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How To Make A Cute Hot Air Balloon Cake Topper

With Sue Pridie

Difficulty Easy

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Join Sue and be amazed on how she creates this gorgeous hot air balloon cake topper with cute little baby elephant sugar model inside, a great idea that can easily be adapted for baby showers, Christenings and birthday celebrations. In this lesson you will learn step by step instructions on shaping and adding a design to the balloon (see download for template), how to create a basket effect around the base using a plaiting technique and how to mould a baby elephant sugar model that sits snug inside the basket. Don't forget to check out our other videos below for more great ideas and tips on cake decorating.

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