How to Make Sugar Paste Christening Cake Decorations
Make Your Own Fondant Christening Cake Decorations
Making your own sugar paste Christening Cake decorations or decorating your own Christening Cupcakes is a very fulfilling thing to do ~ and remarkably easy so long as you keep it simple as the decorations here will show.
Start with your color scheme, traditionally a christening cake will be white with either blue or pink decorations depending on whether it is a boys christening cake or a girls christening cake.
However there is no reason for you to stick with tradition if you don't want to, the best thing to do with any cake it to pick a colour scheme that you like, go with that, and tie your decorations into it.
Often when it comes to cake decorating less is more, so choose a couple of types of decoration and use them for your cake rather than trying to use everything 'just because you can'.
Handmade Edible Christening Cake Decorations
I am going to take you through the steps for two christening cake toppers, both very easy to make.
Decorations can be made in any colour combination as demonstrated by the ones in the picture which are blue and white as they were made for christening cupcakes for a little boy.
Baby Dummy Cake Decoration
This is almost as simple as they get.
You'll need sugarpaste in the colours you require, plus a round smooth edged cookie cutter. The dummies can be made to any size so you could make very small ones for cupcake or larger ones for a full size baptism cake. They also make great baby shower cake decorations.
To make the dummy roll out your icing and cut out a circle which will form the base of the dummy.
Next take a small ball of icing and roll it into a slightly coned shape which is thicker at one end than the other. This needs to be about 3/4 the diameter of the icing disc.
Slightly fatten the thinner end and stick it to the centre of the colored circle to form the teat of the dummy as show in the picture - and there you have it - one dummy.
Told you it was easy... now onto the booties.
Babies Booties Christening Cake Decorations
This is another very simple decoration to make and all you'll need is some sugarpaste in your chosen colour.
To start you'll need 2 balls of icing, roughly the size you want your booties to be.
Take one of the balls and roll it into a slight cone shape as in the picture to the right - this is the foot of the bootie. Take the other ball and using your fingers shape it into a rough oval - this will be the heel piece.
Now wrap the oval around the pointed end of the cone to make the bootie. You can either leave it plain or decorate it, for example I used the end of a cocktail stick to mark out a little bow.
Other Sugarpaste Christening Cake Ideas
The best thing to do with sugar paste decorations of any type is keep them as simple as possible.
Names are always good for baptism cakes, but rather than pipe the name onto the cake in royal icing, why not shape pieces of sugar paste into cubes (like building blocks) and write one letter of the name of each block.
The same idea of creating cubes can also be used to make the carriages of a little train. Each carriage needs little balls of sugarpaste at its base for the wheels, and the front carriage needs to be rolled into a slight sausage shape and have a little chimney put on it. You can either spell out the name or date on the carriages, or use the to support little characters or teddy bears.
Using cutters to create shapes is another good way of making sugar paste christening cake decorations.
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