How To Make Flowers Out Of Fondant

Quick Recipe: How To Make Flowers Out Of Fondant

How to make flowers out of fondant? Generally, you use fondant to decorate and sculpt cakes and pastries. Also, make it by combining sugar. In addition to that, water gelatin, vegetable shortening, and glycerol. 

In addition, fondant icing has a different texture compared to other icings. And probably you are wondering if it is possible to make flowers out of fondant, the answer is yes. 

In most cases, You can cover cakes with fondant. However, you can use fondant icing to create a decoration to top your cake. For example, flowers. Besides, you can make different flowers out of fondant. If interested in making flowers out of fondant, you can follow the steps below. 

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What You Will Need In Making Fondant Flower
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  • Store-bought fondant (you can use homemade)
  • Pink food coloring (or any color that you desire) 
  • Cornstarch for dusting
  • Water for sprinkling

Equipment for fondant flowers on cake

  • Plastic cling wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry cutter
  • 4 pieces rose cutter
  • Ball tool
  • Pastry brush
  • Plate
  • Toothpick

Servings and preparation time

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Yields: 10 pieces

Step by step instructions in preparing your fondant dough

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • Pink food coloring
  • Cornstarch
  • Plastic cling wrap

Step 1

Before anything else, divide your fondant into three parts. Then, color your fondant in three different shades. 

Step 2

Afterward, wrap your colored fondant using plastic cling wrap. Doing so prevents drying up. Next, set the colored fondant aside. After that, dust your work surface using a bit of cornstarch.

making fondant flower

Step by step instructions in making a basic fondant rose

What you will need

  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry cutter
  • Rose cutter
  • Ball tool
  • Pastry brush
  • Plate

Step 1

Before anything else, cut a small portion of your colored fondant. Then, make sure to roll it out using your rolling pin. Doing this will create a thin layer. 

Step 2

After that, utilize your rose cutter. Then, cut two pieces. Next, dip your ball tool in cornstarch. After that, press the outer part of the petal to thin out its edges. Also, repeat the steps until all the petals thin out. 

Step 3

Afterward, take a small pastry brush and wet it. Then, draw a line across the center of one of your rose petals. After that, fold it in half along the line. Also, brush more water across the folded fondant on the same line. Then, make sure to roll your fondant from the right to the left to create a rosebud.

Step 4

In preventing the rosebud from sticking with the other petals, use cornstarch. Next, fold your other pieces of fondant the same way. Then, brush it with some water along the bottom line. After that, wrap it around your rosebud. While wrapping your petals around the rosebud, apply a bit of pressure to secure the petals together. Once satisfied with your rose fondant, place them on the plate facing upwards. 

Step by step instructions in making a fondant carnation

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Rose cutter
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Toothpick

Step 1

First and foremost, roll out a portion of your fondant using a rolling pin. Then, cut out shapes using your rose cutter. 

Step 2

Next, dip your toothpick in cornstarch. After that, use it to press and thin out the petal’s edges. Also, be sure to make the petals slightly ruffled up. In addition to that, repeat the same process with all your petals. 

Step 3

Afterward, dip your brush in water, create a line in the middle of one of your fondant petals. After that, fold it in half. Then, roll the petal to create a flower bud. Also, be sure to repeat the process using another petal. Then, ensure to wrap it around your bud. In addition to that, slightly press the petals together to help them stick and stay in place. To prevent the petals from sticking together, use cornstarch. Lastly, you can tear off some petals if needed. 

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Step by step instructions in making a fondant English rose

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Rose cutter
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Ball tool
  • Small, medium, and large rose cutter

Step 1

First off, roll out a slightly darker shade of fondant. Then, use your small rose cutter to cut out four pieces of petals. After that, roll out a light-colored fondant. Afterward, cut out three pieces of petals using a medium-sized rose cutter. Next, cut the medium-sized petals in half lengthwise.

