Cutesy Clown Topper

Talented sugar-art teacher, Monique Ascanelli, of The Cake Topper, is back with another adorable cake topper tutorial; this time for a cute clown! This fun cake topper would be perfect for a child’s birthday, and is gender neutral, offering a lot of versatility. To learn more about Monique, visit her website at


Satin Ice fondant in the following colors:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • orange
  • Lime Green
  • Pale Blue (Blue diluted with white)
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Grey (black and white mixed)
  • Black
  • Modeling Tools
  • Edible Glue
  • Toothpicks

We will start by making the pieces for the body of the clown. Knead a ping-pong ball sized piece of yellow, and white, fondant into two spheres.

Press the spheres into a flattened disk, and shape the yellow piece into a square shape as shown in the picture below, and the white piece into an oval, cutting off the bottom to form a flat edge. Next, using a blade tool, add an indentation to the yellow piece to form the legs of the trousers.

Combine a tiny touch of orange paste combined with white to form a flesh-toned color, and shape a similar sized ping-pong ball piece into a sphere. Using a ball tool add two indentations for the eyes.

To form the ears, roll a small pea sized piece of fondant into a ball, indent using the small end of the ball tool and pinch at one end to form a teardrop. Repeat for the other ear and attach to either side of the eyes.

To create the eyes roll two small balls of white fondant and attach into the previously formed holes using a dab of edible glue. Line the eyes with a thin snake of black fondant and add two tiny pupils. Finally, roll two small oval-shaped eyebrows from orange fondant and attach above the eyes.

Create a small triangle shape with white fondant and hollow out the interior using a Dresden tool or a bone tool as shown. Attach to the face, below the eyes.

Roll a small ball of red fondant for the nose and a smaller teardrop shape to form the tongue. Attach in place with a touch of edible glue.

To make the hair. Roll small balls of orange fondant and glue together, adhering small clusters just behind the right and left ear.

To make the bow-tie, roll a small ball of lime green fondant and two triangle shapes, glue together with a little edible glue. Add two strips of light blue fondant to form the suspenders, and then attach the bow-tie over-top.

Add some small buttons to the suspenders and finally make two little shoes, from brown fondant and a top hat as shown in the picture.

To complete the figurine, make two tapered sausages from white fondant and add two small balls of flesh tone fondant to the end for the hands. Use a knife or a blade tool to cut in a notch for the thumb.

To secure the figurine, you can push a toothpick through the body and into the head, allow to dry before adding to your cake.


Monique Ascanelli is the owner of The Cake Topper, a custom cake business based in Gütersloh, Germany. Monique is a talented and in-demand sugar-art teacher, she offers a variety of classes both in person and online via her website:



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