Two Tone Petal Tutorial

I came up with these two-toned petals after seeing rather pretty layered fantasy flowers on cakes, but had only ever seen them done in a single tone.  So I thought it would be great if I could come up with something that used TWO or more colours so the petals would have some contrast and pop.  I’m sure using two-toned petals is not TOTALLY original but I’ve never seen it done this way before.  It’s not exactly like quilling either (which a lot have mentioned it looks like) but it is similar I guess!

I’ve shown it done two ways just because I found the first method (which is the first way Ièd ever done it) tends to produce cutoffs because I trim the petals after, as they end up a bit too tall which I feel does not show off the two-toned effect as nicely.  Trimming it can seem wasteful but CAN be useful to produce other shades of the colour for your cake if desired.  You can leave the petals and not trim them as I do but this will result in “taller” petals which may not always look so clean on a cake.  The 2nd method is a bit more time-consuming but can produce cleaner looking, better shaped petals with less wastage.  There are sure to be other, even more efficient ways to do this but this is how I do them. ENJOY!

Note:  If you don’t have oval cutters, these can work just as well with circle cutters but the result will be stubbier petals that are not as elongated looking.

 

 

1. Two sizes of oval cutters (using smooth not scalloped side)

1. Two sizes of oval cutters (using smooth not scalloped side)

 

 

2. You will also need a rolling pin to roll out your first colour (obviously lol).  But I forgot to take a pic of me rolling out the first colour before taking this pic where it shows you need to cut out the ovals using the smaller of the two cutters.

2. You will also need a rolling pin to roll out your first colour (obviously lol). But I forgot to take a pic of me rolling out the first colour before taking this pic where it shows you need to cut out the ovals using the smaller of the two cutters.

 

 

3. Roll out your 2nd colour.  You can use a different shade of the same colour, or another colour altogether to create contrast.

3. Roll out your 2nd colour. You can use a different shade of the same colour, or another colour altogether to create contrast.

 

 

4. Cut out some ovals using the larger of the two oval cutters.

4. Cut out some ovals using the larger of the two oval cutters.

 

 

5. Showing the two shades side by side.

5. Showing the two shades side by side.

 

 

6. Using edible glue (or I just use water), apply to the fondant as shown.

6. Using edible glue (or I just use water), apply to the fondant as shown.

 

 

7. Then place the smaller oval on top of the larger oval and apply edible glue as shown.

7. Then place the smaller oval on top of the larger oval and apply edible glue as shown.

 

 

8. Fold over the two layers of fondant so the outermost edges touch.

8. Fold over the two layers of fondant so the outermost edges touch.

 

 

9. Press down to create a seal on the outer edges.

9. Press down to create a seal on the outer edges.

 

 

10. Cut along the middle to create two petals.

10. Cut along the middle to create two petals.

 

11. Cutting...

11. Cutting…

 

12. All cut!

12. All cut!

 

13. Pinch the pointed ends to ensure they are sealed.

13. Pinch the pointed ends to ensure they are sealed.

 

14. For me, this is too tall so I trim it a bit more.

14. For me, this is too tall so I trim it a bit more.

 

15. Trimming...

15. Trimming…

 

16. Trimming creates cutoffs of the two shades which can be mixed together to create a third shade that can be used on the cake.  Does not work if you are using two different colours though.

16. Trimming creates cutoffs of the two shades which can be mixed together to create a third shade that can be used on the cake. Does not work if you are using two different colours though.

 

17. You can fluff out the petals a bit with your fingers by pressing in the middle.

17. You can fluff out the petals a bit with your fingers by pressing in the middle.

 

18. ALTERNATE METHOD: You trim each oval individually before combining with the other shade.  This is the first shade, smaller oval.

18. ALTERNATE METHOD: You trim each oval individually before combining with the other shade. This is the first shade, smaller oval.

 

19. This is the second shade, larger oval

19. This is the second shade, larger oval

 

20. Take one trimmed side of each oval.

20. Take one trimmed side of each oval.

 

21. Wet the larger piece as shown.  You can always do a straight line down as well but I find this way, the petals flare nicer and are not all stuck together along the entire length.

21. Wet the larger piece as shown. You can always do a straight line down as well but I find this way, the petals flare nicer and are not all stuck together along the entire length.

 

22. Last dab of glue or water...

22. Last dab of glue or water…

 

23. For the smaller piece, I wet along the entire length as it will need to be sealed the entire length to create the petal effect.

23. For the smaller piece, I wet along the entire length as it will need to be sealed the entire length to create the petal effect.

 

24. Applied along the entire length...

24. Applied along the entire length…

 

25. Place the smaller piece on top of the larger piece.

25. Place the smaller piece on top of the larger piece.

 

26. Fold the pieces like so and dab glue or water again at the ends just to ensure enough to hold the petal in shape.

26. Fold the pieces like so and dab glue or water again at the ends just to ensure enough to hold the petal in shape.

 

27. Firmly pinch together the two ends.

27. Firmly pinch together the two ends.

 

28. Now pinch along the bottom only, to seal along the edge.

28. Now pinch along the bottom only, to seal along the edge.

 

29. You can use the middle pieces of your first trimmed ovals as templates on the consecutive ovals you trim, so are able to trim them all about the same width.

29. You can use the middle pieces of your first trimmed ovals as templates on the consecutive ovals you trim, so are able to trim them all about the same width.

 

30. Place on top of your next piece like so and trim around it.

30. Place on top of your next piece like so and trim around it.

 

 

You can use these petals in so many ways, the possibilities are endless.  Here are just a few ways I have already used them and I will add more after I reveal my Christmas cake!

 

 

 

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Lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. So sorry to ask but how did you assemble the petals. Forgive my ignorance. Thanks once again


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