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Robot Topper

How to make cute Robot toppers using Satin Ice Shimmer fondant!

By Jean Schapowal
Cakes With Character
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  • Satin Ice Gold, Pearl & Silver Shimmer fondant
  • Satin Ice fondant - black, pink, red
  • Rolling pin
  • 12" cake drum
  • Dresden tool
  • Exacto knife
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Large round tip (Wilton 1A)
  • Sugar shaper bone tool
  • Toothpicks
  • Black dragees
  • 2" round cutter
  • Ruler

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Step 1

Cover a 12" round cake drum with Satin Ice Silver Shimmer fondant. Using your dresden tool mark lines in the fondant with a straight edge.


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Step 2

Roll out some of the Silver Shimmer fondant and using the 1A tip punch out several dots/circles. These will be placed around the edges you marked on the board to create a metal plate look. Create the base for the toppers by using a 2" round cutter - using the Satin Ice Black fondant. The robots you create will sit on these.


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Step 3

Roll out some gold and silver shimmer fondant (in thick pieces) - and then mix some brown and pink with the pearl shimmer to create a pink and brown metallic. Roll these pieces out thick (approx. 1") - these will be the bodies and heads of the robots. Leave to dry.


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Step 4

Using your knife begin to cut out various shapes for the heads and bodies. Using the bone tool, create a slight impression for your eyes.


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Step 5

Using the black dragees place into the small holes you created.


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Step 6

Do the same for some of the other heads.


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Step 7

On another head you can use the 1A tip to punch out for the eyes and for the electrodes on the sides of the heads.


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Step 8

Place accordingly.


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Step 9

Gather your supplies together to create these 2 cute boy and girl robots!



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Step 10

After you've added the eyes to the head, use your bone tool to create some holes in the body (forming rivets).



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Step 11

Place the body on the topper using some water and then insert a toothpick in the center. Place the head on top with a little bit of water.



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Step 12

Rolling out a thin rope of fondant- cut 4 pieces 1/2 in length. These will be the robots arms and legs. Roll out the head on top with a little bit of water.



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Step 13

Using the flat of your exacto knife, make a few scores along the length.



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Step 14

For 2 of the pieces, flatten the end on each and make 2 cuts. Remove the center piece creating the claws for the robots hands.



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Step 15

Roll out some more fondant and using your 1A tip punch out 3 dots for the electrodes on the side of the head and the top.



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Step 16

Roll out another small thin rope and attach to the electrode on top. I bent this to make him look shy. . .



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Step 17

Roll out a small ball of red and attach to the end of his antenna with water.

Roll out a small piece of red fondant 1 1/2 in length.

Cut into a thin strip.

Fold up one side to half way and apply a touch of water.

Fold up the other side creating a bow. You can apply this to the robots chest with a bit of water.



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Step 18

Rolling out a small corn sized piece of black fondant - cut in half to create his mouth. You can cut the ball of fondant in half to create a smaller mouth.

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Step 19

Apply the mouth with a little bit of water.

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Step 20

Roll out another corn sized piece of pink fondant. Divide in half and use these to create the cheeks on the robot.

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Step 21

On the other robot, you can roll out a small rope of black fondant to create the mouth.

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Step 22

Attach with a small amount of water. Repeating step 17 - create another bow.

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Step 23

Attach bow to the robots head.

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