How To Make Roses Out Of Fondant - 2 Easy Realistic Methods

How To Make Roses Out Of Fondant – 2 Easy Realistic Methods

Last Updated on July 3, 2022 by Zara R.

When it comes to baking, people are making more homemade decorations. So, we’ll be looking at exactly how to make roses out of fondant.

We included two amazing methods today that can both create beautiful realistic roses from scratch. One uses store-bought cutters while the other can be made using only a knife. So, read on to learn this amazing handy decorating skill!

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What Are Fondant Roses?

We have all seen those absolutely breathtaking floral cakes. What makes them even more amazing is that more often than not, they are made with edible flowers. Edible roses seem to be a consistent favorite amongst clients. So, we will look at exactly what they are and why they are so incredibly popular.

Fondant roses are pretty basic decorations. They are rose-shaped decorations made entirely from fondant. Fondant is also known as fondant icing, seeing as there are a few items that go by this name.

Essentially, this ingredient is made from a combination of sugar, water, gelatin, shortening, and glycerol. When combined and worked for a little bit, it forms a clay-like ball of icing that can be molded or rolled. This enables the user to beautifully decorate cakes, create figurines and garnishes, and make amazing toppings.

To make fondant roses are pretty easy, but there are a couple of methods you can use. Whichever one you choose depends on what equipment you have available, how much time you have, and your skill level.

Regardless of which technique you use, the realism element will depend on other factors. For example, by adding some texture to the petals, the roses will start looking more realistic. This is further enhanced if you shade the fondant petals with powdered colorants to create depth.

But, all of this requires time and money. So, if you are just looking to make simple beautiful roses, then this is a great starting point!

So, let’s explore the two most common ways how to make roses out of fondant.

How do you make realistic fondant roses

1) Things You Will Need – How To Make Roses Out Of Fondant Without A Cutter

Ingredients

  • Fondant, color of your choice
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Equipment

  • Rolling pin
  • Sharp knife
  • Toothpick

How to make roses out of fondant

Step 1: Roll out the fondant

Knead a ball of fondant until it becomes soft and pliable. It should also be worked into a smooth ball before being rolled. Once you are happy with the consistency of your fondant, place it on a non-stick surface (or powdered sugar surface) and roll it out.

You can roll the fondant until it is about 0.2-inches (0.5 cm) in thickness. keep lifting the fondant every couple of rolls to ensure that it isn’t sticking to the surface.

Step 2: Cut  the petals

Once your fondant is rolled and you have ensured that it isn’t stuck to the surface, you can cut the shapes.

To start, cut one teardrop out of the fondant. This will act as the center. Then, cut two more teardrops, slightly larger. These will start forming the first petals in your rose. Continue cutting out two teardrops at a time, each set being slightly larger than the previous.

Step 3: Start your rose

To start shaping your rose, take the first teardrop and place the toothpick vertically on top of it. Make sure the pointy end of the teardrop faces downwards. Then, roll the teardrop around the toothpick. Pinch the bottom (pointy end) to secure it and make the base smaller.

Step 4: Add petals to your rose

Once your first petal (the center) is secured, you can start adding more petals. To do this, wrap one of the smallest petals around your center. Then, before pinching the side against the center to close it, place the second smallest petal underneath the edge. Then, simply continue rolling and wrapping the petals.

Don’t squish the petals against each other. This will help keep them open to create a beautiful open rose. You can add as many petals as you’d like. Just make sure they are bigger than the last set you used.

2) What You Will Need – How To Make Roses Out Of Fondant With A Cutter

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Rolling pin
  • Petal cutter
  • Soft foam
  • Ball modeling tool

4 x Fondant Cake Decorating Clay Flower Sugarcraft Ball Model DIY Tool 8 Sizes (Blue)

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Roll out the fondant

Again, start by rolling out some soft fondant. Make sure to roll these out to less than 0.2-inches (0.5 cm). This technique will create more delicate roses, so the thinner petals will help that too.

Step 2: Cut out rose petals

Usually, these petal cutters come in a set of various-sized cutters. Cut out a couple of each size until you have enough to create a large rose. Usually, that is about 20 petals in total (on average).

Step 3: Thin the edges with your modeling tool

Place the petal on a soft foam for modeling. Then, roll the ball tip around the edges to thin them out and give them a little bit of shape. Continue this process with all of the petals before starting to assemble the rose.

You can have a look at this tutorial on making professional rose petals with a ball modeling tool.

Step 4: Assemble your rose

To start, make a 3D teardrop with extra fondant. This will be the center of your rose. Then, fold some shaped petals around the ball. Again, slide the next petal underneath the end of the previous one.

