Horse & Rider Cake Topper Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Everything you need to know about making cake toppers!

From advanced armatures and modeling chocolate, measuring scale and creating a realistic figure. This tutorials covers all the basics with tons of tips and tricks.

1:44:01 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Liz Marek addresses common problems when working with armature wire
  • How to use a face mold to quickly get a basic face shape and then customize it to sculpt unique features
  • Liz Marek offers tips and tricks to help with blending modeling chocolate seams
  • Learn how to make fondant clothing for the rider figure
  • How to create a velvet grass texture for the green hill cake

Everything you need to know about making cake toppers! From advanced armatures and modeling chocolate, measuring scale and creating a realistic figure. This tutorials covers all the basics with tons of tips and tricks.

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Scale & horse measurements 1:31
  2. Building the armature 5:34
  3. Bulking up structure 13:49
  4. Coloring modeling chocolate 17:11
  5. Girl topper measurements 19:28
  6. Coloring girl fondant 22:25
  7. Making the girl’s face 23:51
  8. Roughing out the horse body 34:27
  9. Making horse back legs 36:52
  10. Horse’s front legs 41:52
  11. Horse neck & head 44:59
  12. Making the hill cake 53:45
  13. Checking horse head measurements 58:05
  14. Horse head details 1:03:47
  15. Painting the horse 1:07:45
  16. Painting the girl’s face 1:11:32
  17. Making horse’s mane 1:15:46
  18. Making girl legs 1:18:49
  19. Placing girl on horse 1:21:47
  20. Adding the shirt 1:24:50
  21. Making the arms 1:27:09
  22. Adding girl’s hair 1:31:42
  23. Covering the cake 1:34:57
  24. Velvet texture grass 1:37:16
  25. Placing topper 1:42:11
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