Intertwined Initials Topper

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Learn how to make a wedding cake topper using an elegant feminine letter for the bride which is intertwined around a bold masculine letter for the groom.

In this tutorial, you are going to experience how to design and put together an intertwined initials cake topper from scratch.

Usually when we hear the words “initials topper”, the first thing that comes to mind is 2 bold letters placed side by side with an ‘&’ symbol in the middle. To me, this is like a couple standing side by side, not even holding hands and not showing any emotion at all. Now, imagine a couple with their arms wrapped around each other, showing that they really love and complete each other. This is the type of initials topper I want to show you in this tutorial.

I will use two different fonts. One will be masculine style font that is straight and bold representing the male. The other will be a feminine fragile and cursive font representing a female. They will not stand side by side but instead be intertwined to become one and express a true love for one another.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Intertwined Initials Topper Course Material
This PDF document contains A5 size templates for all masculine letters as well as example designs of different combinations and a guide sheet for making feminine letters.

Track
Duration
Introduction
2:44
Tools, Materials, Recipes & Ingredients
2:40
How the M & N were Designed
3:13
Designing L & M
5:51
Designing the S & J
6:25
Designing a P & A
3:58
Making the Masculine M
9:48
Making the Masculine L
11:06
Calculating the Length of the Feminine Letters
5:54
Making the Feminine N
14:36
Making the Feminine M
11:38
Standing the Letters Upright
4:07
Painting the Feminine Letters Gold
8:55
Final Thoughts
00:56
Total Duration
1:32:47

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
LED Light Tracing Box Shop Online
Optional
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
14cm (for 15cm diametre top cake) & 4cm
Pliers
X 2
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Starch
Preferably with small holes.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Perfection Strips Shop Online
10mm & 5mm
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Basic Stationary
Pencil, marker pen, highlighter, transparent ruler
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Pizza Cutter Shop Online
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Skewers Shop Online
Just one
Small Brush in Egg White
Craft Knife Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
A4 Paper
Tracing Paper
Recipes & Ingredients
Dark Chocolate Wikipedia

A handful. Used for gluing purposes.

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.
White Chocolate Wikipedia

A handful. Used for gluing purposes.

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.

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