Tips And Tricks

  • If you want to color your fondant, do so before your start rolling and shaping your rose. You can also color the entire rose with colored powder after it has been made.
  • If you want to dry the roses, you can do so at room temperature. It will take a couple of days for them to dry. So, many professional bakers use a setting powder or place the figurines in front of a fan or in a very low oven.
  • After cutting the petals, make sure to cover them with plastic wrap. This will prevent them from drying out while you work with the other components.
  • If you want to store the soft roses, place them on a soft sponge or foam. Alternatively, you can store them on a soft towel in an airtight container.

Conclusion 

We are sure that this tutorial on how to make roses out of fondant was helpful, but if you have any more questions, let us know in the comments below! And, if you want to learn more about fondant decorating, you can look at some other amazing articles on our site.

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How To Make Roses Out Of Fondant - 2 Easy Realistic Methods

When it comes to baking, people are making more homemade decorations. So, we'll be looking at exactly how to make roses out of fondant. We included two amazing methods today that can both create beautiful realistic roses from scratch. One uses store-bought cutters while the other can be made using only a knife. So, read on to learn this amazing handy decorating skill!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How do you make fondant flowers for beginners?, How do you make fondant roses without a cutter?, How do you make realistic fondant roses?, how to make roses out of fondant, What kind of roses are edible?
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Sharp Knife
  • Toothpick

Ingredients
  

  • Fondant,color of your choice
  • Powdered sugar,for dusting

Instructions

  • Roll out the fondant
    Knead a ball of fondant until it becomes soft and pliable. It should also be worked into a smooth ball before being rolled. Once you are happy with the consistency of your fondant, place it on a non-stick surface (or powdered sugar surface) and roll it out.
    You can roll the fondant until it is about 0.2-inches (0.5 cm) in thickness. keep lifting the fondant every couple of rolls to ensure that it isn't sticking to the surface.
    Fondant,color of your choice, Powdered sugar,for dusting
  • Cut  the petals
    Once your fondant is rolled and you have ensured that it isn't stuck to the surface, you can cut the shapes.
    To start, cut one teardrop out of the fondant. This will act as the center. Then, cut two more teardrops, slightly larger. These will start forming the first petals in your rose. Continue cutting out two teardrops at a time, each set being slightly larger than the previous.
  • Start your rose
    To start shaping your rose, take the first teardrop and place the toothpick vertically on top of it. Make sure the pointy end of the teardrop faces downwards. Then, roll the teardrop around the toothpick. Pinch the bottom (pointy end) to secure it and make the base smaller.
  • Add petals to your rose
    Once your first petal (the center) is secured, you can start adding more petals. To do this, wrap one of the smallest petals around your center. Then, before pinching the side against the center to close it, place the second smallest petal underneath the edge. Then, simply continue rolling and wrapping the petals.
    Don't squish the petals against each other. This will help keep them open to create a beautiful open rose. You can add as many petals as you'd like. Just make sure they are bigger than the last set you used.

Notes

If you want to color your fondant, do so before your start rolling and shaping your rose. You can also color the entire rose with colored powder after it has been made.
If you want to dry the roses, you can do so at room temperature. It will take a couple of days for them to dry. So, many professional bakers use a setting powder or place the figurines in front of a fan or in a very low oven.
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FAQs

How do you make realistic fondant roses?

The key is to create the open petal shape using thin fondant petals. This is best achieved using fondant cutters and a ball modeling tool. But, that technique requires some skill and a lot of practice. So instead, you can achieve close results using our first technique. You only need a rolling pin, knife, and toothpick.

How do you make fondant roses without a cutter?

To make fondant roses without a cutter is often the easier method. To start, roll out the fondant into an even flat sheet. Then, cut teardrops out of the layer. After each set, increase the teardrop size slightly. Then, start rolling the petals around a toothpick, placing the next petal underneath the previous end. Continue until you have a beautiful rose.

How do you make fondant flowers for beginners?

The easiest technique to use for beginners is our first one. You don't need any special tools or skills. You can follow our in-depth steps laid out above. You will need to cut out some teardrop petals and roll them over a toothpick. This creates a beautiful open rose. And, the technique is so easy with a lot of room for error.

What kind of roses are edible?

You can actually find real roses that are edible. These will give you a more realistic look and extreme pop of color. They include varieties like Lincoln, Ecstasy, Red 'n Fragrant, and Oklahoma. There are many more, but just make sure to properly research the one of your choice.

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