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How To: Fondant Flowers

July 23, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Fondant Flowers

Something that comes up often when decorating cakes and cupcakes is fondant flowers. So today I thought I’d post a tutorial for making them!

Start by rolling your fondant to about 1/8 inch thick, and cut out circles: 6 small (about 1 inch diameter), 6 medium (~1.5 inch), and 5 large (~2 inches). These will be the petals.

1 - Cut Circles

Next, use a fondant tool with a ball on the end and a piece of foam to thin one side of each cirlce, to make them more petal-like. If you don’t have these tools, you can just pinch the fondant with your fingers. Set the petals aside.

2 - Thin Petals

Pinch off another piece of fondant, and roll a small ball.

3 - Roll Ball

At this point, you’ll need to melt down a little white chocolate to use as glue. Dip a toothpick into the chocolate, and then insert it into the ball.

4 - Add Toothpick

Now, begin adding the petals. You’ll do this with the flower upside down. Using a small amount of chocolate, add three small petals.

5 - Add Small Petals

Add more chocolate in between each of those three petals, and add three more small petals.

6 - Use Chocolate For Glue

7 - Add More Small Petals

Following the same procedure, add the medium petals.

8 - Add Medium Petals

For the larger petals, add the chocolate to the petal in two places to help secure them.

9 - Add Choc to Large Petals

Place all five around the flower, overlapping slightly.

10 - Add Large Petals

Insert the flower into a plastic wrap covered dish, and use rolled paper towel to support the petals. Create an indent in the center. Let your flower sit for a few hours, or up to a day, before using in order to let it firm up.

11 - Let Sit

Then you’re done! So beautiful on cakes!

Final - Fondant Flowers Full Cake

Final - Fondant Flowers

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