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How to Make a Tiny Gumpaste Baby with a Mold



This is great for baby shower cakes or cupcakes. You can create a really adorable life-like tiny gumpaste baby using a First Impressions Baby Mold. This project is also commonly referred to as "fondant babies" or "marzipan baby" Click here to buy the baby mold used in this tuorial For the project you will need:
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  • Silicone baby mold (click here to order from GlobalSugar Art.com)
  • White gum paste (fondant works too if used 50/50 with gum paste)
  • X-acto knife/ sharp blade
  • Paint brushes (fine tip and medium tip)
  • Petal dusts (pink, brown)
  • Gel food colors (copper/flesh tone & chocolate brown)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vodka/lemon extract to dilute the colors


ATT00126 Get gum paste to a desired skin tone by adding a flesh tone and a touch of brown and kneading well. Make into a smooth egg shape and dust lightly with powdered sugar. Note: Please do not dust the mold with powdered sugar as it can take away the definition and shortening is not recommended.
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Press the paste firmly into the mold making sure all the excess paste is pushed in to ensure clean edges.
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Remove any excess fondant till you have the right amount of gum paste to fill the mold without spilling over. Place the ready mold into the frezer for 20/25 minutes.
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When out of the freezer unmold by pulling the sides of the mold apart gently while pushing the back of the mold.
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And voila! A gumpaste baby baby is born! NEXT Making the gumpaste baby look real
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Take a tiny bit of pink petal dust (dusting the excess off the brush first) and brush on the babys cheeks, nose, ears, heels, and toes. Take a thin brush loaded a little more with the same dust to get a stronger color for the inside of the lips.
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Brush light brown petal dust into all the creases/ wrinkles. (I didnt have this so I used light pink petal dust mixed with a tiny bit of cocoa powder) Also with a very thin brush paint eyebrows and eye lash crease using a diluted brown food color (needs to be very light and barely visible). You can also paint the hair with desired color. At this point the baby is already looking quite real and cute but you can add more character by adding a diaper/ clothes/ hat/ hair etc.
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Here are some more cakes using this technique

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Comments (158)

great i have the mold already but i dint have the idea thank you
Awesome! I've been wondering how these cute babies were made. Thanks!
what a great idea!!!
OMG thank you so much I love them
Thank you, thank you, thank you! My tiny baby mold is coming in the mail this week! I can hardly wait to try it.
THANK YOU!!!! this a great idea, will save a lot of time.
This is sooo precious! Thank you so much for sharing. I am really confused on what material to use and when (fondant, gumpaste, marzipan, chocolate clay etc....) I would appreciate a clarification from anyone--thanks.
Thank you :-) It's very nice.
I love this!!! I live in South Africa & there is nowhere moulds like these to be found...
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING, I ALLWAYS WONDERED HOW THIS BEAUTIFUL BABIES WERE MADE!
Thank you so much for sharing , I like the mold but no credit card I live from Monclova,Coahuila Mexico the store is very long help me for shoping one plis
Hi Debcent, I used gumpaste and left in the freezer for 20mins and out came a perfect baby. Hope this helps you.
They are soooo cute, but I still have a problem with the idea of "eating a baby". There is no way that I would be able to (or expect others to) eat this with a cupcake, etc..
Thank you. Appreciate the response to my tutorial. @ tattoomom1...I think people use the baby as a keepsake and not for eating. Gumpaste pretty much lasts forever if stored properly. But it is better on a cake than a plastic or clay baby because it is made from food safe material:-) Also forgot to answer a question that lot of people asked me about the hair on the baby with the blue blanket. It is made by scraping a woolen fabric with a sharp knife. The fibres are then glued on with corn syrup.
Thank you Kassie for the tutorial, its a must save!!!!
I love this idea
thank you i now need that mold lol
I would love to do this. Where can you get that baby mold?
SHEESH!!! SO CUTE!! Thank you!!! :)
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