How To Make A Horse Sugar Model Cake Topper

Hi all! Today’s post shows how to make a horse sugar model cake topper. I made the cake below for my daughter’s birthday! I can’t quite believe that she’s now in double figures. It’s so scary how quickly the years fly by!

I made the horses from Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste. For the tutorial below I coloured white modelling paste various shades of brown by using Sugarflair’s Dark Brown food colouring paste. You don’t need to use much. I use a toothpick to add the colour to the paste and then work it through, stopping when I get to my desired shade. I used vodka to stick my model together but you could also use an edible glue. l’ve included a list of all the items used in this tutorial at the bottom of the page. You will also find my YouTube VIDEO tutorial below the written one.

How To Make A Horse Sugar Model Cake Topper

The Horse’s Body

How To Make The Horseshoes

I used grey modelling paste to make the horseshoes. I coloured some white modelling paste grey with a teeny tiny amount of PME Black Midnight food colouring paste.

Leave your model to dry overnight. Letting the model set hard before you carry on will ensure that it can take the weight of the head. Read on to see how to make the horse’s head.

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Making The Horses Head

Attaching The Head To The Body

Finishing Touches!

YouTube Video Tutorial

The image above is by far my favourite horse! I like how the addition of eye lashes made it look more feminine. I also prefer the colour combination of the grey model and blue eyes.

So that’s how I made my horse sugar model cake toppers! I hope you liked the tutorial. If you’re interested in my other horse themed cake topper tutorials then click here.


Items Used In This Tutorial

  • White Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste :
  • Sugarflair Dark Brown Food Colouring Paste :
  • Black Midnight Food Colouring Paste by PME :
  • Scallop and Comb Tool by PME :
  • Ball Tool by PME:
  • Brush :
  • FMM Knife and Scriber Tool :
  • Wilton #1 Round Piping Tip :
  • Black Dragees :

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Hello, my name is ThienBao. I am a freelance developer specializing in various types of code.