Cute Standing Cake Topper Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Often times, I’m asked to create a simple cake on a smaller budget, but the clients want something just as impressive as a sculpted cake. This cute, standing cake topper with an interesting texture on the cake is my go-to option for this clients, and they always love the end result!

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a standing cake topper with stylized facial features, fun clothing details and a staff. This topper happens to look like Rey from the new Star Wars movies but you could adapt this to match nearly anyone, just as long as the clothing and eye color and hair look similar.

I also present this unique way to create a marbled buttercream effect that I promise will be a show-stopper.

There’s a lot to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

1:16:07 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to create a cute standing cake topper with fun details and a likeness
  • How to make clothing, facial details, and a staff
  • Learn how to make a beautiful marbled buttercream texture on a cake tier

Marbled buttercream cake tier with cute standing cake topper holding a staff

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Sculpting the head and face 0:40
  2. Building the body structure 9:35
  3. Making and shaping the body 12:36
  4. Making and shaping the arms 16:23
  5. Making boots and pants 19:53
  6. Making a shirt 30:45
  7. Adding the sash 33:49
  8. Finishing face details 37:23
  9. Adding the head 44:38
  10. Making ears 46:13
  11. Making hair 47:26
  12. Marble buttercream 53:44
  13. Adding Rey to the cake 1:03:16
  14. Making Rey’s staff 1:06:00
  15. Making Rey’s hands 1:08:30
  16. Adding final details 1:12:49