Fondant Leaves... Not So Pretty

Decorating By Odyssey Updated 24 Jan 2010 , 3:24am by Odyssey

Odyssey Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:44am
post #1 of 3

I'm doing some fondant work for my final cake in Wilton course 3 and I am not liking the fondant leaves at all. Everything else seems so beautiful and the leaves are drab. I am not certain I'm doing them right. I'm following the directions, but I'm not happy with the finished product. The leaves in the book look so thin and delicate compared to mine. I can't really roll them any thinner without going see-through. Should I use the veining tool to pull them out farther, or should I try adding some gumtex?

I didn't know if anyone had and pictures or tips on making more natural looking, pretty leaves.

Any tips are greatly appreciated.

2 replies
dsilvest Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:53am
post #2 of 3

Gumtex will definately help you get the leaves thinner. Dry them over crumpled foil for a more natural look.

Odyssey Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 3:24am
post #3 of 3

Thank you so much!!!!
I never would have thought of the foil. Just that one trick made them look so much better. I will be telling this to the rest of my cake class on Tuesday. This may be the best trick I've learned since viva paper towel smoothing! ^-^

Quote by @%username% on %date%