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Sweet Success: Kids' Cake Toppers

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Make creative cake toppers for babies, toddlers and even preteens, and enjoy results that will be remembered long after the last piece is sliced!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Joly Diaz
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Toddler Face
4. Toddler Body & Cake
5. Modeling Preteen Faces
6. Modeling the Preteen Girl
7. Modeling the Preteen Boy

Taught by

Joly Diaz
Joly Diaz
Joly Diaz is a native of Venezuela who traveled to the United States ten years ago to pursue a career in cake. Since then, she has built the successful cake decorating brand, Viva la Cake, which allows her to manage a busy Etsy store, teach cake decorating classes and create confections for local parties, weddings and more.

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