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Fondant Accent Flowers {Simply Sweet Saturdays}

Do you ever feel like your feet are stuck in mud? Like the world is moving all around you but you are stuck. That’s what I’ve been feeling like this week. It’s like someone zapped all the energy out of me. I’ll spare you all the boring details but I found out I was sick and with the help of antibiotics I’m on the mend.

I needed an idea for Simply Sweet Saturdays that I could put together quick. I’ll be working on a project that uses fondant flowers as accents so I decided it would be a great post for today.

To make these fondant flowers you will need fondant, tylose powder, flower plunger cutters in your choice of size, fondant shaping foam, piping gel, a small paintbrush, a paint palette, a small fondant roller and a stocking with either corn starch or powdered sugar in it. Not pictured are sugar beads because they are optional as the flower centers.
Begin by kneading a small amount of tylose powder into your fondant. I don’t really measure it but just so you know if you add 1-2 teaspoons of tylose to 1 lb of fondant you will make gumpaste. I just add a little sprinkle to my fondant and knead it in. This helps the fondant hold it’s shape better and dry faster. If you happen to add too much tylose powder and your fondant is too dry then just knead a little shortening into it to soften it.
Once you have gotten the fondant to the consistency you like it’s ready to be rolled out. I like to use a silicone mat to roll it out on. I take my stocking that is filled with either corn starch or powdered sugar and tap it on the silicone mat. Then I roll out my fondant and cut out my flowers.
If all goes well the flower will come up in the plunger as pictured. If this doesn’t happen no worries you can just use a small spatula to lift it up.
Push the plunger into the foam and the flower will be left with an indention. If you had to transfer the flower to the foam without the plunger then simply push the plunger so you see the tip and use it to push down the flower’s center. I like to put my flowers on an artist’s palette by you can use an egg crate or anything with a curved shape.
The final step is to add piping gel to the center with a paintbrush and then add a sugar bead as the center. You don’t have to put centers in. It’s a matter of personal preference. For demonstration I did one flower but when I make these I cut out tons of flowers at once and then go back and add the bead centers later. Once you’re done let the flowers dry out.
I find the plunger cutters do not give a sharp cut and sometimes my flowers will have jagged edges but this does not bother me. Since I want to get them done quickly I’m not concerned about perfection. These flowers are great to make ahead of time. Once they dry out you can store them in an airtight container. I don’t recommend making tons of cookies with accents like these because they are time consuming to make. Instead you might want to make one centerpiece cookie with floral accents. If everything goes as planned you will see a project with these soon.
I love using these flowers on cakes. Here’s an example.
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Comments

  1. Great post! I have never worked with fondant before…but I just got some…and some molds and plungers….maybe it is time for me to finally give it a try! I can not wait to see what you do with them!

  2. I love the picture! Your flowers look pretty enough to keep out in a bowl as decoration!

  3. I love the way you explain what everything is used for. I had no idea what tylose powder was for. Now I need to go out and buy me some plungers. That looks like a lot more fun than the way I have been doing it :)

  4. These are so cute! I need to start practicing with fondant soon!

  5. I love little fondant flowers they make the perfect accent! :-)

  6. I love… love the cake is beautifull in green,usually you saw this rossette cake in red, pink or white but in green look just stunning! and the flowers and butterflies are a very nice accent!beautifull work!

  7. great tutorial and beautiful flowers. They look great on the rose cake.

  8. Mary Jane says:

    Can you tell me what size sugar beads you used on the flowers? I will be making some (first time using fondant, ever, and first time using anything that you’ve listed, really)!

    • I’m so glad you are going to make these Mary Jane. I used the Wilton brand beads that I picked up at Michaels. The bottle doesn’t list a size but they are small. They are their pearlized sugar pearls and came in a 5 oz container. Hope this helps :)
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