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How to Make Fondant Roses

While there are many aspects of the wedding we love, we have to say one of our favorites is a pretty wedding cake. The more pizazz the better. Thanks to Melissa of Buttercream Couture who shows us how to create a little pizzazz of your own by making your own fondant roses.

With a little time and patience, you can make these incredibly eye-catching tiny treats. Ideal for cupcake toppers or a wedding cake. It is actually quite easy to do, you will only need a few things to get the process rolling.

Here are the Supplies You Will Need

1. Pre made fondant (skip the urge to make the more cost effective marshmallow fondant, unless you are really an achiever, as this can cause mental trauma)
2.  Non-stick silicone mat or powdered sugar
3. Pizza cutter
4. Rolling pin
5. Small Pastry Brush
6. Gin or Vodka – Alcohol is preferred for fondant as it evaporates more quickly then water. It provides the moisture you need to “glue” the fondant together without making everything wet. But remember, fondant is sugar. And sugar + water = big sloppy mess so if you do use water, be very stingy with it.

Read on to learn step by step instructions on How to Make Fondant Roses from Buttercream Couture. Diy instructions photographed by Frances Eden Creative and main cake photos captured by Ophelia Photography.

Step 1:Knead your fondant to soften, then roll out onto a sugar covered surface or onto a silicone mat. You want to roll it as thin as possible, while still being able to handle it without it tearing, so anywhere between a 1/4” – 1/8” if your a measure, otherwise, eyeball it and worse case you have chubby roses. Cut off the wobbly edges so you have a nice rectangle/square/uniform-shape-of-some-type, and cut into 1” strips. Cover these with plastic wrap so they stay soft, removing one at a time to work with.

Step 2: Brush a thin line of alcohol along the bottom-inside of the strip, and begin tightly rolling from one end, loosening as you go. Pinch and gather at times during the roll to create creases and give the rose a non-uniform look. Gently roll the bottom the the rose back and forth between your fingers to get rid of the excess fondant you will have there.  Let the flowers air dry for a bit and use them as cupcake toppers or attach them to a cake (with more booze) while still soft and flexible

Notes on fondant for first timers:

• Its just like play dough! And just as edible!
• You can throw your fondant in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften it more easily. Still knead it afterwards, but this gets it moving much more quickly!
• The fondant will begin to dry and stiffen immediately if left uncovered and give your roses crackly edges, this is why it is important to keep it covered and only remove one strip at a time to work with.
• You can save the excess fondant you pinch off! Just cover it every time you pinch it off until you have enough to roll out and make more strips. Give it a good kneading before you do!


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    Love the way the rose’s look on the cake! Where can i find the lace mole? Also make’s the cake !
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    I would love to know where the lace mold was from. Have been looking for something like that for some time now.

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    First of all, its a fabulous cake! Secondly, can’t the roses be made ahead of time & stored in an airtight container once fully dry? Maybe a couple of weeks in advance?

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    but you can’t show a cake with lovely lace fondant and not say where to get the mold for that too!!!

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    Hi, can you tell me what products you used to make the lace?

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    Beautiful cake and great tutorial. Would you mind sharing where you got the lace collar mould from?


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    The lace mold is from first impressions. Buttercream Couture posted where it was from on a photo of the cake on the facebook page. It is the large lace mold #2 Hope that helps!

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