Baby Elephant Cake Topper Tutorial

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This week I really wanted to create something that was sweet and fun that could be added onto the top of your cakes. One really popular theme for children’s birthday, baby showers and christenings cakes are elephants. So this week I thought I would show you how to make this cute baby elephant cake topper. For the full tutorial just head to the bottom of this post!

Elephant cake Topper tutorial

The little elephant measures around 9cm in height and is made from fondant mixed with a small amount of gumpaste to help it firm up. If you don’t have any gumpaste you could add a small amount of tylo powder to your fondant which will do the same thing. I love how sweet the little elephant looks with his little crown. You could also switch this for a bow if you wanted.

fondant Elephant cake Topper tutorial

When making the elephant I think the most important thing to remember is to allow the body to firm up slightly before adding the head. To give it that cute baby elephant look I have made the head as big as his body, which means it is quite heavy. By allowing the body to firm up slightly it stops the fondant sinking down under the weight.

Watch my step by step tutorial to see how to make your own elephant cake topper

I really hope you like the little elephant so just click the video below to see step by step how to make him yourself. Plus let me know if you want to see any other character toppers in the comments below.

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:

Rolling Pin:
Modelling tools:
Edible glue:
Renshaw Fondant (White):
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste):
Rejuvenator Spirit:
Sugarflair Royal Gold Dusts:
Sugarflair dusky pink tint:
Sugarflair Shadow Grey tint:

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Baby Elephant Cake Topper Tutorial

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  1. Absolutely darling little elephant – now I know where the person who made the cake for my daughter’s baby shower got her elephant cake topper idea! It turned out so cute that I’m going to preserve it by using a two part epoxy resin on it (after letting it dry out for a few weeks). Very cute baby elephant!

    1. Hi Dani, What an amazing idea to preserve the topper. I’m so happy your cake maker found the tutorial helpful and you love the little elephant.

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