How to make fondant flowers

I’m making my first wedding cake for a family wedding this friday – all very exciting! And I thought I’d show you a tutorial for making a simple fondant flower.

For these flowers, I used two different sized petal cutters

After mixing tylo/tylose powder with my white fondant, I cut out 8 larger petals and 4 smaller ones.

Using my bone tool, I frilled out the edges of each flower

I often get asked how I find the time to bake and decorate cakes with 3 little kids and my answer is generally the same. 1: I am incredibly lax with my house cleaning, and 2: I love trashy tv and generally make things whilst watching it. For example, the night I was making these flowers, I was also watching Bachelor Pad…

To explain how to assemble the flower, it’s easiest to explain the position of the petals by referring to the time on a clock 🙂

Start by gluing 2 petals onto each other at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock (using edible glue or water)

Glue the next two petals at 3 0’clock and 9 o’clock

Using some polystyrene or other packaging materials, place it under each petal.

Glue the last 4 larger petals at the following points:

halfway between 1 and 2 o’clock

halfway between 7 and 8 o’clock

halfway between 4 and 5 o’clock

halfway between 10 and 11 o’clock

Place some polystyrene under each petal and then glue the 4 smaller petals at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock.

Let your flower dry at least 24 hours, but probably more like 48 hours.

(I’ve used my circle cutter tin to hold the polystyrene in place)

For the centre of the flowers, I’ve rolled out some tiffany blue coloured fondant and stuck on some tiny silver balls. You could obviously use any colour for the centre, but the wedding cake is going to be in tiffany blue.

You could also pipe on some dots using coloured royal icing.

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7 Responses to How to make fondant flowers

  1. Starr February 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    hi there,
    where did you get your set of circle cutters? Mine were handed down to me from my grandma and they are getting rusty. I can’t find anywhere that has the full set, going down to a very small dot for polka-dot cakes!
    Any help would be appreciated. thank you,

  2. Candace March 2, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    Oh, I love these! I have about a billion edible pearls leftover from a wedding cake I did that would be perfect for them. Great job! (I think we are cake soul mates, I watch TV on my iPad while decorating! lol)

    • BronnieBakes Admin March 3, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      haha – yes I get through a lot of tv on my computer!!!! Love the look of your site 🙂 Will have to check out the recipes


  3. Katie July 17, 2015 at 7:16 am #

    I love these! Have you tried using marshmallow fondant to make the flowers? Are the results the same?

    • BronnieBakes Admin July 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

      Hi Katie 🙂

      I have never actually made marshmallow fondant, so sorry but I am not sure!!



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