Learn How to Make a Gum Paste Dinosaur
This how-to guide includes a detailed list of tools and ingredients needed to complete this brontosaurus cake topper.
This dinosaur is made with gum paste, an easy to mold material that is perfect for cake decorating beginners.
Kids in particular love this cake topper. Trust us; if you make this cake for their next birthday party, you’ll go down in history!
Dominika Migoda is a professional cake designer and an owner of Ale to Dobre – So Good!
She specializes in custom cakes for special occasions, including cartoon-themed cakes for children’s birthday parties and elegant cakes for milestone anniversaries.
Table of Contents
Gum Paste Dinosaur Pictorial
Tips & Tricks
- You do not need any special edible glue to adhere parts of the gum paste dinosaur together. You can use water or water wipes to lightly damp the fondant.
- You can make figures out of fondant, the same that is used to cover cakes, however its best to add a bit of tylose powder to it to make it harden faster.
Dominika starts working on fondant figures by making the lower body parts first. It allows her to scale all parts properly and keep correct proportions.
While making edible figures, she likes to work with a cake dummy the size of the actual cake on which the topper will be placed.
- This tutorial is also available in Polish, you can find it HERE.