Fondant/Gumpaste Animal Cake Toppers- Lion, Monkey, Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe

7 Apr

The love of Fondant/Gumpaste Animal Cake Toppers is just growing larger and larger around the world. I have been receiving many orders for my animals and these are my latest cake toppers that I created for a Baby Shower Cake. Each one is hand sculpted from sugar paste. They can be very time consuming, trying to get each detail for the sifferent animals. The part I love is how each one seems to have their own look and tell their own story. I hope you enjoyed looking at my little sugar animals.











60 Responses to “Fondant/Gumpaste Animal Cake Toppers- Lion, Monkey, Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe”

  1. ask March 17, 2015 at 1:42 am #

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  2. Diana February 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    I wanted to know can I purchase the animals already made. Please give me a price if I can purchase them. Thanks for your cooperation.

    • The Sugar Lane March 12, 2012 at 3:43 am #

      At this time I do not sell my figures to the public, sorry!

  3. Marilyn Dmello September 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    can I use Gum tragacant instead of Tylos as Tylos is not available in India

    • The Sugar Lane September 14, 2011 at 2:07 am #

      Yes, gum trag is used in the same manner as tylose powder!

  4. Marcela morales August 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Hi, I have a question….I want to make star wars figurines for my son’s b-day cake, from what I’ve read here, I think it would be better with gumpaste, so they become harder and last longer… you make the gumpaste from scratch?? If so, could you give me the recipe???….I Live in Mexico and I can’t find the premade powder anywhere!!!…I hopee you can help me!, thanks!!!

    • The Sugar Lane August 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

      Marcela….I only purchase my gumpaste to be honest, making gumpaste can be tricky at times, hehe. The brand of gumpaste that I purchase is called Satin Ice. If you can get ahold of fondant and tylose powder then you can use that instead of gumpaste. You would add the tylose powder to the fondant and that is how we make a quick version of gumpaste. I hope that I was of some help…I understand how tough it can be when you cannot get the proper ingredients. If you want a recipe for gumpaste just do a google search for gumpaste and you will have several that will come up. I wish ya the best and would love to see your figurine when you get it finished.

  5. Jo Aitken August 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    These are fab, are you still making them? What size are they and how much do they cost each? Many thanks.

    • The Sugar Lane August 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

      Thanks for your nice comment….I do not sell my figurines at this time, thank you!

  6. Alissa May 31, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    WOW thank you so much for this, I’ve undercharged so many times because i’m too afraid of overcharging. The fact is that my cakes taste better than some “professional” cakes & I should charge according to that. I am SO keen to buy your book, do you know if you’ll be shipping internationally?

    Thanks again!!!

    • The Sugar Lane June 1, 2011 at 6:19 am #

      You are soo very welcome Alissa!! To answer your question I am going to do my best to make that happen for those outside the U.S. there are many of your outside the U.S that I follow my blog and also want additional info on cake pricing and business secrets so like I said we will do our best to see if we can ship internationally……When we have the all ready to go and setup for purchases I will make a posting on the front page of the blog as well as emailing those of you who have asked to be notified when the book is ready!! Alissa I wish you the best my friend, pricing cakes is soo intimidating to deal with but like you said your cake taste better than some Professional cakes, so do some research for your area and find out exactly what is a fair price for what you do and start earning what your work is worth my friend!!

      All my best!

      • Nanthi July 15, 2011 at 5:11 am #

        Hi, I too fear of the same, and my most difficult part is costing, Though my cakes tastes so well, cannot overcharge until this job forms pretty well. I am from Sri Lanka, and hope you could workout for shipments outside US at your earliest.

        Thanks a lot for your work, which is very useful for people like us who have the passion in cake making.

        God bless you all other friends in this field..

  7. Liz February 5, 2011 at 6:15 am #

    Hi Donna—is the book you’ve mentioned about available for purchase? I am looking now on how to create a safari themed birthday cake for my son’s first birthday in May. I love your work and your animals are exactly what I am hoping to create, however while creative, I’ve yet to make figures such as you have…..kinda need some direction 🙂

    Thank you for your time.

  8. Angela December 22, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Where at in Ohio are you located. I have done a few cakes but would like some direction on fondant and gum paste creations. Do you teach people how to do these?

