Creating a crown for a cake can be a fun, easy and customizable way to finish off your cake. You can use it as a cake topper for your wedding or birthday party, or you can just use it to top off a special occasion cake like this Lavender, Mint and Gold Princess Cake.
How to make a Crown for a Cake
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create three different fondant crowns and then I’ll show you how to add some embellishments to turn them into a royal crown. All you need is a few supplies and some time to do this fun project!
First you’ll need some gumpaste or fondant in whatever color you want. You’ll also need some edible luster dust (you can use silver or gold) and some lemon extract.
Roll out your fondant or gumpaste and then add a thin layer of shortening on it. Now take your template and place it on top of your fondant, then cut around the template with your exacto knife. Once you’ve done this you’ll need to rub a bit of shortening on your wax paper that’s taped around your can. Once that’s done you’ll wrap your crown around the can and let it dry for at least 24 hours.
Once it’s dry you can paint your crown with the luster dust and lemon extract. You’ll need to do two coats of this, letting it dry for about 5 minutes between coats. This will give it a little streakiness, but that’s okay.
Next you’ll need some edible soft gold luster dust mixed with lemon extract. You’ll need to do at least two coats of this because it will be a little patchy, but that’s fine. Once your crown is dry you can brush on some of this luster dust with your large brush (like a blush brush).
Then you’ll need a few drops of the edible art paint. You can mix a few colors to give your crown a unique look. You can even add a few more drops of the paint if you want to do it in another color.
Finally you’ll need some cornstarch to brush on the back of your crown. Then you’ll need to wait 24 hours for it to set up before you can slide it off your wax paper lined can and off the rest of your cake!
When you’re ready to slide it off the can you can tear off the wax paper and then just slowly slide it forward off of your can. Don’t be rushed or you may tear the back of your crown. You can use a plastic bag or something else to get it off.
If you’re going to add any ruffles, don’t forget to brush on some powdered tylose to your fondant or gumpaste before adding it. This will help it to dry more quickly and easily. This will also help your ruffles to stick together.