Also: Make flowers and leaves, hanging flower and branch. Tint and prepare fondant as follows: 20 oz. green (add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex), 2 oz. pink (add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex), 1/2 oz. yellow; 1/2 oz. white (add 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex). Roll out to 1/8 in. thick as needed; cut using cutters from Flower Making set. Using pink, cut 10 pansies and 13 apple blossoms; place on thick foam and cup using ball tool from Tool Set. Use damp brush to attach small yellow fondant ball centers. Using white, cut 10 forget-me-nots; place on thick foam and cup using ball tool. Use damp brush to attach small green ball centers. Let flowers dry on cornstarch-dusted surface. Using green fondant and rose leaf cutters, cut 55 small leaves and 50 large leaves (reserve excess green fondant); imprint veins on thin foam using veining tool from set. Let dry on small Flower Formers dusted with cornstarch. Make leaf roof from reserved green fondant. Roll out to 1/8 in. thick. Use patterns to cut 1 large and 3 small leaves. Imprint veins on
thin foam using veining tool from set. Shape a 1 1/2 in. ball of green fondant into a flat-bottomed cone, 2 in. high; position on outside top curve of Ball pan. Arrange leaves around cone, using cotton balls to support curves; attach leaves to cone using damp brush. Roll 3 very thin logs of fondant. Wrap loosely around stems. Let dry. Finish leaves and flowers. Grate green, yellow and pink artist's chalk into dust using tea strainer. Brush all leaves with various strokes of green and yellow, then brush white Pearl Dust over all. Brush pink onto edges of white forget-me-nots. Make hanging flower and branch for tree. For hanging flower, tint 1 in. ball of fondant violet. Indent center; pinch top edge to thin and shape round bottom of flower. Roll out green fondant 1/16 in. thick. Cut calyx using cutter from Flower Making Set; thin edges by rolling with modeling stick from set. Attach to flower with damp brush. Make small hole in center of flower; insert tiny fondant logs for stamens. Make a small hook on one
end of wire; dip in water and push 1/2 in. into bottom of flower Let dry. For branch, tint 1/2 oz. fondant dark brown, 1/2 oz. medium brown. Add 1/8 teaspoon Gum-Tex; marbleize using the 2 shades of brown. Roll and curve into a 5 in. long log, tapering from 3/8 at outer tip to 5/8 in. where branch will attach to tree trunk. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.