At Sticky Sponge we can create unique cake toppers that will enhance your cake and its design. They are one off sculpted works of mini art and are created specially for you and your occasion using clay, chocolate or sugar.

We can create likeness toppers which will reflect your likeness for your cake.

We can also make a more cartoon look for a more fun side or generic toppers of anything you require.

Panda Topper 3 Small
Panda Topper 3 Small

Lego Topper 5 Small
Lego Topper 5 Small

Panda Topper 3 Small
Panda Topper 3 Small

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TOPPERS & SUGAR SCULPTURES

What we need from you.

Before the Topper process is started we need a few things from you. To sculpt the likness we require clear photos taken from the front sides and back of your head. We also need photos the same if possible of the close you want to be wearing and any props or scenes required ifpossible. The props and scenes aren't as important for the full sets of photos but of the head they are a must. We also need to know how you want to be posed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can now start the building process. The clay toppers are sculpted using a solid metal skeleton which it then built on with polymer clay that sets solid with heat. This naked sculpture is then washed and primed ready for the painting process.

 

The clay toppers are painted using acrylic paints with base coat then re painted and shaded along with final details.

 

If the toppers are a couple or group interacting with each other these are fitted together.

 

Props and scenes are created in the same way as above and checked that all elkements will fit securly together.

 

The finished toppers are then attached to the scene along with any props (or fitted to the wooden display base if no scene is ordered) and the final topper is finished and ready for the cake.

 

Although the clay toppers are quite strong and durable care still needs to be taken with them as they will still break or shatter with misuse

CLAY TOPPERS

The clay toppers are sculpted using a solid metal skeleton which it then built on with polymer clay that sets solid with heat. These are then painted with acrylic paint and can be either set on a scenic base to blend in with your cake design or be set on a solid round oak or mahogany wooden plinth so they can be kept as a unique reminder of your special day.

Although the clay toppers are quite strong and durable care still needs to be taken with them as they will still break or shatter with misuse

The Chocolate toppers are sculpted using modelling chocolate. This is a chocolate that acts like a plyable plasticine like substance. I does tend to harden but can be re-moulded again with a little work so is not as durable as the clay toppers as direct sunlight or being near a heat source can cause the toppers to start to melt and mis-shape. 

The sugar toppers work in a similar way to the chocolate ones although the finish is not always as smooth. Two types of sugar are used. Fondant and flower paste. The flower past ie very good for using for edible structures and items as it sets to a hard but brittle finish.