Here is an easy stroller baby shower cake topper I made for a baby shower cake. The cake itself was designed for a girl, with simple polka dots and with theme colors of yellow, green, and brown. So I made a cake topper in colors that matched the theme colors.
I made the topper with fondant and did not use any special cutters other than my round cutters and icing tips. Since I wanted the baby shower cake topper to be upright standing on the cake as would a 3D topper, it took me 2 days to get the stroller ready to be put on the cake. And the 2 days were mainly to allow the various parts of the topper to dry and harden properly so that they could be assembled and go on the cake all set and firm.
How to Make Fondant Stroller Baby Shower Cake Topper
Here are the main supplies needed:
- Fondant in white, pale yellow ( I mixed 1 part of Satin Ice yellow with 3 parts of white), bright yellow (Satin Ice yellow fondant), pale green ( I used Americolor Avocado green gel paste), dark green (a mix of Wilton Juniper green and a tiny hit of Satin Ice chocolate fondant)and dark brown (Satin Ice chocolate fondant).
- Round cutter set
- Wilton round tip 5
- CMC powder
- Pizza cutting wheel & Sugar craft knife
- Cake decorating brush – I used the back of the brush to make the frills for the cake topper
- Fondant extruder tool – I used this tool to pipe out the white strips of fondant used to decorate the stroller.
- 5 petal flower plunger cutter set
- Long wooden skewers – These were attached to the wheels of the cake topper to help the stroller stand upright on the cake.
- Fondant glue
And this is how you assemble the stroller baby shower cake topper:
Mixing the colors
- Start the cake topper by preparing the fondant. Mix the required colors and then add CMC to each color portion to allow the baby shower topper to set firm and hard after shaping.
Cutting the baby shower cake topper parts
- Once the colors are ready, start with the bright yellow fondant. Roll it to a thickness of about 5mm. This will form the body of the baby shower topper and should be made slightly thick so that the finished baby shower cake topper is able to stand stable on the cake). Use a large round cutter.
- Next, cut the circle into half. To make sure you get a perfect semi-circle, trace a circle (using the same round cutter) on a piece of paper, cut it out and then fold the paper template into half. Place the semi-circle paper template onto the yellow fondant and cut it into half.
- Next is the hood. I used the pale yellow fondant for this. Again, roll it to about 5mm thickness, and cut out using the same round cutter used to cut the yellow circle earlier. Use the paper template (fold the semi-circle earlier into a quarter and use it to cut out the hood) and cut out a quarter of a circle.
- Mark three lines on the hood (on both sides ) followed by small scalloped cuts around the rounded edge of the hood using the larger end of a piping tip.
- Attach both the yellow cut outs as shown below using some fondant glue.
- Next are the lines on the hood. Roll some white fondant into a long thin strip and cut it into 4. Attach the strips onto the hood as shown. Then, turn the topper over and repeat the same steps.
- After that, roll another white strip but this time thicker than the earlier one. Make it in the same thickness as the body of the baby shower stroller. Attach the strip all around the hood of the baby shower cake topper and cut off the excess at the end of the hood as shown.
Making the baby shower cake topper frills
- Next is the lace frill for the hood. Here is how I made the frills:
I cut a thin strip of white fondant. Using the end of my Wilton brush, I pressed ‘dents’ on one side of the strip.
Once completed, the strip automatically formed into a curved shape.
I repeated the same step as above, but this time, I placed the end of the brush only halfway on the dents pressed earlier. With slight pressure, I pressed the end of the brush to leave a second layer of dents.
This is how the completed lace frills looked like. I then cut off the excess on the other side of the strip. I made a total of 2 strips, one for each side of the baby shower cake topper.
- Attach the frills on both sides of the cake topper, trimming off the excess accordingly.
- Next, roll a long strip of pale green to wrap the sides of the stroller cake topper body and attach it using fondant glue.
Attaching the handle
- Use the excess of the same strip to make the handle and again, attach it with fondant glue. Here is how I made it:
Polka dots design
- Once the handle is in place, go ahead to decorate the baby shower cake topper with tiny polka dots and flowers.
- The polka dots are a mix of white and pale green dots. Roll your fondant thin and using Wilton tip #5, cut out tiny circles. Then, lightly press each circle to flatten them and then attach them to the body, alternating the green and white dots.
- Complete the dots on both sides of the cake topper before moving on to the flowers.
- As for the flowers, I used flower plunger cutters in 2 different sizes – the larger one for the brown flower and the smaller one for the pale yellow flowers. I combined both into one flower and attached it to the baby shower cake topper with some glue.
- After attaching one flower on one side, let it rest until it sets firm. I rested mine overnight just to be sure that the baby shower topper was completely firm and set.
Making the wheels
- And while waiting, you can prepare the baby shower cake topper wheels. I used dark brown for this and made sure the fondant was rolled thick as they need to be solid enough to hold the topper body.
- Attach a long wooden skewer into each wheel as shown. In total, you need to make 4 wheels, 2 for each side of the baby shower cake topper.
- Let the wheels rest until they are completely firm and hard (I left mine overnight) as they will be supporting the weight of the baby shower cake topper once assembled.
- Once completely set, turn the topper over and attach the other flower. Let it rest until the flower is completely dry.
- After that, attach the wheels. Start with the first set and attach them to the baby shower cake topper with glue. As can be seen in the image below, I used kitchen paper towels to support the wheels while waiting for the glue to firm up (for a couple of hours).
- Then, turn the baby shower cake topper over carefully, and attach the remaining two wheels. Make sure you position them exactly opposite of the previous two wheels.
- And that pretty much, is how you make the stroller baby shower cake topper.
- Let it rest in a flat lying position, to give the wheels enough time to completely stick to the stroller and also for the entire topper to be firm and set.
Attaching the baby shower stroller to the cake
- To attach the baby shower cake topper to the cake, hold the body, and gently poke it into the cake. I purposely kept the wooden skewers long as that would give more stability for the stroller to remain in place on the cake.
- Only after attaching it to the cake that I added the cutout flowers on the wheels.
Hope you enjoyed this stroller baby shower cake topper tutorial as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
Happy Decorating 🙂 🙂