How to make fondant koala cake toppers

Learn how to make these cute fondant koala cake toppers by Frances McNaughton from her book Twenty to Make: Sugar Animals...

A great tutorial to get the kids involved with, this fondant (sugarpaste) koala toppers project is super quick and easy to do... simply complete the six steps!

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This project is from 20 to Make: Sugar Animals by Frances McNaughton, Search Press. Frances McNaughton shows how to make cute and funny sugar animals for cake decorating using sugarpaste and a few simple tools and techniques. They can also be used to decorate greetings cards. If you love this project you can get the book from our online shop WITH an automatic 10% off just for being you, PLUS free UK P+P! 

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You will need

  • 65g lilac sugarpaste
  • Small amounts of white and black sugarpaste
  • Candy (lollipop) stick
  • Drinking straw
  • Sharp pointed scissors
  • Thin palette knife
  • 2.5cm (1in) heart cutter


Divide the lilac sugarpaste, taking about 25g (just under 1oz) for the body, then form this into an egg shape and add a candy (lollipop) stick for support. Stick on a white heart shape for the tummy. Divide the rest of the lilac paste into four balls.
Take two of the balls and form each one into a carrot shape to make the legs. Mark toes with a knife. Attach the legs.
Divide one of the balls into two and make smaller carrot shapes for the arms. Mark the paws with a knife. Join the arms to the body.
The last lilac ball makes the head. Mark the mouth with a drinking straw. Attach the head to the body.
Make two small white ovals for the ears. Stick on the sides of the head, pushing in gently to cup them. Snip around the edges with scissors.
Make the nose from a black oval shape and the eyes from two tiny balls of black paste. The little koala is made in white with a lilac tummy, and seems to be waving a paw!
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