How to Make a Cute Buttons Cake

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Buttons look adorable on cakes and cupcakes and are great for baby showers or baby birthdays.

You can make them, using button molds or you can make them without a mold… like I did.

To make these buttons, you will need the following supplies:

Yellow, red and blue gumpaste
Rolling pin
Star cutter, heart cutter, circle cutter (various sizes)
Toothpicks
Wooden skewers
Paintbrush
Water

These are the steps:

Step 1:
Roll out yellow gumpaste.

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Step 2:
Use various cutters to cut out different pieces.

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Step 3:
Use toothpicks to make holes in the small pieces.

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Step 4:
And use a wooden skewer to make holes in the bigger pieces.
You can make different number of holes in the button pieces to keep them cool and fun.

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Step 5:
You can also create somewhat of a border around some of the pieces by using a big and small cutter of the same shape.
For instance, you can cut out a big flower piece.

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Step 6:
And then press a smaller flower cutter on top of it gently…

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Step 7:
And you will end up with a flower button with a border.

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Step 8:
Now, you can make holes with a wooden skewer,  to make it look more realistic.

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Step 9:
For some of the buttons, you can also add an illusion of a “stitch.”
For example, in this small heart button… use a toothpick to make holes.
Then, roll out a thin “rope-like” red gumpaste piece.

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Step 10:
Brush the holes with some water and press the “rope-like” piece between the holes so that it looks like a small stitch.

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Step 11:
Have fun with the number of stitches you want on the buttons and the number of holes you want on them.

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Allow these pieces to dry overnight and then use them on your cakes and cupcakes.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy caking everyone! :)

Farwa & Abeer
We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.
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