With a bad case of the winter blues, I thought I would show you all how to make a fondant ribbon rose to brighten our day :) This is such a cute, easy fondant flower, that doesn't take any special cutters or tools to make it.
Here is what you will need:
to roll out on
*some shortening to grease your mat to keep the fondant from slipping
*a small rolling pin (I love Wilton's9 in. rolling pin
*a pizza cutter
*Fondant colored your choice for flower and leaf (I add somegum paste
to mine to help make it stronger and set up faster)
Start by putting a thin film of shortening on your mat so your fondant won't stick. For your rose, roll out your fondant thin, about 1/16 of an inch. Make sure you roll it out in a long shape.
Then fold your fondant over and trim your edges with the pizza cutter. I trim all 3 three of the unfinished edges.
Pick up one end of your rolled out fondant. Fold in the top corner of your finished/folded edge.
Then just start rolling and pucker/pleat the bottom as you roll the fondant until you get to the end.
For the leaf, roll out your gum paste thin again, about 1/16 in.
Then cut out a shape that resembles a leaf, but with a straight cut at the back.
Then pinch the back of the leaf together (where you did the straight cut)
Pinch the leaf to the side of the rose, and there you have it. Your finished rose! These can placed individually on a cupcake or clustered together on a cake. I hope you have fun making them.
And thanks to my trusty assistant (my 6 year old boy) for helping take pictures. He did a great job.