I bet you thought I was going to share Sofia’s dessert table with you today. Sorry to disappoint if you did…. but don’t worry, this post is related to it. Then I promise you in the next post the table will be revealed! Yay!
Sofia’s first birthday party was a garden theme. A garden full of flowers, berries, and butterflies! So of course her birthday cake had to have flowers. One of my favorite fondant flowers to make is the ribbon rose. I love the whimsiness of it! Today I’m going to show you how to make one. It’s quite simple. Grab the following supplies and come join me!
- Fondant (any color of your choice)
- Small rolling pin
- Pizza cutter
- Corn starch
Working on a non-stick surface is best like a silicone mat or even parchment paper. Working directly on your kitchen counter is fine too. Lightly dust your work space with corn starch to help keep the fondant from sticking. Roll out your fondant.
With the pizza cutter, cut out a strip. I cut this strip to 7″ x 1.5″ (I moved the strip down to the inch boxes to help you see that). You can cut your strip bigger or smaller depending on what size you want your flower. As you will see shortly, I made an assortment of sizes. So there are no rules on size here!
Fold your strip in half, and roll it just a bit.
Pick up your strip by the rolled end. Start wrapping the rest of the strip around the rolled end, and at the same time at intervals pinching the back to create pleats. Keep doing that until you have the whole strip wrapped around. Pinch off the excess at the bottom of the flower. Let dry (best for 24 hours).
Make as many as you want. Make them small.. big… pinch more… pinch less… have fun with them! You can make them as far in advance as you would like… they’ll be ready to make your cakes and cupcakes pretty for any party! Well, any girly party that is. :D