5 Thank You Teacher Cupcake Topper Tutorials
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Last Updated on 1st June 2023 by Vicki
Hi all! Today I have 5 thank you teacher cupcake topper tutorials to show you. I normally make tutorials of toppers that I’ve made for friends or family, but today I’ve made an exception! I’ve created these tutorials in advance, so you have more of a chance to make them before the end of the school term. They would also make great ‘back to school’ cupcakes too! Because there are so many toppers, I’ve put links to each tutorial below, should you want to go directly to a particular one.
List Of Cake Topper Tutorials
- Pencil Cake Topper Tutorial
- Pencil Sharpener Cake Topper Tutorial
- A4 Lined Paper Cake Topper Tutorial
- Wax Crayon Cake Topper Tutorial
- Chalkboard Cake Topper Tutorial
- Spiral Book Cake Topper Tutorial
As with all my tutorials, I’ve included a list at the bottom of the post of all the items that I used to make them. I also used vodka for my glue, but you could use an edible glue if you like.
Thank You Teacher Cake Topper Tutorials
How To Make A Pencil Cake Topper
To make the pencil topper I used Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste in Daffodil Yellow and White The Modelling Paste. I coloured the white paste grey using Sugarflair’s Graphite food colouring paste. To make the wood colour, I used my firm favourite, PME Old Gold food colouring paste.
Form a marble sized piece of yellow modelling paste.
Roll the modelling paste into a tube. TOP TIP : A cake smoother helps ensure an even and smooth tube.
Use a cone modelling tool to create a hole in one end of the tube. Flatten the other end.
Stick a small white tube on the flattened end for the rubber. Again, a smoother will help to make it the same width as your pencil.
If you have a gap between the rubber and the pencil you can fill it with a small yellow tube of modelling paste.
Stick this around the pencil, filling the gap. Use a smoother to neaten.
Colour some modelling paste grey.
Roll out your grey modelling paste and cut out a strip. Make sure it’s the width you need by checking it against your pencil. Stick it to your pencil, by wrapping around where the rubber and pencil join. Trim to fit.
You can create a design if you like. I used a blade tool to do this.
Next, form a small piece of beige modelling paste into a diamond shape. Make sure one end is longer than the other, as can be seen above.
Stick the shorter end into the premade hole. Now, make a tiny hole in the visible pointed end.
Finally, add a little more graphite colour to your grey modelling paste until you reach a lead colour. Stick a tiny ball into the premade hole and make it pointed with your fingers.
How To Make A Pencil Sharpener Cake Topper
To make the pencil sharpener I used white The Modelling Paste coloured blue with PME Ocean Blue.
Form a small piece of blue modelling paste into a rectangle shape. A cake smoother can help to achieve a smooth even shape.
Use your thumbs to create the finger indents on either side of the rectangle.
Use the scriber end of a knife and scriber tool to create a hole to one side of the shape, as can be seen above. Turn the tool into the paste as you create the hole.
Cut a small strip of grey modelling paste and stick it onto the pencil sharpener, as can be seen above.
Use a blade tool to mark an indent along the left side of the grey strip.
Form a small ball of grey modelling paste and stick it onto the pencil sharpener, as can be seen above. Flatten with your fingers.
Use a knife tool to mark a line indent in the screw.
If you need to adjust the shape, place the sharpener back onto to the scriber and adjust with your fingers.
Use a blade tool to mark grip lines on either side of the pencil sharpener.
How To Make The A4 Lined Paper Cake Topper
To make the lined paper I used white The Modelling Paste. To mark the lines I used Rainbow Dust craft pens in Red and Royal Blue.
Roll out your modelling paste and cut out an A4 shape. I used a square cutter to do this and then just cut a strip off one side. This needs to be left to dry out overnight, so it’s hard enough to write on.
Use the red pen to mark a red line down the edge of the shape. I used a cake smoother as a ruler. Leave to dry.
Use a blue pen and cake smoother to draw lines across the shape. Leave to dry.
Once your toppers have dried, you can stick the pencil and sharpener on top of the lined paper and it’s ready for your cupcake!
