- Your rolling pin
- Star cutters
- Modelling fondant
- Yellow and red (or orange) food colour (gels or pastes, I used both) or
- Yellow and red (or orange) modelling fondant
- Edible glue
- Icing sugar to stop fondant sticking to your board
- A cake tester skewer or cocktail stick
- A dome shaped "cup" eg egg cup. I used a cake pop tray
My picture didn't show it very well, so I've added this image to help.
Next, put a dab of glue, or water, in the centre of the star that will be on the bottom. Then place the second star on top in such a way that you now have ten "petals".
Roll a small amount of the orange fondant into a ball then pinch one end, so it looks like a cone.
Press your star tool into the thicker end and roll it between your fingers to widen the hole you've made.
This will also give you a pattern inside like the trumpet of a daffodil.
Sorry about the red food colour still on my fingers ;-)
If you're finding the cones hard to make, see the update at the end of this post.
Then take your small ball tool, press gently into the middle of the trumpet.
If you can, try to pick the flower up using the ball tool and place it into your egg cup shaped holder, if not, just slide it in carefully
The holder will allow the flower to dry with the leaves curled up, like the real thing.
I made a few, only one very small, it was too fiddley so that's all I did that size
Allow to dry and stick to your cake / top off your cupcake
- You need small flower plunger cutters
- Cut them out
- Shape using a ball tool by curling the pettals upward
- Attach to your star shaped leaves in the same way as above.
Update: November 2017
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Whilst I appreciate and am flattered when readers share my work, all I ask if that you share the link. This way, I am credited accordingly without any bad feelings.