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5 Easy Techniques to Create Fondant Flowers
Fondant Flowers Created with Cutters
In the beginning of my cake decorating journey, I discovered fondant cutters and plungers!! This became my go to way to create fondant flowers. I even created a tutorial in this post. After making these flowers hundreds of times, I became bored and decided to find other ways to create beautiful flowers. Here's what I found!
My Favorite Fondant Silicone Flower Mold
Fondant Flowers made with Silicone Molds
Yesterday I went on a major baking haul and purchased a bunch of silicone molds! I am so excited and can't wait to get them in the mail. Silicone molds are awesome, although I often feel like I am cheating when I use them. My issue...I take this hobby seriously!! Molds save so much time and result in highly detailed awesome fondant flowers!! Here's a tip: When purchasing, be sure to read reviews and steer clear from the teeny tiny molds. I have had a hard time working with some of them.
Check out this video!!!
Quilled Fondant Flowers
Quilling is an art that involves the use of strips of paper, or in this case fondant, that are rolled, shaped and glued together to create elaborate designs. This art has been around for hundreds of years and is all the rage today! This art can be used in cake decorating with great ease and fondant is the perfect medium! Patterns can be found in craft stores and online. Prepare fondant by rolling it through a pasta maker and roll strip into whatever pattern you choose. You can even trace a design onto wax paper and align fondant strips. Simply pick up wax paper, and press fondant onto cake. Peel of wax paper to reveal a perfectly aligned design. Easy Peasy!!!
Fondant Ruffle Flowers
Amelia over at Cakefu.com has 7 ways to make fondant ruffle flowers. Ruffle flowers are easy to make and are a perfect for a whimsical cake design. This is the perfect type of sugar flower to try if you do not have a supply of cutters or plungers. It only requires a round cutter. If you do not have a round cutter, try using a glass to make uniform circles. This flower is so dainty and a breeze to make.
Storing Fondant Flowers
Well, as you can see, there are many ways to create beautiful sugar flowers. They can be made ahead of time and be stored in an airtight container indefinitely. Throw a couple of desiccants (silica gel packets) into the container to combat any moisture build up. Be sure to allow flowers to dry completely before storing. Making sugar flowers is a time consuming process, so proper storage can be a life saver. What is your go to cake décor tip?