SANTA ON A SLEIGH Cake Topper Tutorial

SANTA ON A SLEIGH Cake Topper Tutorial


Learn how to make a cake topper of Santa on his sleigh entirely with Royal Icing!

Christmas is here again! So here is a simple cake topper that you can use on a Christmas cake or as a decorative piece. Christmas without Santa and his Sleigh is unthinkable so that’s what I’ll be showing you in this tutorial. An easy and simple cake topper of Santa in his sleigh with his reindeer, made entirely from royal icing.

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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.
SANTA ON A SLEIGH Cake Topper Tutorial Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.
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
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
starch duster
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Digital Scale
1g sensitive
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Cellophane Shop Online
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
red , black
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Corrugated Cardboard
using as tray
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Hand mixer
Sticky Tape Shop Online
Craft Knife Shop Online
Polystyrine block
Skewers Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients

400 g

Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from egg white and icing sugar (mix or pure). A little addition of an acidic substance like lemon juice, citric acid or cream of tartar, the texture of the icing can be improved....[read more]

Tylose powder


  1. Tom Oleary says:

    Uk amateur Second attempt, cracked it. I used distilled vinegar this year (uk white vinegar name) and swapped to powdered egg white. No breakages at all this year. Only fault was used Tesco brand fondant, white discoloured, red bleed into royal icing hair turning it pink. Going to try modelling paste for Santa this year.

  2. Deirdre Kettle says:

    sorry forgot to ask, would fondant work just as well as the icing with tylos

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Icing with tylose has no fat and will dry rigid fondant will not.

  3. Deirdre Kettle says:

    absolutely beautiful, think I would need a lot of practice at piping icing before I would attempt something like this as I am just a beginner at making decorations although I did make the chocolate magnolia but piping is something else.
    Thank you for the amazing tutorials they make me want to learn more about decorating the cakes I make

  4. Doroga Carmen says:

    I made this last Christmas and it was so nice working on your explanation. Thanks Mr. Yener for sharing your experience!

  5. Francine - The Garden Baker says:

    Fabulous tutorial! I never would have dreamed that it was possible to use royal icing for something like this and can see many other uses for the royal icing + tylose technique. Thank you!

    1. ioan Mandrea says:

      But why royal ice with tylose?

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