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Last Updated on 17th July 2022 by Vicki
Hi everyone, in this post I show you how to make a frog cake topper. Last week, I made my frog loving friend these cute froggy cupcakes for her birthday. They were so much fun to make! Below you will find my step by step tutorial and video, sharing how I made these froggy friends! As usual, there is a list at the bottom of this page that includes everything I used in this tutorial. Post Update! Since writing this tutorial, I have also written one showing how to make the lily pad and water lilies. Click here for the tutorial.
How To Make A Frog Cake Topper Video Tutorial
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How To Make A Frog Cake Topper Written Tutorial
Making The Frog’s Body
I made the little frogs from white Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste and coloured them green and beige myself. For the green I used Colour Splash Pistachio and for the beige I used PME Old Gold food colouring paste. You only need to add a tiny amount because they are highly concentrated. I kneaded the food colouring into the modelling paste until it was completely coloured. As always, I used a little vodka to act as the glue when making my frog cake topper, but you could always use edible glue too.
Firstly, take about 15g of green modelling paste and form it into a cone shape with a flat top. This will be the frog’s body.
Next, take a pea sized amount of beige modelling paste and flatten it into an oval shape with a rolling pin. This is the frog’s belly
Stick the belly onto the front of the frog’s body. Trim the bottom with scissors and neaten the edges with a blade tool.
Making The Frog’s Legs And Arms
To make the legs, form approximately 1g of green modelling paste into a tube shape and taper it at one end. Repeat to make the other leg.
Form ankles by rolling the wider end between your fingers and then flatten the very end to form a foot. Repeat with the other leg.
Curve the narrower end back over on itself so it curls over in the opposite direction of the foot. Repeat with the other leg.
Use a dresden tool to mark the toes on the feet.
Stick the legs onto either side of the body.
Make the arms in the same way as the legs, by moulding approximately 1g of green modelling paste into tapered tubes and then forming the hands.
Create the fingers with a dresden tool.
Stick the arms onto the body as can be seen above. To support the head, place a small piece of spaghetti through the body.
Making The Frog’s Head And Face
Mould approximately 15g of green modelling paste into an oval shape. I like to use a flower shaper cup to keep the head from moving and protect it’s shape.
Use the larger end of a ball tool to mark circular indents on either side of the face.
Form two pea size shaped pieces of green modelling paste into balls. Squash these slightly and make them thinner at one end.
Stick them in the eye sockets.
Use a ball tool to make holes in the eyes. Make sure the holes are lower down so you create eyelids too.
Stick small balls of white modelling paste into the holes.
Flatten the white modelling paste with a ball tool.
Create two small holes in the white modelling paste with the small end of a ball tool.
Add two small balls of black modelling paste to the eyes and flatten with the ball tool.
Add two tiny balls of white modelling paste on top of the black.
Use the wide end of a large piping tip to gently create the frog’s smile.
Finish off the frog’s face by sticking small balls of darker green fondant to the cheeks. Flatten with your fingers.
Adding The Head To The Body
Carefully add the head to the body by sliding it onto the spaghetti and secure with a little glue. (Make sure that the spaghetti isn’t too long so it will stick out of the top of the head!)
So that’s your little frog cake topper made! I topped the cupcakes with a swirl of blue buttercream before adding the frog decorations. I have a tutorial in another post sharing how I pipe my rose swirls. If you would like to take a look then click here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my frog cake topper tutorial. If you do make your own froggy friends please do tag me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using @acakeonlife. I would so love to see them!
Well that’s all for now. Until next time…..happy modelling!😊
List Of Items Used To Make My Frog Sugar Model Cake Topper
- Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste (white) : https://tidd.ly/3flCE5y
- Colour Splash Food Colouring Gel in Pistachio : https://tidd.ly/3fnoHE6
- PME Old Gold Food Colouring Paste : https://tidd.ly/2TMVf2H
- PME Ball Tool : https://tidd.ly/3rNtDqQ
- Ball Tools : https://amzn.to/3fMNhih
- PME Sugarcraft Scissors : https://tidd.ly/3lhGzEe
- Paintbrush (to add glue) : https://tidd.ly/3xtrKRz
- PME Dresden Tool : https://tidd.ly/3rNxlRb
- Green fondant
- Vodka (for glue)
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