How to make a fondant vegetable garden

A belated tutorial for you today about making a fondant garden – just in time for Spring!

To start making the garden beds, cut out rectangles of brown fondant mixed with a hardening agent like tylo/tylose powder (or just use sugar/gumpaste).

Cut out strips of brown for the sides. Leave them 5 mins to harden and then attach to the rectangle using some water or edible glue.

Crunch up some chocolate ripple biscuits (or something similar) in a blender and add as the ‘dirt’.

For the cauliflower, mix in some ivory colouring to your white fondant and roll out some balls. Using a modelling tool or toothpick, prick some holes to add texture.

Roll out some green and cut out some small circles (3 per cauliflower)

Using a ball tool, thin out each circle.

Attach to the cauliflower

For the carrots, roll out some balls of orange and using a sugar shaper squeeze out some small strips of green fondant (or you can roll out some small green sausages)

Roll the orange circles into cones

Mark out some lines using a modelling tool or blunt knife

Make a hole at the top of the carrot

Add some water in the hole and then stick the grass into the top

For the tomatoes – roll out some red balls

Make a small hole in the top of each tomato and roll out smaller green balls.

Stick the green ball in the top of the tomato using some water and using a modelling tool, push the green into the tomato.

For the gardening tools, roll out two circles of white and two thin sausages of red for the handles.

Flatten the circles and shape them into the spade and fork (use a knife to cut out the fork)

And finally – attach the handles and using some silver/grey powder, colour the tools.

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8 Responses to How to make a fondant vegetable garden

  1. Paula September 18, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    Love this post. Your teeny veggies and garden tools are too cute for words.

  2. val lindsay September 18, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    suggestion for tomato. To make it more real looking, use a tiny pointy end calyx or similiar cutter, cut out green top and make small knob for stem and attach with cake edible glue.

    • BronnieBakes Admin September 18, 2012 at 8:35 am #

      Great suggestion Val :-)

  3. Vera Farmilo September 18, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Thanks…it couldnt have come at a better time !

  4. Romina June 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Well done and THANKS for sharing! Awesome… and you just made my life easier :) Hugs!

    • BronnieBakes Admin June 20, 2014 at 9:20 am #

      No problem at all :-) – all the best with your cake! xx

      • lorraine September 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

        Any suggestions for a garden shed , black cat and a bench? Loved your tutorial very insightful xx

        • BronnieBakes Admin September 8, 2014 at 11:03 am #

          Hi Lorraine

          You could use this farm cake tutorial for the shed http://bronniebakes.com/tag/farm-cake-tutorial/ and with the bench just cut out rectangles of fondant mixed with tylo and wait until it hardens and then stick it together like a park bench? Does that make sense? As for a cat… gosh, I have no idea! Sorry!

          thanks
          Bron

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