    • The Sugar Lane December 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

      Hello Angela…..
      I am on the edge of Columbus, yes I do classes at my home and when we have several people who are interested I do workshops as well in different areas. I will email you directly after the holidays.

  9. Maria Mendoza November 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    I love you animals and would love to learn how to make them. I joined your website, I lookes to see if you hand any CD tutorials on how to make them and did not find anything. Do you a tutorial on how to do each one. Please direct me in the right direccion. Thank you, I love your website and am looking forward to learn eveything that you have on there.

    • The Sugar Lane November 9, 2010 at 4:01 am #

      As far as videos for my animals there are some which are not avail on video at this time, however I am in the process of writing a book which will show how to create each of my animals.

  10. Cassie October 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    Can you tell me how long you can store these figurines and how do you store them? I am willing to try to make them, but knowing they will take lots of time, I need to start early.

    Thanks for the adorable ideas!

  11. Stacie September 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Please let me know if you sell these animals and how long would it take to get them. Where in Ohio are you from?

    • The Sugar Lane September 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

      I’m very sorry but at this time I do not sell my figures, as they require lots of time and people do not want to pay for the time that it takes to create these figures.

  12. linda kelley July 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm #


    Is their a good market for selling fondant figures. I am very good at it and have recently became unemployed.

    • The Sugar Lane August 8, 2010 at 9:53 am #

      Hi Linda

      Yes, there is a market for selling figurines, however the issue is that most people, not ALL are not very willing to pay for all the time that it can take to create fondant figures…Some people think that you can create a figure in a day and only want to pay you $20. So to be honest I guess it would depend on the hours it takes you to create each one and how detailed you want to be, my issue is I love to be very detailed so I seem to never make much money by the time I spend literally days working on 1 figure. I have sold many but you have to plan accordingly for shipping them, especially in the hot weather you can have issues with them sitting in the hot delivery trucks waiting to be delivered….There is no harm in giving it a shot, decide what you will sell and set your prices and stick to them, people will try to guilt you into cheaper prices. I wish you the best if you have any other questions just let me know!!

  13. Cheryl Forstrom May 8, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    I am helping out with a baby shower and the theme is the baby jungle and I would like to make these animals ahead of time so everything is not at the last minute.How long ahead of time can you make them,and how can you store so they dont dry out
    ? thank you Cheryl

    By the way yours are adorable!

    • The Sugar Lane June 1, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

      Figurines can be made up several months ahead of time and stored in a cardboard box with a lid until they are needed….never store them in the refrigerator

  14. Catherine May 6, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    These are the cutest little animals. I am making a cake for my sister in laws baby shower and was wondering how much you would charge for them…I would like a monkey, zebra and giraffe to sit on the top of an 8″ round cake. I am not sure how big the animals should be but if you would like I can send you a pic of the cake I am going to try replicate.
    Any info would be great. Also, I live in Gardner Ks so I was wondering if you can ship them if you are willing to make some for me.

  15. heather April 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    How can I order one of your fondant monkey cake toppers

    • The Sugar Lane April 24, 2010 at 4:41 am #

      Sorry I am not selling them to the public at this time, thanks so much!!

  16. Miguel March 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    Love your little sculpture animals, let me know if you sale them, I need them for a animal baby shower cake

  17. Robin Gordon February 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Your gumpaste animals are exactly what I have been looking for. What are your prices?
    Thank you

    • The Sugar Lane February 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

      I’m sorry but at this time I do not create and sell my creations outside of the state of Ohio…….

  18. karine February 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Hello.. I love work. Do you sell them..if so please let me know.

    • The Sugar Lane February 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

      Not at this time, thanks so much for your kind comments on my work it is much appreciated!

  19. Jennifer February 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    I would like to purchase all five animal toppers. Do you sell these? They are the cutest ones I have found. You do wonderful work! Thanks in advance.

    • The Sugar Lane February 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

      I do not sell my figures outside of the state of Ohio at this time, thanks for you sweet comments on my work I really appreciate everyones words of encouragement!

  20. jill teixeira February 16, 2010 at 2:40 am #

    Your gumpaste animals are so cute. Do you sell them?

    : )

    • The Sugar Lane February 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

      Not outside of the state of Ohio, Thanks for asking!!!

