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Poppy Cake Toppers for Remembrance Day

Last year I made Remembrance Day cakes to raise money for The Royal British Legion to mark Remembrance Day. I've made more Remembrance Day cakes this year, again using the poppy design. I sell the cakes to family and friends, on average I received £1 for each little cake, thanks to everyone's generosity.  
How make poppy cake topper remembrance day cakes

I made a batch of cakes using my easy fairy cake recipe. Then I made the toppers using a stencil and template I had created. 

I made 2 different types of poppy toppers, one a stencilled poppy using luste dust and another a sugar paste cut out.

Before you start you will need to create a simple stencil from card, as you can see from my photo.
How make poppy cake topper remembrance day cakes

How to create the stencil poppy cake topper

You will need: white sugar paste, black sugar paste, red lustre dust, small brush, piece of card.

  • Roll out white sugar paste, place the card with the shape of the poppy cut out on top of the sugar paste. 
  • Using the brush pick up some of the red lustre dust and gently brush it onto the sugar paste.
  • Carefully lift off the stencil.
  • Cut out your cake topper using a round pastry cutter.
  • Roll out black sugar paste and cut out a circle, using a small round cutter or create a stencil.
  • Use a little icing sugar and water mix to fix the black circle to your poppy.
  • Fix the poppies to your cakes using a little simple icing sugar and water mixture.
How to create a Sugar Paste Poppy Cake Topper

You will need: red sugar paste, black sugar paste, piece of card, sharp knife.

  • Roll out white sugar paste, place the poppy shaped piece of card  on top of the sugar paste.
  • Using a sharp knife carefully cut around the poppy shape.
  • Roll out black sugar paste and cut out a circle, using a small round cutter or create a stencil.
  • Use a little icing sugar and water mix to fix the black circle to your poppy.
I had some spare Union Jack cake toppers you could cut them down in size to create a patriotic alternative to the poppy centre.

Fix the poppies to your cakes using a little simple icing sugar and water mixture.
How make poppy cake topper remembrance day cakes
Remembrance Day Cakes
HMS Vanguard
I continue to research the maternal side of my family tree. This remembrance day post is dedicated to Frank Gaines born 16 Sept 1893 who died aged 23. A Stoker in the Royal Navy on board the HMS Vanguard Dreadnought battleship, when on the 9 July 1917 the battleship was destroyed by an internal explosion whilst at Scarpa Flow, Orkneys. Over 800 men lost their lives.

How make poppy cake topper remembrance day


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6 comments:

  1. those are brilliant cakes, family tree research is so much fun.

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  2. Perfect cakes for a very important cause, I think there should be more (cake based) fundraising for Rememberence Day x

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  3. Angela, your cakes are always so stunning! And this is a lovely story too.

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  4. Such a wonderful idea for fundraising, well done!

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  5. This is such a lovely story thank you for sharing! I definitely will be trying to make these cakes thank you !! x

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Angela x

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