How-To : 2-D Gumpaste Character Topper

Decorating By CakeMommyTX Updated 11 Dec 2011 , 4:05pm by decie

CakeMommyTX Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 3:47pm
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Below are the steps I used to make the Mario topper ,however this method will work for almost anything (trees,flowers,animals etc.)
I have also attached the actual Mario picture I used .
Hopes this helps.
If you have questions just ask.

2-D Character Cake Topper

1. Print up character of your choice in size needed. Cut out character.

2. Roll out gum paste or mmf with tylose about 1/8 thick. Grease top with shortening (so paper doesnt stick)

3. Place paper cut-out on top of gum paste and smooth out.

4.Using a X-acto knife (or other sharp knife) cut character shape out, remove excess gum paste .

5. With a straight pin poke holes and trace inner lines of character, these are your guidelines where to put your gum paste later.

6. Remove paper.

7. Now using the same paper you traced the lines with cut each section out as if it where a puzzle.

8. Use each of these pieces to trace and cut out the colored gum paste.

9. Place colored gum paste onto white gum paste just like puzzle pieces, some pieces will go on top of others (Marios side burns and overall straps went on top)

10. Using a clay tool, toothpick or back of a butter knife mark add definition, details and indentions.

11. Lastly add any top pieces (nose, buttons, eyes, etc.)

12. Let dry and attach toothpicks or skewer to back with candy melts.


18 replies
icantcook Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:02pm
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Thanks for sharing.

mcataylor Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 6:31pm
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Awesome job on your cake and thanks for the info you shared!

foxymomma521 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 6:43pm
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Thank You!!

csorrell71 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 8:31pm
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Such a great job!

Dianka Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 8:38pm
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Thanks! My daughter loves Mario. This will make a nice surprise cake for her.

superstar Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm
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Thanks CakeMommyTX, this is the same as doing decopage I think. Your cake is wonderful.

anais_o Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 9:41pm
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what an awsome idea! will definitly used on my next cake! thanks alot! icon_wink.gif

Cristi-Tutty Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 10:00pm
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wow thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!!! saving!!!!

Superstar2 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 12:43am
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Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to give it a try.

infinitsky Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 2:55am
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Thanks for sharing, my boys love Mario. I have to try making it...

sftbalmom Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 3:17am
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thank so much for sharing , my question is you said to attach with candy melt can you explain how you do that? and why? Thanks

nicole0425 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 6:35pm
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Thank You!! I can't wait to try this!

Djor Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:08am
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thanks thumbs_up.gif

ncbert Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 8:11pm
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I tried your method and love it! Thank you very much for the tutorial! icon_biggrin.gif

Here's the topper I made

Thanks again CakeMommyTX!!!!!

tiggy2 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 3:03pm
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I can see this working very well with the cricut icon_smile.gif

cakesbymark Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 3:20pm
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CakesIMake Posted 14 May 2010 , 10:34pm
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This is awesome! Thank you!

decie Posted 11 Dec 2011 , 4:05pm
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Thank you so much for the information, it is greatly appreciated. Your work is awesome by the way

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