Sugar Magnolia Cake Topper Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Guest instructor Sidney Galpern of Simi Cakes joins us today for an amazing sugar magnolia isomalt cake topper. Sidney’s wealth of knowledge and expertise with isomalt shows in this tutorial! Sidney walks us through every step of the process, with many tips and tricks to keep your pieces from breaking, how to support and work with the medium to create stunning results.

Sidney shows how versatile isomalt can be, creating a magnolia, the flower pot and several branches. This piece can be used as a stand-alone project or used as a cake topper to either a wedding cake as the focal point or a special occasion. Let’s get our tools together, and let’s get started!

1:43:58 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a beautiful magnolia cake topper out of isomalt sugar
  • Learn Sidney’s tips and tricks for working with isomalt
  • How to create the flower pot and branches out of isomalt
  • Learn how to properly paint the piece and seal it

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Preparing isomalt 0:47
  2. Covering the base in fondant 4:05
  3. Making the base pieces 10:10
  4. Assembling the tree base 24:54
  5. Pulling isomalt 31:48
  6. Making the branches 38:18
  7. Attaching tree to base 46:56
  8. Making rocks 48:29
  9. Assembling the base 50:12
  10. Making the magnolia center 52:05
  11. Making the petals 1:02:55
  12. Assembling the magnolia 1:17:21
  13. Painting the center 1:28:36
  14. Airbrushing the sculpture 1:35:22
  15. Attaching the magnolia 1:38:36
  16. Glazing the piece 1:41:34