Pencil Sharpener and Pencil Cupcake Topper Video Tutorial
How To Make A Wax Crayon Cake Topper
To make the wax crayon I again used Renshaw Flower and Modelling paste in Daffodil Yellow. I also used Dahlia Black Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste for the black lines.
Roll a piece of yellow modelling paste into a marble sized ball.
Form the ball into a tube. Again, the cake smoother will help to achieve a smooth even finish.
Flatten one end and form a point on the other.
Use a blade tool to create a ridge around the bottom edge of the pointed end.
Make a thin flat strip of black modelling paste.
Stick this around the top and bottom of the crayon. Trim to fit.
Flatten the pointed end slightly.
To make the paper, cut out a white square of modelling paste. Leave this to dry overnight, so it’s hard enough to draw on.
Draw and write on the white modelling paste with edible food pens. I used my Rainbow Dust Craft Pens.
How To Make A Chalkboard Cake Topper
To make the chalkboard I use Dahlia Black Renshaw Flower and Modelling and White The Modelling Paste. I coloured the white paste with PME Old Gold. I made sure that I didn’t work the food colouring all the way through, so I could create a marble effect. To create the chalk writing effect, I used a Fractal Colours White Food Colouring Brush Pen.
Roll out the black modelling paste and cut out two squares. Leave them to dry overnight.
To make the frame, roll out the beige modelling paste and cut out a square the same size as the black one.
Next, use a smaller square cutter to cut out the middle of the shape. Repeat to make a second frame.
Stick these onto your black squares, as can be seen above.
Write onto your chalkboards with the white paint pen.
Form a tiny piece of white modelling paste into a tube and stick it on the lower right corner as can be seen above.
For extra detail, I added an apple to the top left hand corner of the chalkboards. I actually make these apples in another post. You can get to my apple cake topper tutorial here.
How To Make A Spiral Book Cake Topper
To make the book topper I used white The Modelling Paste. I coloured some blue with PME Ocean Blue food colouring paste.
Form a piece of white modelling paste into a thick rectangle shape. Use a cake smoother to help create the shape. This will be the books pages.
Mark pages on the thin sides of the shape with a knife tool.
Roll out some blue modelling paste, larger than the white shape. This will be the books cover.
Trim the cover to size, stick it around the pages.
Leave the book to dry overnight.
Form small tubes of white modelling paste.
Stick these onto the side of the book, arched slightly.
For a finishing touch I added a yellow star onto the cover of my book.
I hope you enjoyed these thank you teacher cake topper tutorials. They were so much fun to create and would make the perfect teacher appreciation gift, or even celebrating going back to or staring school! They would also make great back to school cupcakes too! Below is a list of all the items that I used to make them. Look out for my next tutorial in two weeks time! But for now….goodbye 😊 Happy modelling!
List Of Items Used To Make Thank You Teacher Cupcake Toppers
- Fractal Colours White Calligra Edible Brush Pen : https://tidd.ly/3yoWZOC
- The Modelling Paste : https://tidd.ly/3A61i1X
- Daffodil Yellow Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste : https://tidd.ly/3Ca28N8
- Dahlia Black Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste : https://tidd.ly/3jcIhUF
- Sugarflair Graphite Food Colouring Paste : https://tidd.ly/2VmWXIR
- PME Ocean Blue Food Colouring Paste : https://tidd.ly/3if9UNw
- PME Old Gold Food Colouring Paste : https://tidd.ly/2TMVf2H
- Rainbow Dust Craft Pens : https://tidd.ly/3AaR3JP
- FMM Blade and Scriber Tool : https://amzn.to/3jkHvXw
- PME Blade and Shell Tool : https://tidd.ly/3CcGdVl
- PME Serrated and Taper Cone Tool : https://amzn.to/3Ae2xNw
- FMM Geometric Cutter Set ( I used the squares in this tutorial) : https://tidd.ly/3rOPFcX
- Cake Smoother : https://tidd.ly/3jm4T50
- Stainless steel cake smoother (I used this as a ruler) : https://tidd.ly/3fqHeQ6
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Really nice looking cakes, the modelling is spot-on, lucky teacher.
Thank you so much! So pleased you like them 🙂