How To Make Fondant Roses?

Decorating By kutabby Updated 8 May 2008 , 6:24pm by kutabby

kutabby Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:58pm
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I'm making a cake for a family bridal shower this weekend. I had planned to do roses made of icing around the base of the 2 tiers, but now I'm chickening out b/c it's been a while and I'm not sure they'd turn out right icon_smile.gif Now I think I'll try and do ones made of fondant. I ran across a picture w/ them and they looked pretty easy, but I wondered if anyone could give me actual instructions on how to do them. Oh, and I might need to mention I've never worked w/ fondant!!! I've already bought it in the color I need and the little rolling pin that helps you w/ the thickness. Beyond that I'm lost.
Tabby

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aswartzw Posted 8 May 2008 , 2:14pm
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I found this and this is how Wilton instructs you to make them. I did this method in class and although I found the process easy it was extremely time-consuming. I think I spent roughly 5 hours (at least!) to make 30 roses. This was my first time making them so hopefully the next time it goes quicker!

http://cakestylist.wordpress.com/2007/03/11/how-to-make-fondant-roses/

Also, you will need to add gum-tex to it to help you when you roll the edges to keep it from tearing.

judylynnturner Posted 8 May 2008 , 2:23pm
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Try doing a search for Duff's fondant roses.

I have never worked with fondant--I am too scared...

But I have see the tutorial/instructions on here and they seem relatively easy and he has pictures...

Good Luck!

stsapph Posted 8 May 2008 , 2:25pm
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Duff's roses are great and easy to make. There is a tutorial on CC somewhere, you just need to search for it. Out of curiosity, what brand of fondant did you buy?

cupcakemkr Posted 8 May 2008 , 2:25pm
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there is a tutorial on the home page, scroll down. It is also in the articles section of this website. You'll need a couple more tools for this method. If you don't want to make the investment, I agree w PP try the duff rose. just do a search for the "duff rose". Good luck.

http://cakecentral.com/article174-VIDEO-How-to-make-a-rose-with-a-5-
petal-cutter.html

kutabby Posted 8 May 2008 , 6:24pm
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Thanks for all your replies!!
I'm not sure what brand of fondant I bought. It's a small shop and I told the owner what I had planned and she sold me half of her small container, so I don't have a label or anything. I do know that it's not Wilton.
After doing some more research, I've found out that the picture I saw was of ribbon roses. But, now that I've discovered Duff roses, I think I'll try those!
I'd like to eventually do the fancier roses, but didn't want to invest in all the extra equipment just yet icon_smile.gif
Thanks again! Wish me luck this afternoon!
Tabby

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