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.