How to make easy fondant flowers – tutorial

How to make fondant flowers - tutorial from daniscookings.wordpress.com

Some time ago I promised that I will publish a tutorial how to make easy fondant flowers for cake decorations. Eventually I managed to prepare it and I am very happy to share it with you today.
In fact I created two tutorials for two different flowers made in a very similar way! You might remember one of them from my Golden Caramel Cake. Each tutorial has 8 steps, shown in the pictures (I didn’t select this number in purpose but it’s my favourite :)).
For both flowers you need different sizes of cookie cutters and two simple cake decorating tools.

Let’s start with Flower 1: The Golden Flower

How to make fondant flowers - tutorial from daniscookings.wordpress.com1. What you need:
– a piece of white or light pink fondant or gum-paste
– small rolling pin
– thin painting brush
– golden dust food colouring
– simple flower cookie cutters in 2 sizes
– a ball tool
– in addition (I missed it in the picture, sorry) you need a foam board or just a normal sponge.
2. Roll the fondant and cut 2 shapes with each cutter (four petals in total)
3. Use the ball tool on a sponge to thin up the petals
4. Make them thin enough to become ruffled but don’t overdo to avoid breaking them.
5. Let the petals dry in the cookie shapes so that the centre is on a lower position than the sides. Depending on the type of fondant or gum paste the drying time will be different. But do not dry them until the fondant becomes hard: they just need to to hold shape without being flat.
6. Stick together the petals. Use a painting brush slightly moistened in water.
7. Make little balls from the fondant and colour them with the golden dust dissolved in water or in alcohol.
8. Place the balls in the middle of the flower. Use water to stick them if needed. Use more golden dust if desired.

Flower 2: The Pink Flower

How to make fondant flowers - tutorial from daniscookings.wordpress.com1. What you need:
– a piece of white or light pink fondant or gum-paste
– rolling pin
– red or dark pink gel food colouring
– flower cookie cutters in 3 sizes-
– a flat plastic flower shaper tool.
2. Roll the fondant and cut 1 shape with each cutter (three petals in total)
3. Press gently the flat flower shaper tool over the petals on a hard surface. This will make them slightly thinner and at the same time will give them texture
4. Let the petals dry into the cookie cutters. Don’t let them become hard, just need to hold shape without getting flat.
5. Colour some of the leftover fondant with the gel colouring. You should get a dark pink shade.
6. With your fingers make multiple little balls from the dark pink fondant
7. Attach together the petals with a little bit of water
8. Arrange the balls in the centre of the flower. Moisture with water to stick them if needed.

As you can see impressive fondant decoration can be made in a few simple steps and without complicated tools and techniques. Hopefully my tutorials have inspired you to make other kinds of imaginary flowers for your cakes.

How to make fondant flowers - tutorial from daniscookings.wordpress.com

How to make fondant flowers - tutorial from daniscookings.wordpress.com

 

How to make fondant flowers - tutorial from daniscookings.wordpress.com

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