  21. Laura Wright December 3, 2009 at 2:22 am #

    I would love to purchase all of 5 of these animal toppers. I just dont know how or where to go to do the purchase. My sons first birthday is January 30, 2010 and would love to have these to go on his cake. I look forward to your reply. Thanks.

  22. Olivia November 24, 2009 at 3:54 am #

    Hi, I LOVE your gum paste animals. Would like pricing on them if they are for sale.

  23. Jessica August 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    Do you sell these gorgeous animals?? Please say yes!

  24. Rose Turner August 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    i would like to know if i could order a monkey for a shower cake.

  25. Jessica August 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm #

    Do you sale these?

  26. Donna Walton August 10, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    Can you plese help me I would like to buy Sugarpaste Animals for a Jungle Themed Cake for my daughters Cake.
    I want maybe a Monkey, Lion, Snake, Giraffe and wondered if you could provide a cost for these if you can do them. Also are you able to do these for next Saturday. Sorry its short notice.


    Donna Walton.

  27. consuelo August 5, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    Please … do you know, where i can buy already made gum paste flowers and things online … HELP … Thanks!

  28. Stacy July 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm #

    Hi I was wondering how you keep the gum paste looking so shinny, mine looks dry and cracky? Thanks for your help.

    • The Sugar Lane August 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

      I use shortening in my paste as I am working with it and creating my pieces and it helps to keep it very moist and pliable!!

    • The Sugar Lane August 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

      I use shortening in my paste as I am working with it and creating my pieces and it helps to keep it very moist and pliable!!

  29. Pam Bernard July 9, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    Donna, I need a little giraffe like yours!!! SO CUTE!!

    Any idea where I can purchase a gumpaste already made in New Orleans?

  30. kari July 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm #

    Is your artwork available for purchase? I would love a large gumpaste monkey for my little one’s first birthday. Thank you. Kari

  31. aileen June 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    Hi, donna I’m so impressed with your work. i would love to order some of your fondant animals for my daughters birthday, if your are selling them, pls. let me know the price. hope to hear from u soon.


  32. Jeanette Magana June 5, 2009 at 1:48 am #

    Please tell me you can make these fondant animals for my sons first birthday party. How much would you charge. its last moment too, his party is on june 13th!!! please email me back as soon as possible!!

  33. Haely June 3, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    I would love to buy some of your jungle animals for my son’s 1st birthday cake. His birthday isn’t until Sept. 26 so I am hoping you can do them. Could you please let me know the price for a lion, zebra, giraffe & crocodile (head only for the croc) wearing party hats (if possible) & if you are available to do them. I can email you pics of what I have in mind if you need them.

  34. Kristy Conde May 28, 2009 at 11:22 pm #


    I am really interested to buy the jungle animal toppers that you create on your page. Please let me know if a have the opportunity beacuse I am going to celebrate my baby’s first birthday in Puerto Rico.


    Kristy Conde

  35. Christy May 27, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    Your work is amazing! I too would love to find the time to decorate cakes but with two small children, a traveling husband, and my own full time job – time is limited. Do you sell your the fondant jungle animals, if so I that would make my day! My son’s 1st bday is coming up soon and the theme is a jungle/safari theme. What is your price for the giraffe, elephant, lion, and zebra, if you do sell them?

    • margarita rodriguez June 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

      i need to buy some of your jungle animal for a baby showercake that wil be on june 19 how would you charge for the elephant, zebra, lion, or all the ones are in the picture! please let me know as as passible thank you

  36. Jennifer May 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    I am in need of some fondant or fondant looking jungle animals for my son’s 1st birthday cake. I don’t have the skill to make my own and I’m afraid that the cake place doesn’t know how to make them. Do you know where I can purchase these or do you sell them. I’m will to pay nicely. I want the giraffe, elephant, lion and zebra if possible.

  37. christine davis May 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    I would love to buy some of your animals for a baby shower cake. The mom loves monkeys, giraffes, and elephants. Please let me know if I can order some.

  38. MaryandMike April 21, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    Good info, thanks for the article. You should try posting it on Wacanai. I put a few articles and it is really nice. You can have it linked to your own webpage and they have graphs and other tools to help track how many people are reading your article. It also has a great search engine so you find other how 2 articles.

  39. The Sugar Lane June 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I do not sell my figures at this time…….


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