How to Make a Fondant Rose Cupcake Topper

Learn how to make a rose cupcake topper out of fondant in this Howcast food video with expert Liz Sutton.

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Sutton. I’m one of the head decorators here at ‘Amanda Oakleaf Cakes’. I really enjoy our working here and being a cake decorator and more specifically cupcake decorator. You can come visit us at our bakery. It’s at 1 Pauline Street in Winthrop, Massachusetts and you can also visit our website at oakleafcakes.com. Today I’m going to be talking to you about cupcake decorating. How to make Rose Cupcake Toppers: Using Fondant I’m gonna show you how to make some simple roses that you can tip your cupcakes with. So the first thing that you’re gonna want to start with is a small piece of fondant whatever color that you want. A fondant is just made out of marshmallow, confectioners sugar and gum tragacanth, but you can certainly but it at most craft stores. So you gonna want to knead a small piece of fondant. If your fondant is dry, you can use some shortening to put some moisture back into it. So you’re wanna take some corn starch and lay it out to roll into fondant into so that it doesn’t stick to the table. Put it right in the middle. You can use any kind of roller, this one is just convenient coz its small. You’re gonna wannna roll out a strip till its pretty thin. Make sure you’re picking it up and moving it so that you are sure it doesn’t stick. Like I said you’re gonna wanna get it pretty thin in order to achieve the look of a rose that you’re looking for. So, once you got your fondant rolled out pretty thin, you’re gonna want to take out any kind of roller or cutter, clean up the edges so that you have a nice even strip of fondant. Just by using a dry sponge make sure there’s no corn starch left on the bottom. So, once you have your strip laid out, you want to turn it over and then fold it in half. Ok! Now that you have it folded in half, you wanna start at one end. Start rolling it in on itself, pinching at the bottom so that the petals come over it. You want to keep pinching at the bottom. Once you feel like you have a large enough rose, you can either just tear off and tuck in the ends. Just pinch in the spots that you see that you don’t like and see if you have a large unwanted fondant at the bottom, you can just rip it off and tuck it in and when you’re done, you can just place it on your cupcake like so and as you can see you have a really pretty rose. It’s kind of fabricy-looking. Its kind of its own style. Very pretty!