Fondant roses are very simple to make and are so pretty. By placing flowers on your cake, it can dress it up and make it look fancy!
- gumpaste tool set
- fondant or gum paste
- pearl dust
- silicone mat
- circle cutters
- flower foam set
- Veining mat
- gumpaste flower cutter set
NOTE: You can make flowers out of fondant, but I like to make the delicate flowers like roses, orchids, and lilies with gum paste because it dries faster.
Start out by rolling a ball of fondant into a teardrop shape and stick some flower wire into the larger part of the teardrop. Let it dry completely. Once it is dry, you can begin to form your petals. The pattern for the petals is going to begin with 2 petals, 3 petals, and then 5 petals. Roll out some fondant and using a 1 inch cookie cutter, cut your petals. Cover up the petals that you are not working with so they don't dry out. Using the ball gumpaste tool and the flower foam, roll the tool over the edges of the gumpaste to give it some curl. Using the end handle of a brush, roll one side of the edge up. With the edge that is rolled up, place it over the top of the teardrop and overlap the second petal so they form the center of the rose. Move onto the three petals. Using a flower impression set, press the fondant petals onto the veins, giving them more detail. Roll the edges with the ball tool and then roll one edge of the petals with the handle of the brush. Brush some water on the outside of the petal and put it into place on the rose, overlapping the petals slightly. Move onto the 5 petals. Do the same process as the 3 petals, but make sure to bend both edges and then place it on a spoon to dry. Brush water on the outer edges and place them on the flower, overlapping the petals. Once the petals are added, you are going to place it on a holder and place foam or toilet paper in the petals to hold them in place so they can dry. Once the flower has dried completely (1 to 2 days) use flower cutters to cut out the calyx and add it to the bottom of the flower. You can leave the rose as it is or you can use pearl dust to color it. Use a dry brush and brush on the color where you want it on the flower.
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