Adorable Animal Toppers
Make your next kids party a zoo (in a good way!). The Cake Dutchess, Etty van Urk, shares step-by-step instruction to create crowd-pleasing dog, cat, monkey, elephant, polar bear and penguin cake toppers. With timesaving techniques and expert tips, youll spend less time decorating and more time enjoying the party, and your rave reviews!
Etty van Urk is the founder and owner of the website Cake Dutchess, where she shares her designs and passion for cake toppers. Etty reaches decorators from all over the world through her tutorials specializing in accessible animal toppers
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Etty van Urk and begin by reviewing the basics of hand modeling. Then, make your first animal: a delightful sitting dog complete with a simple face and textured fur, ears and tail.
Make a friendly feline with Etty's guidance. From the multi-colored eyes to two-tone ears, Etty shows you how to make a cute sitting cat, a tiger and even a cat ready to pounce!
Create a playful monkey as Etty shows you how to build a big head on a small body. Find out how to create sculpted eyes in a two-toned socket and even master tiny details in your monkey's toes.
Bring a sweet elephant to life. Create the head and trunk from a single piece, and get tips on creating the floppiest ears around.
Build a charming polar bear directly onto your cake! Etty shows you how to make your bear look like it's hugging the edge. And you'll find out how to change the pose of your bear, before adding two sweet cubs.
In your final lesson, make a quick and easy penguin, without skewers. Learn different techniques for creating penguin features, including the black "jacket." And get Etty's tricks for making any size of penguin, including an adorable chick.