Edible fondant figures and characters

Need cake decorating inspiration? We've got the answer! Despite how amazing they look, all of these recipes have step-by-step guides and really are easy to do, we promise. Edible cake toppers

Boy cake topper

Need cake decorating inspiration? We've got the answer! Despite how amazing they look, all of these recipes have step-by-step guides and really are easy to do, we promise. Edible cake toppers

Edible cake toppers

Fancy having a go at making an impressive cake? Perhaps it's your baby's first birthday? Your little girl's princess party or even, dare we say it, your own celebration we've got fancy pants ways of making your baking stand out!

Whatever the occasion, we are firmly of the opinion that it should be celebrated with cake! Our queen of cakes, Victoria Threader is on our team on this one too and has been busy in the kitchen coming up with cute and clever cake decorations for us all to try. Despite how amazing they look, all of these recipes have step-by-step guides and really are easy to do, we promise.

Each week we'll be adding a new and creative way to add a little something extra to your baking, and the great thing about these decorations is that they can be used on whatever baking you like. From cupcakes to tiered celebration bakes, they'll make sure everyone's talking about how clever and creative you are, we won't tell how easy they are if you don't! So, what are you waiting for? Go grab some icing and get making! Click through to see the latest edible cake toppers?

Boy cake topper

These little boys look adorable on top of birthday or Christening cakes and can be customised however you like. Try changing the hair colour to match whoever you are making them for.

How to: Make a boy cake decoration

Dinosaur cake decoration

Dinosaur cake decoration

We can't get over how sweet these little dinosaurs are, good work Victoria! The perfect decoration for any little boy's birthday cake.

How to: Make a dinosaur cake decoration

Cat cake toppers

Cat cake toppers

These cheeky little fondant cats would be ideal to decorate a cake for anyone who loves these cute pets or an all-round animal lover. This recipe makes one decoration, so be sure to increase the quantities if you?re a bit like us and think you can never have enough

cats on a cake!

How to: Make cat cake toppers

Baby cake decoration

Baby cake decoration

The perfect cake topper for a baby shower or little ones first birthday. Change the hair colour to match whoever you're making the cake for.

How to make: Baby cake decoration

Girl cake topper

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How cute are these little girls? Complete with a pretty dress, bow in her hair and a lollipop, these decorations are very impressive. Why not change the dress to match the birthday girl's favourite outfit?

How to: Make a girl decoration

Easter bunny cake decoration

Easter bunny cake decoration

Make sure the Easter bunny is in pride of place this year with these adorable versions of the cheeky chap. Follow Victoria Threader?s easy guide to make your own version to sit on cakes or cupcakes over the holidays.

How to: Make an Easter bunny decoration

Penguin cake decorations

Penguin cake decorations

This cute penguin cake topper will certainly turn a few heads when popped on top of a festive bake or loaf cake. Don't forget his little scarf!

How to make: Penguin cake decorations

Dog cake decoration

Dog cake decoration

Preparing a birthday celebration for an animal lover? These pretty pooches are the perfect cake decoration and are super simple with easy step-by-step pictures.

How to: Make a dog cake decoration

Santa cake decoration

Santa cake decoration

Ho, ho, ho! Say Merry Christmas by adding this impressive Santa cake decoration to your festive bake.

How to make: Santa cake decoration

Easter basket cake decoration

Easter basket cake decoration

How cute would these Easter basket cake decoration look on top of your homemade Easter cake. The kids will love them!

How to make: Easter basket cake decoration

Princess cake topper

Princess cake topper

What little girl wouldn't be delighted with this pretty princess? Her golden crown has an extra special shine thanks to a little lustre dust and you can even paint her finger nails!

How to: Make a princess decoration

Elf cake decoration

Elf cake decoration

Any Elf fan would love this little fella on top of their cake or bake come Christmas time.Follow our guide.

How to make: Elf cake decoration

Fondant name blocks

Fondant name blocks

If you aren't the world's best cake decorator these are the perfect thing to practice on. Their super simple shape and design means they can be whipped up in minutes while still looking great.

How to: Make fondant name blocks

Christmas tree toppers

Christmas tree toppers

Complete your festive fruit cake with a couple of these bright and colourful Christmas trees.

How to make: Christmas tree toppers

Fairy cake decorations

Fairy cupcakes

How sweet are these little fairies? You don't have to stick with cupcakes either. How about creating a magical fairy scene with folage, toad stools and lots of delicate fairies.

How to make: Fairy cake decorations

Snowman cake decorations

Snowman cake decorations

Don't just make one snowman, make three by following this easy step-by-step guide. Fondant has never looked so good!

How to make: Snowman cake decorations

Bow cake decoration

Bow cake decoration

This pretty bow is really simple but can make a plain cake look really impressive. Wrap a square cake up to look like a present or pop on top of cupcakes, however you use it we're sure your cake will be a hit!

How to: Make a bow decoration

Nativity cake decorations

Nativity Cake

Make the iconic Christmas scene by following this simple step-by-step guide. Your fondant figures will look too good to eat!

How to make: Nativity cake decorations

Rudolph topper

Rudolph topper

Your Christmas cake wouldn't be complete without Rudolph! Don't forget his little carrot and iconic red nose too.

How to make: Rudolph topper

Easter chick cake decorations

Easter chick cake decorations

Perfect to top your Easter baking with, these cute little chicks are simple to do in just a few easy steps.

How to: Make Easter chick decorations

Frozen-inspired Olaf decoration

Frozen-inspired Christmas cake

Complete your festive bake with the legend that is Frozen's Olaf. Our simple step-by-step guide shows you how easy it is.

How to make: Frozen-inspired Olaf decoration

Squirrel cake decorations

Squirrel cupcakes

Only a true squirrel or nature fan will appreciate this little cutey on top of their cake or cupcakes. Surprisingly squirrels are easy to make too!

How to make: Squirrel cake decorations

Frog cake decorations

Frog cupcakes

This frog cake decoration is the perfect fondant figure to try if you're a beginner. It doesn't take much fondant, and is easy to mould too.

How to make: Frog cake decorations

Angel cake decorations

Angel cake decorations

A great fondant figure to master for the winter months in the lead up to Christmas. Complete your nativity scene with a few of these clever little angels.

How to make: Angel cake decorations

Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at Goodto.com and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.