Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tutorial: Fondant Button Flower

My second cake decorating class was all about flowers. Most of the flowers I learned how to make take a lot of practice to make them look good. One of my favorite flowers to make was the button flower and it's also quite easy to learn.

To make this flower you will need the Wilton fondant flower press, you can find it on eBay for around a dollar.

You will also need a fondant roller, flower forming cups, brush, dusting pouch, and gum glue. If you would like to make the flowers two tone you will need two fondant colors.

Step 1: Lightly dust your flower press with powdered sugar.

Step 2: Roll out your fondant using the purple rolling pin guides. You should apply a small amount of vegetable shortening to your rolling pin and the surface so the fondant doesn't stick. I applied a small amount of gum paste to my fondant before I rolled it out.

Step 3: Use the back of the press to cut out the fondant into a square. Place the fondant on top of the flower cut outs and press the top down.

Step 4: Using a toothpick remove each of the flower pieces. You will place the large flower and button center into the large forming cup and the small flower in the small forming cup. Brush off any excess powdered sugar with brush. You will repeat the same steps with the second color.

Step 5: Place some gum glue in the center of the large flower and place the smaller flower on top. Place more gum glue in the center of the small flower and place the button in the middle. You will leave the completed flowers in the large forming cup until the flower dries. I usually let the flowers dry for a day before I remove them from the forming cup.

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