How to Shape Baby Figurine from Fondant | Cake Decorations

How to Shape Baby Figurine from Fondant | Cake Decorations

Hi, my name is Amanda Oakleaf. I am owner, head baker, decorator of Amanda
Oakleaf Cakes in Winthrop, Massachusetts where we do custom cakes of all kinds — wedding
cakes, birthday cakes, sculpted cakes. Anything you can think of we can make it into
a cake. And today I will be talking to you about cake
decorating. And the head you just want to pinch off another
size ball, and before you start shaping it, just make sure it’s the right size. You’d rather have it too big than too small. Then just fold it around so that all the wrinkles
of the fondant are underneath, rather than right in the center of the face. So I’m just going to pick the best side for
my face. So for the face, we’re going to do it like
he’s sleeping so we’ll create just some eyelids, rather than drawing the whole eye. So we have a tip, imprint it only half of
the circle, and it’ll be like he’s sleeping, and then we just want to give him a little
tiny, the tiniest piece, into a little ball for his nose. And just a little bit of glue where it’s going
to go, and then for the mouth, we’ll use a smaller sized tip, kinda like he might be
snoring his mouth is open, and we’ll do that right underneath where the nose is going to
go. And then we’ll cover him with a blanket of
fondant, just make sure it’s the same thickness all the way around, and you want to use your
pizza cutter to wheel out the right size. So start bigger than you think. Yep, so I think that’s about the right size
and we’ll give it a little bit of texture with this tool, it’s a wheel and it has a
zig zag edge and it gives the impression of stitching as if it were a quilt. So we’ll go diagonal. After you get the quilting on if you want
to take a round piping tip you can just imprint where the lines meet and it will create the
look of pearls on your quilt. So now we have all the pieces, they’re not
glued together yet, we can glue them once they’re on the cake, so we’ll start with the
body, arms and legs… So just dry fit it where you want to see it
first and then we’ll glue it after we like how it looks. So we’ll start with the large piece, and you
want to glue it both to the body and to the cake, so on both sides. And the head I’m going to glue where it’s
gonna sit, rather than the head itself, that way I can spin it around if I need to. So rather than gluing the blanket I’m just
going to glue right in the middle of the body, not too far out because you don’t want glue
to show where there won’t be blanket. You could use a little piece of fondant twisted
up, or I have an edible marker with edible food color in the marker and you can give
him a little curl of hair on the top. And that is a baby figurine!


  • a10000days

    June 30, 2011

    hey amanda ,,,, i just wanna say ,, ur work is amazing .. by the way,, my names mazen,,i have 21 years,,,my work's
    bout cakes ,, but i still new with this work,,,, so i hope if could u help me out…. with making cakes… sending me e.mails about whats the new about cakes..
    i hope u dont mind.. ^_^ have a good day with cake =)

  • a10000days

    June 30, 2011

    and here is my e.mail [email protected]

  • luzciernawa

    January 29, 2012

    jajaja sin la cabeza parece un pavo

  • Rebecca Gauci

    February 3, 2012

    @a10000days I think maybie you should PM here coz everyone can see your email πŸ™‚ might be a bit dangerous πŸ˜€

  • nicole

    March 13, 2012

    @mc46i she uses water and lemon meringue powder

  • CGN

    March 15, 2012

    @sunchane8 You are a Dumbass . The "glue" is edible . It is water and meringue powder.

  • akheel moahmmed

    April 1, 2012

    Why put a baby on top

  • Tee~Tee

    May 18, 2012

    perhaps it was just an example of a baby shower cake topper one might do for such an occasion? πŸ™‚

  • connie truong

    June 2, 2012

    Friend: Watcha doing?

    Makiing Babies…

  • Sabine Holzer

    June 3, 2012

    hi.. what kind of clue are you taking? special thing or just a kind of honey or sugar? Thx and geets from austria

  • Hanna_Banana

    June 8, 2012

    what kind of glue are you talking about?

  • Beautifully Brittle

    June 9, 2012

    I'm sorry but if I'm going to eat a cake, I'd rather not cut into a realistic looking baby…

  • a10000days

    July 10, 2012

    will… thank you , !! πŸ˜›

  • Stacy-Ann Frederick

    August 2, 2012


  • Alenn Cepillo

    August 3, 2012

    what color is that? ty

  • Al Capone

    August 25, 2012

    water and meringue powder πŸ™‚

  • Alberto Luevano

    September 16, 2012

    I believe she is using crazy glue because it works the best

  • Silje Fredheim

    September 20, 2012

    Can you use marsipan to πŸ™‚ ?

