Last weekend I made some cupcakes for a friend of mine. Her daughter was turning a year old, and the theme was an outdoor garden party. She gave me a few ideas what she wanted for her cupcakes, but a lot of freedom to do whatever I'd like. My favorite!
Anyhow, I decided to make a whimsical flower, and do them in different pastel colors. It was actually very pretty, and easy to make. In fact, it's one of my favorite cupcakes thus far. So I wanted to give you guys a little quick tutorial so you guys can do them too!
1. First you need your fondant. You can buy them in color, or just make your own. I made pink and green for the flower and the leaf.
2. Then get a small roller and flatten your fondant. You need three different shape circles cut outs(they usually sell a three pack of different size circles at Michaels). Then cut out the circles.
3. Then with a round end fondant tool, make indentations in the end to make messy waves
4. If you don't have this tool, you can you use your fingers to manipulate the shape. Do this to all three circles.
5. With a brush, add a little water to the center of the first large circle and stack the middle sized circle over it. Then repeat to add smaller circle.
6. Then let the flower dry for about 5 minutes so it can hold. The water acts as an adhesive, so don't worry about it falling apart. You then can wet the center of the flower, and add pearlized sprinkles to the center to add a little sparkle!
7. You will then make a leaf for the flower. I have a leaf stencil, but you can also create your own cut out with the fondant. Just roll the green fondant flat and cut your left. With the fondant knife you create leaf veins. (you don't have to though) (Also on this picture, pretend that the pearls on the flower! oops.)
8. Then you will wet the end of the leaf with your brush, and attach it to the flower from behind. You will need to let the flower dry for about an hour so i can hold it's shape.
9. Finally, you can add it to your cupcake. You can use whatever cupcakes you'd like; store bought, homemade, or boxed mix. No judgment here! This is just for you to practice your fondant skills!
Here are all my flowers drying up.I love how fun they look!
And here they are on the cupcakes I made. I just made chocolate & yellow cupcakes, with a vanilla buttercream. I think the simple buttercream made the flowers pop!
Now it's your turn to try making them! Hope you do! It's not as intimidating as it looks. I promise!