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Making Fondant Roses

For the last cake for the Wilton 3 course requires 40 fondant flowers. Since I’m making so many, I thought I would show you all how I’ve been making them. Tips on my techniques would be appreciated.

To start, add colour and 1 tsp. of gum tex to 8 oz. of fondant.

Making The Base

Take a small amount and roll it into a ball.

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Using the heel of your hand, roll part of the ball until it makes a cone shape and place it on a toothpick.

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Allow to dry for at least a day.

Making the Rosebud

Take a small amount of fondant and roll it out thinly enough to see the lines beneath it, about a millimetre.

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Using your flower cutter (as shown), cut out as many flowers as will fit.

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Place one flower cut out on a thin piece of foam and the rest underneath the plastic flap of your practise board (or under a piece of plastic wrap.

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Using a knife, cut 1/2″ slits between “petals”.

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Using a ball molding tool, press out the edges of the petals until thin.

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Using a paint brush, paint a bit of water into the middle of the flower.

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Take the base and press the tooth pick into the middle of the flower.

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Picture the flower like a body – a head, two arms and two legs. Paint a bit of water on the head and fold it around the base.

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Paint one “arm” and opposite leg with water and wrap them around the base.

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Paint the remaining two petals and wrap around.You should get a rosebud looking thing like this:

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Adding the Second Layer of Petals

Take another flower cut out and cut it and roll it out like before.

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Paint a bit of water on the centre and press the toothpick through the middle like before:

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Take two “arms,” paint bottom and edges with water and wrap them around the rosebud where the last layer of petals overlapped.

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Paint and wrap the remaining three petals, arranging so petals are somewhat evenly spaced.

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Adding the Third Layer of Petals

Cut and “flatten” out a third flower cut out. Paint the centre with water and press the toothpick through it.

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Paint petals with water, turn over rose and let petals flomp.

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Press petals into to place and voila, a fondant rose!

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Now you can make fondant roses yourself! I hope this was helpful!

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