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How to Make Fondant Amanita Mushroom Sweets

Updated on April 13, 2016
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Kylyssa is an artist who works in a wide variety of media that has included fondant since 2008. She enjoys creating and sharing sweet tips.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make funky fondant mushrooms.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make funky fondant mushrooms. | Source

Learn how to make these weird and wacky decorative, mushroom-shaped sweets

The real amanita mushroom is highly toxic and must not be eaten. In nature, red and yellow often means do not eat! Fortunately, in the kitchen, red and yellow sometimes just means someone has gotten silly with a bit of food dye. I'll going to take you step-by-step through the process of making an adorable weird sweet that looks like a deadly amanita mushroom in the following tutorial.

All photos by Kylyssa Shay unless otherwise noted.

What You Need to Make a Fondant Poisonous Amanita Mushroom


* Fondant in red, yellow, and white or off-white

* Cocoa powder

* Waxed paper

* X-acto knife or other craft knife

* Soft, clean paintbrush

You can turn white fondant into off-white fondant by kneading in a tiny bit of cocoa powder.

Pre-Made Fondant

Wilton Pure White Rolled Fondant, 1-Pound 5-Ounce
Wilton Pure White Rolled Fondant, 1-Pound 5-Ounce

Premade fondant works well for this project. You can create different colors to work with by kneading gel food coloring into white fondant if desired.


Making the Fondant Mushroom Stem

Form a bit of the off-white fondant into a stem shape, much thicker on the bottom than the top and set it aside. This will form the mushroom stalk.

Forming the Underside of the Mushroom Cap

Pinch off a small bit of off-white fondant, roll it into a ball, and flatten it as shown.

Score the Underside of the Cap

Flip the flattened ball to the flat side and score the bottom with an Exacto knife as shown.

Highlight the Mushroom Gills with Cocoa Water

Brush cocoa powder water into the score marks. Set the piece aside. This will be the gills under the mushroom’s cap.

Flatten Red Fondant Ball

Roll out a ball of red fondant slightly larger than the ball of off-white fondant for the gills and flatten it down into a round.

Put Red and Off-White Fondant Together

Press the red fondant circle on top of the off-white circle.

Cut Off Excess Red Fondant

Cut off the excess red fondant. Set the mushroom top aside.

Make Tiny Bits of Yellow Fondant

Pull off tiny, tiny bits of yellow fondant, anywhere from a millimeter to three millimeters across and roll them roughly into balls.

Press Red Fondant Mushroom Cap into Yellow bits of Fondant

Dampen the mushroom cap with cocoa water and press it into the little yellow balls of fondant.

Finished Mushroom Cap

Stand Up the Fondant Stem

Stand the stem upright and paint the end of it with cocoa water.

Complete the Fondant Amanita Mushroom - Assemble Fondant Mushroom

Press the mushroom cap onto the stem and set it aside to dry.

Completed Amanita Sweets

Completed mushroom sweets, photo by Kylyssa Shay
Completed mushroom sweets, photo by Kylyssa Shay

Enjoy your amanita mushroom sweets!

© 2012 Kylyssa Shay

What Do You Think of Fondant Amanita Mushrooms as a Sweet Treat?

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      D_L_Harbin 5 years ago

      What a neat lens, these look awesome!

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      OliviaQ 5 years ago

      this a sweet project. great lens

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      neotony 5 years ago

      they looked so real, i thought this lens was a recipe for cooking the real mushrooms. i won't lie, i was a little scared!

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      TristanMarcano 5 years ago

      I'm going to totally try this!

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      Sounds like a fun project.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your creativity seems to have no end, how unique to think of making poisonous amanita mushrooms for Halloween and your instructions and step by step pictures help everyone to succeed in making this sweet treat, what fun!

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      AnnaleeBlysse 5 years ago

      Working with fondant looks like such a fun hobby.

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      This sounds great! They look so real! Great idea! I will try these Fondant amanita mushroom sweets. *blessed*

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Okay I'm pretty sure I will be making some of these in Halloween colors!! What a great idea & wonderful instructive Lens :D

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Great tutorial for fondant mushrooms. *blessed

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      Indigo Janson 5 years ago from UK

      Much better than the real thing! A wonderful tutorial too. I must share this with Amanita the game designers -- it's their logo, but in fondant. How could they not love that? :)

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      karen-stephens 5 years ago

      what is Fondant and how to make it..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      They look so real. Great pictures and instructions. Congrats on making the front page.

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      justramblin 5 years ago

      They are enchanting. Thanks for the tips

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Love these! Awesome!!!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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      thememorybooksh1 5 years ago

      Amazing work. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      They really look like treats kids would love.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These are a really nice food decoration.

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      octopen 5 years ago

      Wow! What an amazing and creative idea,

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      Sarah Switalski 5 years ago from Iowa

      Very cool! I've never worked with fondant before. Your tutorials is very easy to follow though!