This week I made a baby elephant cake topper and I think that it turned out so cute. I had fun hand sculpting this cake topper and I love how it turned out. I usually use gumpaste for all of my toppers, but this time I added a little bit of fondant to it so that I would have more time to sculpt. The ears took the longest time to completely dry, which was a total of four days.
I used a wilton knife tool to make the wrinkles in the elephants skin. Baby elephants are still chunky with cute wrinkles in their skin, similar to baby fat in humans. The wrinkles on the cake topper add a cute and authentic touch to it.
Here is a close up of the little nails that I added to all of the baby elephants legs. I cut white circles in half and applied them individually.
Since I wanted the trunk to be bent up I used a wilton gel color bottle and a cosmetic sponge to keep it in place while drying. Once I got the ears in the position that I wanted them to be I used wilton gel food color bottles also to keep them in place. I wanted the ears to look a little floppy and not look perfect.
Once the baby elephant topper was fully dry, I had the most fun adding color to its face and inner ears. I used non toxic chalk pastels for color. The picture above is me adding rosy cheeks to the elephants face.
I used Krazy Kool Cakes YouTube video to make the baby elephant topper.
LaPaul and I's first wedding anniversary is on Sunday, January 27. We will be near Atlanta, Georgia with some family for a few days so I may not be blogging a lot next week. I will try to visit a well known bakery in Atlanta and do a blog post on it while I am away. I will definitely do a blog post by next Friday.
Have a blessed weekend everyone and I hope that you all enjoyed this blog post.
Savor the Baking,