3 ways to make fondant flowers at home

3 ways to make fondant flowers at home

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Hanna Reder

Hanna Reder

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

"Fondant dries up very quickly when it makes contact with air, so be sure to keep your dough covered in plastic wrap."
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40 min
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pink food coloring
water (for sprinkling)


plastic wrap, rolling pin, pastry cutter, 4 rose cutter, ball tool, pastry brush, plate, toothpick

  • Prepare Fondant Dough

    • fondant
    • pink food coloring
    • starch
    • plastic wrap

    Prepare the fondant in 3 shades, then wrap them individually in plastic wrap to keep them from drying up. Dust the work surface with starch.

  • Basic Fondant Rose

    • water
    • starch
    • rolling pin
    • pastry cutter
    • rose cutter
    • ball tool
    • pastry brush
    • plate

    To make fondant roses, cut a small portion of fondant and use a rolling pin to roll it into a thin layer, then use an easy rose cutter to cut out two pieces. Dip the ball tool in starch and press it lightly on the petal part to thin out the edges. Repeat this process until all petals are thinned out. Use a small wet brush to draw a line across the center of one fondant piece. Fold it in half along the line, then brush some more water across folded fondant along the same line. Roll the fondant from right to left to form the shape of a rosebud. To keep the petals split, fix with some starch so they won’t move. Fold the other piece of fondant the same way, brush some water along the bottom line again and wrap it around the rosebud. Apply a little pressure while wrapping to make the two pieces stick together. Stand the finished rose up on a plate.

  • Fondant Carnation

    • fondant
    • starch
    • water
    • toothpick

    To make fondant carnations, roll out fondant and use a rose cutter to cut out the shapes. Dip a toothpick in starch, then use it to press and thin out the petal edges, and make them a bit ruffled up. Repeat the process until all edges are done. Brush a line of water through the middle of one fondant piece, fold it in half, then roll it into the shape of a flower bud. Repeat the process with another piece, and wrap it around the bud. Press to stick the two parts together. Keep the petals split with some starch, tear off a few petals if needed.

  • Fondant English Rose

    • fondant
    • starch
    • water
    • 3 rose cutter

    To make fondant English rose, roll out a slightly darker dough. Use a small rose cutter to cut out 4 pieces. Next, roll out a lighter dough. Cut out three pieces with a medium-size rose cutter and cut them in half lengthwise. Use a ball tool to press out all petal edges. Brush the small pieces with some water and stick them together. Brush water on 4 halves of the medium-size pieces, stick them together. Cut out layered fondant pieces. Pair one small petal with one medium petal to form a unit, then stick all 4 parts together to form a bud, brush the remaining halves with water and wrap then around it. Roll out another dough of lighter shade, cut out 2 pieces with a large rose cutter. thin out the edges with a ball tool, and cut in half lengthwise, brush with some water. Layer two halves together, then wrap one after another on the outer layer. Cut off the bottom if needed.

  • Step 5/5

    Use your fondant flowers to decorate cakes. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    3 ways to make fondant flowers at home

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