PreciousPeggy’s Fondant Circles Cake Tutorial

preciouspeggy circles cake tutorial

Learn how to make PreciousPeggy’s Fondant Circles cake in this easy to follow tutorial.

These easy fondant circles are great for wedding cakes and birthday cakes. You can create fun, colorful, whimsical baby shower cakes, or sophisticated and elegant wedding cakes with this versatile cake decorating technique.


Prepared cake covered in fondant
Additional fondant
Wilton Measuring Tool
Triangle cutter
Circle cutter
Royal icing


Measure the height of your first tier. This one is approximately 10.5 cm.


Divide tier height by 3, and score cake using Wilton measuring tool.


Place a triangle cutter that’s 1/3 the height of your tier, 3.5 cm for this cake, in circle cutter with approximately same diameter.


Cut out circles, using triangle cutter to score marks at the same time.


10 Fold up edges.
12 For triangles that go along the bottom edge, cut away 1 of the curved edges.

13 Apply triangle with 2 sides to bottom of tier using a small dab of royal icing. Be sure to line the triangle up with the scored lines.
14 Apply next triangle with 3 sides upside down and against the side of the previous triangle.


Repeat until first row of triangles is complete.

17 Begin the next row with an upside down triangle that’s perpendicular to the previous row and lined up with the narrow point of a lower triangle.
18 Apply next triangle against the side of the previous triangle.


Continue until all rows are filled in.


Optional: Add sugar flowers to complete the look.

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48 Responses to “PreciousPeggy’s Fondant Circles Cake Tutorial”

  1. I have definitely been off CakeCentral for too long. This is new to me, but what an amazing cake. Thanks so much for sharing and now I finally have a use for the Wilton measuring tool that I just had to have!!

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time share your knowledge and make this tutorial. Your design is beautiful and I definitely must try it. I’m hoping to give it a go for Mother’s Day. Again, thank you!

  3. It makes sense to me about measuring the cutters to be 1/3 the height of the tier to accommodate the three rows around, but how do you determine how many to make for each row, taking into account the circumference of each tier to make sure that one doesn’t wind up with a space that is less than ‘one triangle’s width’? Is there an easy way to calculate this or have I lost my moxie for mathematics?

    I especially love the picture of the cake done in white – beautiful!!

    Just a thought, though – I think it would look equally nice if the bottom flap of the bottom row was left on… may try it both ways just to see…

    Thank you for the tutorial on this technique – just love it!

  4. wowzer! I cannot wait to make something like that – thank you so much for sharing and for the really clear instructions. Love the measuring tool – will be looking out for it in the SA cake shops :-)

  5. with the first pink it took a long time to fold everything right. And if you want to do a big cake it has to be quick and easy. If you fold it how big you want , you can also juse a cutter of the same great. I have the triangle chosen because it was easier for me to fold everything equal. It can also free hand.
    If you have a gab with the last 3, you can always have appropriate folding. You fold it than what smaller. Care very much for that the last with the point facing down.You can also the points with a pallet knife a little slide sideways so that it fits.

    I hope I explained it properly have….. (and Engisch also ) ;-)

  6. Way to go Miss Peggy! And your English is impeccable, unlike my poor attempt at the family Norwegian. Dette er en smarte kake! Takk for den virkelig pene Tutorial. lol
    The grandkids are going to have a ball with this one. They are 3 & 6 years old. Ethan rolled, & covered, his first cake in fondant at age 4, & stacked it to look like a staircase, all by himself!

  7. If you were going to use a base of buttercream, would the buttercream be enough to hold the fondant in place? I am a novice, but my son is wanting us to do his wedding cake in January… at least I have a few months to practice!

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