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 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.
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!
Also, you will need to add gum-tex to it to help you when you roll the edges to keep it from tearing.
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...
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?
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.
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
Thanks again! Wish me luck this afternoon!