From animals to colourful ribbons, fondant is not only used to cover cakes, but make the decorations that are placed on top of it. These toppers add both style and meaning to the cake. Fondant is often used to create the smooth, tiered look of engagement or wedding cakes, and creating a small ring-shaped topper to be placed on top both symbolises the union of two people as well as adds a final touch to an already pristine cake.
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Things you need
- Fondant icing, in chosen colour
- Cardboard toilet paper roll
- Toothpicks (optional)
Grease your hands and work surface with a thin layer of shortening, which will prevent the fondant from sticking to you or the surface.
Place the fondant on the work surface. Roll out a 4-inch long log from the fondant, in the thickness you desire, using the palms of your hands,
Cover the toilet paper roll in cling film, taping it in place to ensure it will not shift and smoothing out any wrinkles.
Wrap the fondant around the covered toilet paper roll to create a ring. Break off any excess fondant and pinch the two ends of the log together to make a continuous ring.
Set the toilet paper vertically upright, so the ring is not touching the work surface. Insert toothpicks in to the ring, where the two ends join, if it is to stand upright on the cake.
Decorate the surface of the fondant to create a design, using a toothpick, if you desire. Allow it to dry for four hours before use.
Remove the tape from the cardboard and cling film. Slide out the cardboard tube, leaving the cling film and the ring together. Remove the cling film from the fondant and place the ring on the cake or cupcake as you desire.
Tips and warnings
- Set a small plastic diamond in the ring to add some sparkle to the toper.
- Do not take too long when creating the ring as fondant dries out quickly and can crack.
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