Sugar BABY in a CRADLE Cake Topper

Intermediate

Learn how to make a sugar baby in a cradle cake topper.

Recently I made a Stork and Baby Topper tutorial for a christening cake and mentioned about how a baby in a cradle could be another idea for a similar event. So today I would like to show you how to make a cradle with the baby inside.

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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.
Sugar Baby in a Cradle Cake Topper 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 & Coating
  • Set of PVC pipes (30mm to 40mm thick, 40cm & 20cm long)
  • Rolling pin (30cm long)
  • Powder shaker (Filled with starch)
  • Needle or pin (to pop air bubbles)
  • Perfections strips
  • Fondant smoother
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Cold Spray Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Plastic Corner Strip
Used to protect the corner of a wall. After being modified to have a sharp end, this is one of Serdar's favourite tools.
Plastic knife
Craft Knife Shop Online
Small knife
Daisy cutter
35mm
Digital Scale
Sensitive to 1 gram
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Quilt texturing sheet or Fluorescent Light cover
Cardboard
10cm x 10cm for texturing Daisy flower
Skewers Shop Online
1 x 3mm thick
Recipes & Ingredients

250g white

A thick sugar paste, similar to gum paste, that can be molded into different shapes and forms. When dried, it is hard and brittle. Unlike gum paste, pastillage dries much quicker and stronger. Made with gelatine, water...[read more]

Sugar Gum Paste

50g skin color
250g pink
50g light yellow
10g black

1 small cone

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]

White Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

50g

Compound chocolate is a product made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners. It is used as a lower-cost alternative to true chocolate, as it uses less-expensive hard vegetable fats such as coconut oil or palm kernel oil in place of the more expensive cocoa butter. It may also be known as 'compound coating' or 'chocolatey coating' when used as a coating for candy.

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