These large fondant flowers are as simple to put together as the smaller version. You add complexity and interest by layering a second petal on top and adding beautiful silver dragrees. Take your time on each step and you'll be amazed with your results. If you can’t find silver dragees at your store, sugar pearls make an excellent substitute. Also, any large flat flower petal cutter will work for this design but the notched petal of the dogwood flower adds an elegant touch.
Tools and Supplies:
Fondant tinted light pink
Large Flower Petal Cutter (the example uses a dogwood style petal cutter)
Sugar Pearls or Silver Dragees
Thick Fondant Shaping Foam (covered with plastic wrap)
Ball and Veining Tool
Food-safe Paint Brush
Gum Paste Glue
Step 1: With a rolling pin, roll out a small amount of pre-made fondant on a flat surface dusted with confectioner’s sugar.
Step 2: Using a large flat flower cutter, cut flower shapes from rolled fondant.
Step 3: With your fingers, lightly tap the cut edges of your flower shape to smooth any roughness.
Step 4: Place flower shapes onto shaping foam. With your fondant shaping tool (the one with a round ball at the end), press and move the ball along the edges of the flower petals.
Step 5: With a food safe brush, paint the center of the flower with gum paste glue.
Step 6: Place another flower shape on top. Press into place.
Step 7: Roll fondant shaping tool in center of flower to create a small well or depression.
Step 8: Measure out seven sugar pearls or silver dragees and drop them in into the center of the flower.
Step 9: With the round ball end of the fondant shaping tool, press the pearls or dragees gently into place.
Step 10: Place cut flower shapes into a flower former to dry completely.