I’d love to show you how I create my number cake toppers as well as name plaques. They are very simple to make and will definitely make your cake super special. I ususlly make these decorations with modeling chocolate as it tastes a lot better than fondant. You can make modeling chocolate with either real or compound chocolate in any amount you want as long as you follow the ratios. If I have plenty of time, I would bake some cookies then lay my modeling chocolate on top…so yummy!
Simple Number Cake Toppers And Name Plaques
What you need
- Modeling chocolate (see recipe and video tutorials here)
- Food coloring gel
- Small rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Paint palette plate or small bowl
- Pearl dust
- Lemon extract or vodka
- Melted chocolate or edible glue
For the number toppers 數字插牌
Roll out modeling chocolate really thick (I place a pair of chopsticks under my rolling pin as a guide). Cut out the number(s) with number cookie cutters. If you don’t have any cutters you can always print from an online template , cut out the number, place that piece of paper on top of the modeling chocolate then cut around it with a sharp knife.
In a paint palette plate, mix pearl dust (I use white) with lemon extract to form a paste. Paint mixture onto numbers with a paintbrush. Let dry.
Insert toothpicks from the bottom of the numbers. For some tricky numbers that don’t have a flat bottom or straight side (like 7 and 9), you may need to use floral wire. I wouldn’t recommend eating any decorations containing wires for safety’s sake. Please wrap any protruding wire with floral tape.
For the name plaques 名牌裝飾
Roll out modeling chocolate of contrasting colors to about 1/8 inch thick. With a smaller circle and a bigger scalloped cutter, cut out shapes from each color then glue them together with melted chocolate. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes until it firms up.
Personalize the name plaque (I couldn’t find my small paint brush so I wrote with a toothpick dipped in diluted food coloring gel. Then I poked some dots to form two lines with the tail of my toothpick). Let dry.
Glue a small piece of modeling chocolate on the back of the plaque so that it can stand on its own. Done!
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