Need a quick and easy cake topper for a child's birthday? Use some pink marzipan to make a Peppa Pig topper that will delight fans of the show. You don’t need to be an expert decorator, just follow these simple steps.
This marzipan topper is very simple to make, you don’t need much in the way of fancy tools or products. Because Peppa Pig is made up of a few basic shapes there’s no advanced sugar crafting involved here. Before you begin, coat the work surface with a little icing sugar.
1. Knead your red marzipan on the work surface until it is smooth and pliable. Don’t overdo this as marzipan can become sticky quite quickly.
2. Take a lump of marzipan and roll it into a ball. Flatten the base and top slightly. Believe it or not that’s the body finished. All you need to do now is insert your toothpick into the top of the body, leaving an inch or so sticking out. This will help stabilise the head.
3. To make the head take a lump of pink marzipan and knead it until it’s soft and smooth. Roll it into a ball and then shape one end into a broad cone. Flatten the end of the cone to create the snout. Use the ball end tool to press two nostrils into the pink marzipan.
4. The next stage is to add the ears. For these take a couple of small bits of pink marzipan, roll them into balls and then flatten them. You can then fix them in place on the head using some edible food glue or a little cooled, boiled water.
5. The eyes are simply two small discs of white marzipan with two dots of black marzipan fixed to them using cooled, boiled water or edible glue. These are then glued into place on the head.
6. Now the head is fully assembled just put in place on the toothpick to fix to the body.
7. To make the legs and arms roll out a length of pink marzipan, about 3 inches long. Divide into four even pieces. Set two aside for the legs, and we’ll tackle the arms first.
8. Use a sharp knife to make two small slits in one end of the arms to create the hand. Press two holes into the body using a toothpick or similar instrument and insert the arms into the holes. You can use a little water to stick them in place more firmly.
9. To make the legs all you need to do is stick on two small balls of black marzipan to the legs and then press the legs onto the base of the body. Again you can use some water to fix them in place, or simply use the weight of the topper to hold the legs in place on top of the cake.
A Peppa Pig cake topper made with pink marzipan is a quick and simple way to liven up a child’s birthday cake, and is bound to delight tiny fans of the show.
If you’d like to try to make this or a similar topper for your next cake then why not try Renshaw’s marzipan
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