GSU Cake Topper and Tutorial

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's the best time of year when football is here!  It's not a secret who I cheer for every year and this weekend Georgia Tech is playing Georgia Southern.  So, hopefully this won't jinx me, I wanted to post this detailed cake topper that was made for a grooms cake.

The process for making a detailed topper like this is actually very simple.  First, print out the picture you want in the size you want.  Then with a sheet of parchment paper and trace the image.

Next cut a piece of fondant in the shape and size you want the fondant to be.  In this case I made a 10 inch square.  Make sure to put this on a piece of parchment paper so you can easily lift it off your surface for traveling.

Take the tracing you made earlier and flip it over.  With an icing bag and a small tip trace the image with icing like so:

Carefully flip the piece of parchment over onto the piece of fondant making sure to center the image.  Lightly press on the paper, especially in the more detailed areas.  Slowly lift the parchment paper up and voila!  Now you have an image you can trace with the colors of your choice!

For this particular topper I used royal icing with the same method I use for sugar cookies (tutorial here).

The day of the wedding the topper was carefully placed on the groom's cake.  The bride and groom, both GSU graduates, were so happy with the result.

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