Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Fondant Flowers

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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