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.
Using the heel of your hand, roll part of the ball until it makes a cone shape and place it on a toothpick.
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.
Using your flower cutter (as shown), cut out as many flowers as will fit.
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.
Using a knife, cut 1/2″ slits between “petals”.
Using a ball molding tool, press out the edges of the petals until thin.
Using a paint brush, paint a bit of water into the middle of the flower.
Take the base and press the tooth pick into the middle of the flower.
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.
Paint one “arm” and opposite leg with water and wrap them around the base.
Paint the remaining two petals and wrap around.You should get a rosebud looking thing like this:
Adding the Second Layer of Petals
Take another flower cut out and cut it and roll it out like before.
Paint a bit of water on the centre and press the toothpick through the middle like before:
Take two “arms,” paint bottom and edges with water and wrap them around the rosebud where the last layer of petals overlapped.
Paint and wrap the remaining three petals, arranging so petals are somewhat evenly spaced.
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.
Paint petals with water, turn over rose and let petals flomp.
Press petals into to place and voila, a fondant rose!
Now you can make fondant roses yourself! I hope this was helpful!