I recently made some fondant flowers in my Baking Club.
Our Club made roughly a hundred of these fondant flowers and
put them on cupcakes which we made and then sold with the
proceeds going to the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
I made the fondant flowers again for my own cupcakes the
same weekend I received my copy of the current Southern Living in the mail.
On it's cover it features cut-out fondant flowers.
They called their's hydrangeas. Aren't they lovely?
The magazine includes steps on how to make them.
Here are my fondant flowers - ready and sitting pretty.
Air is fondant's worse enemy, so I kept them in a covered
plastic container until ready to apply. Also, if you
plan to refrigerate your cupcakes overnight, especially
if you are using a buttercream frosting, wait to
apply the fondant flowers until the next day.
The flowers themselves are quite easy to make, especially
if you purchase pre-made fondant. Any cake decorating supply store
sells it, including Michael's. I keep white on hand and can color it
myself should I wish to. These tools are made for fondant.
There are more tools in the complete set but the ones pictured
are the ones I am using for my fondant flowers. These tools
can be purchased at cake decorating supply stores,
Michael's, and WalMart.
The fondant is rolled out using a fondant roller,
cut using a flower cutter of your choice,
then a texture is applied by a tool of your choice,
and painted with the edible luster dust. I placed three small
yellow candy sprinkle-balls in the center of my flowers.
These fondant flowers were placed atop my Cherry Cupcakes
with a Cherry-Almond Butter Frosting. You can find these
cupcakes and their recipes here.
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