DIY Animal Ear Cake Toppers

Get the steps on how to make your own DIY Animal Ear Cake Toppers with this cute animal party decoration tutorial. Give them as a gift, or display them at the birthday party!

These cutest DIY Animal Ear Cake Toppers are for a birthday gathering, Easter celebration, or animal-themed party.

Since I’m not quite at the stage of having kids just yet, I stick with my fur kids.

Thomas and I go way back to my college days when I rescued him from the middle of a four-lane road.

And he was just big enough to fit in the palm of my hand.

I bottled-fed him, made my dad extremely angry for having a pet in our college rental house, and got super attached…

And now here we are almost seven years later, with another birthday just around the corner.

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He’s spoiled as all get and refuses to eat any other wet food besides Fancy Feast’s Gravy Lover’s and Broths.

(I stopped trying to even trick him into a different kind at least three years ago.)

He even has his own fancy DIY Litter Box Cover and DIY Pet Pillow

Being that I’m obsessed with Thomas, I threw him a party for his birthday and created these DIY Animal Ear Cake Toppers. 

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Materials and Tools Needed to Make DIY Animal Ear Cake Toppers

Fondant or gum paste to use for molding the shapes

Toothpicks or mini wooden dowels

Mini leaf cookie cutter

Cat cookie cutter

Edible gold dust

Clear lemon or almond extract

Food dedicated paint brush

Rolling pin

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How to Make DIY Animal Ear Cake Toppers

For the bunny ears:

Step 1 — Roll out white fondant and use a leaf cookie cutter to create the base ear shape and rounded ball of fondant to attach both ears too.

Step 2 — Massage the seam with your fingers to create one strong piece and insert a toothpick in the bottom.

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To make the cat ears:

Step 3 — Roll out white fondant and use the edge of a cat silhouette cookie cutter (or leaf shape if you don’t have one and just mold with your hands).

Step 4 — Then, use a toothpick in each one.

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To make the deer ears:

Step 5 — Roll out white fondant and use the leaf cutter to create the base shape.

Step 6 — Next, round out the edges with your fingers and make a straight across cut at the bottom.

Step 7 — Attach a toothpick to each one.

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Step 8 — Let the fondant or gum paste dry for at least 24 hours to harden in shape.

You can even use a curved plate to make the shapes dry with a bit more dimension.

Step 9 — Once they’ve hardened, use a dash of clear extract in edible gold dust to paint onto each ear and allow it to dry.

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Step 10 — Insert the ears into mini fondant-covered cakes and you’re ready to party!

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I think these would be so cute for themed animal or Disney parties, vanilla cupcakes, or even bunny ears for Easter.

Plus, you can make just about any shape in case I left out an animal or twelve.

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Do you all have any clever ways you’d use mini ear cake toppers? Also, someone please tell me I’m not the only overly attached fur Mom out there!

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DIY Animal Ear Cake Toppers

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Make these adorable animal ears for your next party, celebration or special occasion!
Active Time20 mins
Dry Time1 d
Total Time1 d 20 mins
Course DIY
Category Decor

Equipment

  • Mini leaf cookie cutter
  • Cat cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Food dedicated paint brush
  • Toothpicks or mini wooden dowels

Materials

  • Fondant or gum paste to use for molding the shapes
  • Edible gold dust
  • Clear lemon or almond extract

Instructions

To make bunny ears:

  • Roll out white fondant and use a leaf cookie cutter to create the base ear shape and rounded ball of fondant to attach both ears to.
  • Massage the seam with your fingers to create one strong piece and insert a toothpick in the bottom.

To make the cat ears:

  • Roll out white fondant and use the edge of a cat silhouette cookie cutter (or leaf shape if you don’t have one and just mold with your hands).
  • Then, use a toothpick in each ear.

To make the deer ears:

  • Roll out white fondant and use the leaf cutter to create the base shape.
  • Round out the edges with your fingers and make a straight across cut at the bottom.
  • Attach a toothpick to each ear.
  • Let the fondant or gum paste dry for at least 24 hours to harden in shape.
    You can even use a curved plate to make the shapes dry with a bit more dimension.

For all toppers:

  • Once they’ve hardened, use a dash of clear extract in edible gold dust to paint onto each ear and allow it to dry.
  • Insert the ears into mini fondant-covered cakes and you’re ready to party.
Cost: $30
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