Some wedding cakes and other special occasion are made with a special icing called fondant. This type of icing is thick and very pliable, making it easy to form the icing in a number of shapes. Some of the most popular shapes to make with fondant icing are roses and leaves. Even adding a few flowers to your cake will make it look professional. You can purchase premade fondant icing from bakeries, speciality baking shops or even local grocery stores.
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Things you need
- Fondant icing
- Food colouring
- Rolling pin
Cut your fondant in half. Add a few drops of red food colouring to one half, and add a few drops of green food colouring to the other half. Knead each half to evenly distribute the food colouring. A few drops of red food colouring will turn the fondant light pink. For deeper pink or red, add several drops of red food colouring to the fondant.
Roll each half of fondant with your rolling pin. Ideally, you want each half to be rolled out to 1/8-inch thickness.
Cut the pink or red fondant into rectangular strips. The strips should be cut to have a width of 3 inches.
Roll each pink/red strip of fondant up lengthwise. This will form one rose for each strip. Cut the excess fondant--it will funnel down under the rose petals--off with a knife. Set aside.
Cut the rolled green fondant into four even squares.
Pull the opposite corners of one green square together. Pinch the corners together, then cut the square in half at the pinched mark. This will make two leaves.
Repeat Step 6 with the remaining three squares.
Place the fondant roses and leaves on your cake, or place them in the refrigerator to be used the following day.
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