Hi there, with Father’s Day around the corner (20th June), I thought it would be a great time to show you how I made a Father’s Day cake topper. Inspired by the Superman logo, what we have here is the “Super Dad” logo. With the pandemic raging in India, I haven’t met my Dad in the last couple of months so I really wanted to do something special. What better way than sending a beautiful cake? I feel even in this situation, it is still extremely important to celebrate occasions, even if that means at a smaller level or from far away.
So to celebrate the same, I made two identical cakes, one for my Dad and the other for my Father in law! 🙂
Now let’s get straight into it, to create this father’s day cake topper, you will not require any fancy fondant tools. All you need are just a few basics readily available at home. You can use the same steps to make it for a cupcake or a cake with a very large circumference too.
For more such simple fondant tutorials, you can check out my other pages:
- How to make Fondant Decorations Without Tools
- Harry Potter Fondant Decorations: Step by Step Easy Tutorial
- How to Colour Fondant
Hand Made vs Store Bought Fondant
One of the most common questions I get asked is how to make handmade fondant? The answer is, I do not make it at home, I buy it from the store. I have tried making fondant at home and it always seems like a big mess and inconvenience to me. Luckily here in India, baking has picked up and fondant is readily available in cake speciality stores, that too in various colours. But if you are in an area where you cannot find the same, you can refer to Gemma Stafford’s Bigger Bolder Baking blog post here.
For this topper, You can print out this free template here below. Also, if you have a different design in mind, please go ahead and download it from google. Please also note, this topper is two dimensional which means it will lie on top of the cake/cupcake rather than stand.
How to Make a Fondant Father’s Day Cake Topper
- Exacto Knife/Sharp Knife
- Rolling Pin
- Print out of the template
- Cake board
- Small paintbrush
- 50 grams Red Fondant
- 100 grams Yellow Fondant
- 1 bowl Water
- Cornflour for dusting
- Have all your equipment and ingredients out and near you.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the yellow fondant. It should be approximately 1/4 of an inch thick. Dust your surface lightly with cornflour to avoid the fondant sticking to the surface.
- Place the template over the yellow fondant, and with the help of an exacto knife and ruler, cut a border around the temlate a few mm wide.
- Remove the excess fondant, wrap it tightly to avoid it from drying out. Carefully move the cut out shape onto a cake board to let it dry out a bit.
- Now, roll out the red fondant, the same way and thickness as the yellow fondant.
- Place the red shape over the yellow cut out fondant. Adjust it so that the yellow border is even all across.
- Using a knife and ruler trace the rest of the design.
- Remove the excess red fondant, with the help of the knife.
- Adjust and clean the corners and edges by pushing the fondant using a paint brush.
- Lift the red fondant slightly and brush the yellow fondant lightly with some water so that red fondant can stick on top. This is not needed if the fondant is sticky.
- Let this entire design now rest at least a day or two so that it can dry out and become easier to handle. Cover it with cling film.
- Place on the cake whenever you are ready to.
Let me know if you give this a try!