  • sarah gee

    September 22, 2012

    wow so cute:) i wann try to make:) thanks for sharing ur talent…

  • Whispers Closet

    September 27, 2012


  • chompet123

    October 6, 2012

    Elmer's Glue. Edible edition.

  • Julie Crawford

    October 11, 2012

    Ewww, gross then you could be all like I EAT BABIES.

  • hyhjyuhk uyhjyb

    October 15, 2012

    i think its boiled sugar

  • SweetBabyCakes Naomi

    October 22, 2012


  • Amy Carey

    November 2, 2012

    by brown food colouring

  • jung SHOOKie

    November 5, 2012

    okay! this is soo weird if the body sticks to the cake with glue.. so you can eat alittle glur OMTGAWD!

  • Kaede Crowley

    November 8, 2012

    i think a good bit of this video is missing… the "glue" is a mixture of meringue powder (powdered egg whites) and water. there's no real recipe, more meringue powder will make it more sticky and less will make it more watery.

  • Liz Goulart

    November 10, 2012

    You make it look soooo easy! Very talented!

  • arcadia rose

    January 22, 2013

    they acually gave it a buttcrack. lol

  • mystic tackett

    February 3, 2013

    Y glue

  • Sandra SaviΔ‡

    February 9, 2013

    glue???we eat glue

  • Leticia Bellarmino

    February 12, 2013

    kkkkkkkk q bundinha em nenem kkkkkkkkk

  • Bebebsyaf

    March 19, 2013

    you can also use royal icing as the glue

  • A Medrano

    April 24, 2013

    I have done it a few times everyone loves it best tutorial!

  • MrMrsRGrint

    May 5, 2013

    Brilliant! I'm gonna use this for my cousin's baby cake πŸ™‚

  • elbarrio1013

    May 29, 2013

    make a tikerbell cake
    out of fondent
    make it a big

  • Laura x Yume

    June 27, 2013

    this is perfect! Using this for my sisters baby shower! (:

  • inooylf

    July 27, 2013

    without the head its body looks like a chicken. LOL

  • claudiaahgl

    August 16, 2013

    you can buy edible glue in a specialized baking store i think

  • NaturallyLluvme

    August 30, 2013

    Purchase tylose powder and mix it with water and let it sit. I suggest 1/4 tsp powder to 2tsp water. It will seem watery at first, but then it will begin to gel. This works great! You could also pinch off tiny pieces of gumpaste and put it in water. Again, you have to let it sit covered (it takes longer than the tylose powder and water). It will gel and will work as glue… Hope this helps you πŸ™‚

  • Elham Sabella

    September 29, 2013

    How we can get this flach. Color

  • Joanna Buttigieg

    October 13, 2013

    Love it! :)… what recipe cake did you make? What's the best recipe to make a cake sculpture? Thanks x

  • lobir

    October 24, 2013

    That's nice, but I have NO idea what you're doing, because I can't see it. The camera moves away too fast, so when you mention the legs it's all lost on me…

    Could you do close ups?

  • maddie greenan

    November 2, 2013

    How could you make a fairy cake ?

  • maddie greenan

    November 2, 2013

    How do u get the right colour for the baby's body !? And could u do some close ups because I didn't see the blanket ?

  • Svitlana Lysytska

    November 7, 2013

    what kind of paint do you use for butter cream, I can not get a bright color cream

  • Ruben Aschemann

    January 25, 2014

    this is so awesome

  • Alexis Striegel

    February 23, 2014

    You no this is part 2 not part 1

  • Sheyladayanna29

    June 6, 2014

    hello can you tell me please how you get the color of the fondant that cover the cake

  • Sheyladayanna29

    June 6, 2014

    thank you very much

  • Andrea Gradilla

    June 27, 2014

    The butt at the end lol

  • Farah A.T

    March 30, 2015

    dat booty thou

  • dora lor

    April 26, 2015

    Zayn cake

  • Maria Roman

    May 30, 2015

    Can u try to make a phone onacake

  • Moitreyee Dasgupta

    June 29, 2015


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    February 7, 2016


  • Jeannette Amill

    July 20, 2016

    you should make the blanket bigger

  • kiah bear

    March 17, 2017

    Aww soo cute

  • Joy Kpson

    March 29, 2019

    I love your videos Amanda. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️


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