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Prepare 2-layer cake for rolled fondant by lightly icing with buttercream.
Cover cake with white fondant, smooth; reserve leftover fondant.
Roll out primary color fondant and cut into assorted size squares. Attach squares of fondant to cake with damp brush.
Trim off overlapping areas so fondant lies smoothly.
Cut 1/8 in. wide strips for ribbon; trim to fit and attach to packages.
Roll 1/8 in. diameter balls of fondant, flatten and attach for bows.
Roll 1/16 in. balls, flatten and attach for dots on packages.
Roll out reserved white fondant, cut into 3/4 in. wide strips and attach to bottom border with damp brush in a casual ruffle fashion.
One of the simplest techniques for decorating with fondant is to create cut-outs. Fondant shapes can be applied to lay at on the surface of a treat or dried so that they hold their shape when used as a topper.
Stack fondant cut-outs to create colorful dimensional decorations on buttercream or fondant-covered cakes and treats. Use this technique to create easy abstract, elegant or whimsical designs.