Follow these step-by-step instructions to make a Child's Play Party Cake

Please note roll sugarpaste/modelling paste to a 2mm thickness.

Equipment you will need

  • 8” cake drum covered with blue Sugarpaste (Rainbow Dust Pro gel - baby blue).
  • 5 cupcakes - topped with yellow buttercream.
  • FMM Cloud cutters
  • FMM Childs play cutters - (elephant & balloon)
  • FMM Circle cutters - 34mm circle
  • FMM Veining tool
  • 250g White modelling paste for colouring small amounts of each colour using pro gel in the following colours grey, lime green, strawberry red and baby blue
  • Rainbow Dust Edible black pen
  • Rainbow Dust Yellow Pro gel (for butter cream)
  • Edible glue
  • Rainbow Dust cake decorators glaze
  • Small paint brush
  • Small amount of Royal icing
  • 1 birthday candle
  • Black ribbon to fit your cake drum


To make a Child's Play Party Cake

  • Use the veining tool to add definition to the clouds and bushes and draw black eyes on to the elephants.
  • Place all the shapes around the cake at even intervals as shown in the picture. Glaze the balloons to make them look shiny and draw a string between the elephants trunk and the bottom of each balloon with edible black pen.
  • Cut out 4 discs, 2 green and 2 blue. Fix the remaining elephants to the green discs and the balloons to the blue discs. Glaze the balloons and draw in the string. Place these on top of your cupcakes and a candle into the final one.
  • Fix the 5 cupcakes around the top of the cake with a little royal icing (so they don’t fall off when you’re transporting your cake).
  • Trim the cake drum with the ribbon.