Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fondant Roses

So yea, it's been a while. I haven't posted in a week because I've been SO busy. I just started my LAST semester of college... Watch out world! Courtney will (hopefully) be an RN come December :)

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So I took the Wilton Cake Decorating class at Micheal's a few years ago. Loads of fun! Well I learned the "Wilton" way of making fondant roses. Yea, well that takes a while because you have to roll out the fondant, cut out the shapes, roll the ends, etc...

You can find the Wilton way HERE.

This is what their rose looks like:


Now really? What rose looks this perfect? Ok so maybe I'm say that because I'm too lazy to take the time to make these.

So I'm presenting to you the somewhat lazy way of making fondant roses :)

Now, I'm using leftover fondant from when I made my dad's birthday cake which has been sitting in my fridge uneaten. It's not good anymore so it's great to just play with. But it was really sticky and I didn't feel like making a big mess with powdered sugar so it's a little rough looking because the fondant kept sticking to my hands and the surfaces.

First, grab some fondant and make a teardrop and put it on a toothpick.


Next, make a circle, flatten it into an oval, with the top end being more flat than the rest. This will be your petal end. Wrap it around the teardrop.


Keep making petals and wrapping until you get the desired fullness of the rose you want.


Now you have the easy, only takes a few seconds (especially if your fondant isn't super sticky), fondant roses! And they're rough so they look more "authentic" :)



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