Combine 1 package of ready-to-use rolled fondant with 1 can of prepared gum paste; tint light yellow and a small amount of rose for peach show. Reserve 1/4 light yellow. Cut 1 of each size in each color using the 3 larger cutter sizes of the Blossom Nesting Cutter Set. Ruffle edges with sharpened dowel rod.
Dust pans with cornstarch. Line mini muffin pans with cotton balls and place small blossoms in pan to dry. Dry large blossoms individually on back of the mini muffin pan.
Roll small balls of white fondant for centers of small blossoms, roll yellow for centers of of large blossoms. Insert yellow stamens and attach to the smallest blossoms of each color with hot glue. Wipe off cornstarch and assemble the blossoms with hot glue, using 3 blossom sizes for each flower and 2 for each small.
Make 5 stems: bend one end of the florist wire to form 1/4 inch hook.
Roll a 3 in. ball of yellow fondant and tint green. Form cone-shaped base. Insert hooked end of wire into each fondant cone and place into craft block to dry. For large flowers, attach 3 groups of triple leaves with florist tape to flower stems. For small flowers, attach single leaves.
Rated 4 out of
It was easy to make according to the instructions on given here on Wilton.com.
Luckily I had blossom cutters similar to the nesting ones recommended here so that made it a lot easier.
As I were using the peonies on the tops of the cake, I didn't use the hot glue to hold the petals. I just used fondant-water mixture to hold the petals together. Using the fondant-water mixture allowed the guests to nibble on the peonies if they chose to.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of
HOT GLUE!!!! HOW WOULD SOMEONE EAT THIS!!!