the toddlers! Joly demonstrates how to make a more dimensional face for an older child, but those chubby cheeks and button noses are still in play! Learn how to make different lips for boys and girls, and see how Joly creates eyes, complete with pupils, lashes and catchlights.