Step 2

Then, press out all the petals using a ball tool. Afterward, brush the small petals with water. Also, stick them together. After that, brush four halves of your medium-sized petals with water. And do not forget to stick them together. 

Step 3

After that, cut out some layered fondant petals. Then, pair one small petal with one medium-sized petal to create a pair. Also, stick all four parts together to create a bud. 

Step 4

Afterward, make sure to brush your remaining halves with water. Then, wrap them around the rosebud. Also, roll out another fondant with a lighter shade. After that, cut out two pieces using your large rose cutter. In addition to that, thin out the petal’s edges using a ball tool. Also, cut the large petals in half lengthwise. Then, brush them with water. And be sure to layer two halves together. Finally, wrap one after one another to create an outer layer; cutting off the bottom of your petals is necessary.

How Do You Exactly Make Small Fondant Flowers With Cutters?

What you will need

  • Decorator Preferred Fondant, about 4.4 ounces
  • Cornstarch

Equipment 

  • Fondant toolset
  • Small flower fondant cutters
  • Fondant roller
  • Fondant shaping foam

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Servings and preparation time 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Additional time: 24 hours

Total time: 1 day and 30 minutes

Yields: 20-40 pieces

Step by step Instructions in making small fondant flowers

Step 1 

Start by rolling out your fondant evenly using a rolling pin. Then, dust the rolled fondant using cornstarch. 

Step 2

Then, use your small flower fondant cutter to cut out flowers in your fondant. Next, press the flower fondant cutter into your rolled fondant. Afterward, pull the fondant out. After that, be sure to press the top part of the cutter. Doing so will remove the flower cut out into the shaping foam.

Step 3

Afterward, press the middle of your flower using the small end of your ball tool. Doing this will create a cupped shape. Remember, repeat the process until you can create the number of small flowers you desire.

Step 4

Ultimately, place the finished fondant flower into a clean surface to dry. In addition to that, dry completely for about 24 hours. Bear in mind to do this before placing it into your cake. 

How To Make Flowers Out Of Fondant

How to make flowers out of fondant? Generally, you use fondant to decorate and sculpt cakes and pastries. Also, make it by combining sugar. In addition to that, water gelatin, vegetable shortening, and glycerol.  In most cases, You can cover cakes with fondant. However, you can use fondant icing to create a decoration to top your cake. For example, flowers. Besides, you can make different flowers out of fondant. If interested in making flowers out of fondant, you can follow the steps below. 
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Can you use fondant to make flowers?, fondant flowers on cake, How do you exactly make small fondant flowers with cutters?, how to make flowers out of fondant, making fondant flower
Servings: 10 pieces
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Pastry cutter
  • Rose cutter
  • Ball tool
  • Pastry brush
  • Plate

Ingredients
  

  • Store-bought fondant (you can use homemade)
  • Pink food coloring (or any color that you desire)
  • Cornstarch for dusting
  • Water for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Before anything else, cut a small portion of your colored fondant. Then, make sure to roll it out using your rolling pin. Doing this will create a thin layer.
  • After that, utilize your rose cutter. Then, cut two pieces. Next, dip your ball tool in cornstarch. After that, press the outer part of the petal to thin out its edges. Also, repeat the steps until all the petals thin out.
    Cornstarch for dusting
  • Afterward, take a small pastry brush and wet it. Then, draw a line across the center of one of your rose petals. After that, fold it in half along the line. Also, brush more water across the folded fondant on the same line. Then, make sure to roll your fondant from the right to the left to create a rosebud.
    Water for sprinkling
  • In preventing the rosebud from sticking with the other petals, use cornstarch. Next, fold your other pieces of fondant the same way. Then, brush it with some water along the bottom line. After that, wrap it around your rosebud. While wrapping your petals around the rosebud, apply a bit of pressure to secure the petals together. Once satisfied with your rose fondant, place them on the plate facing upwards.
    Water for sprinkling, Cornstarch for dusting
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