Learn how to create this fun comic book style cake topper by Dina Nakad of miettes.
Roll out red gum paste (or fondant with added CMC or tylose) to 6cm (¼” thick), larger than the size of the word you want to cut out.
Lay down the pre-printed design on the paste and hold it tight.
With a pointed tool (such as a dresden tool or CelStick), draw the border of the word plus the details.
Remove the paper to reveal the imprint on the paste.
Let the paste rest for 10 minutes or until it dries out a bit so you will be able to cut easier into the paste. With a craft (X-acto) knife, cut along the borders.
Repeat the same process for the yellow layer.
Smooth the edges of the cut outs with a dresden tool.
The two cut outs should look like this.
Roll out some black gum paste and attach the yellow cut out with a little water. Leave to stand for a bit.
Cut out the black shape following the lines of the yellow shape. Use the images for reference.
Attach the word with a little water.
Leave it to sit until it dries out completely and is no longer flexible.
Add the explosions. Use a cloud cutter and then cut again to make it smaller and look like an explosion. Add some indentations and lines with a dresden tool.
Glue to the topper with royal icing.
Turn the topper over and attach two wooden skewers with royal icing (or melted white chocolate)
Make sure to add a paper towel underneath the skewers and below the topper, as pictured, to keep the skewers straight. Leave for at least 24 hours to dry out completely and make sure the royal icing has stiffened. You may want to add a piece of rolled out black fondant to cover the skewers at the back.