If you’ve followed my channel for a while, you’ll know I love making cute little cake toppers and with Easter just a week away I couldn’t resist showing you how I made this really cute little bunny rabbit cake topper. This would be perfect for any rabbit lover, but you could also use it on the top of your Easter Cakes too. Scroll down to watch the step by step video tutorial!
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The finished rabbit sits around 8cm in height if you have the ears folded down and 12cm with the ears up. This means the bunny will fit perfectly on top of a 5 inch cake.
For the topper I used the Saracino ‘Pasta Model’ modelling paste. Since starting to use Saracino I really love how mouldable it is, and how it firms up, allowing the character to keep it’s shape. It also stays soft for ages and smoothed out really well when adding 2 pieces together.
If you don’t have Saracino, in some of my other character tutorials you may have see me combine fondant with gumpate. This also work great as it allows the fondant to set firmer than it would on it’s own. Check out my elephant cake topper tutorial for the weights you’ll need.
Top Tip When Making Characters
When making any form of characters to go onto your cakes, but especially ones that have slightly large heads, I think the most important thing to remember is to allow the body to firm up slightly before adding the head. Depending on what kind of modelling paste you’re using this may only need around an hour, you just want it slightly firmer to the touch.
In this tutorial both the head and the body are made from a 40g ball of modelling paste (you’ll get all the weights in the tutorial to make it easy to follow), this gives a really cute character but it also means the head is quite heavy. By allowing the body to firm up it stops the modelling paste sinking down under the weight.
Cute Little Carrots
I really love how cute this bunny rabbit is, I also love these tiny little carrots too. These would also look so cute on the top of carrot cake cupcakes for example and they are super easy to make. Just a tiny ball of orange modelling paste or fondant tapered into a cone shape. Add some texture to both sides with your dresden too and pop in some green modelling paste for the leaves.
I really hope you enjoy the tutorial. This was such a fun topper to make. Also don’t forget to checkout some of my other cake topper tutorials including a cute little elephant, a lion, a giraffe, some monkeys and a cute little teddy bear! Plus let me know in the comments what character would you love to see next.
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Tools I used
I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/cakesbylynz
Saracino (Amazon): https://amzn.to/3cSQbjc
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Modelling tools: https://amzn.to/2WWfnOR
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Dusky Pink): https://amzn.to/3yf9NXt
Colour Splash Black: https://tidd.ly/3AbxroK
Wooden skewers: https://amzn.to/2R0LOeK
Water Brush: https://amzn.to/3HVmYTb
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Flower Plunger Cutter: https://amzn.to/3azg7yQ
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