Cherry Almond Cupcake

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dreaming of Spring

I am SO ready for spring. I know there are a few weeks left of winter. But even if there is snow on the ground and very few flowers to be seen, I can at least create a few of my own, can't I?

Flowers on a cake can create wonderful dimension.
  I want to share just how I create some interesting flowers on a cake.

2 Dimensional Fondant Flowers


Take two shades of pink fondant, roll into sausages and twist together,
and mash together slightly.

Roll out thinly, and cut three petals with a rose petal cutter.

Cut a small V, using the v shaped end of your rose cutter,
on one petal ( as shown)

Creating the center of the tulip.
Press into an impression mat, then apply the center petal on the end of your
Piped or fondant green stem.

Press the other two petals into the impression mat and
place on each side of Tulip center. (as shown)

Trumpet flower

Take a small ball of lilac or pink fondant.
Press between thumb and forefinger as shown.

Using your ball tool, flatten end
of gumpaste and thin edges.

Roll pinched end of flower into a long funnel,
fold sides to back and roll the thinned
Edge over the front, creating a trumpet flower.

Apply on greenery on Cake.

Repeat the process in a lighter shade of pink or lilac and
Place on top of the first trumpet flower.

Photography and Tutorial by Jacque Benson
All rights reserved 2009.
Material in this tutorial cannot be reproduced for commercial purposes without
Permission from author.


  1. Absolutely stunning Jacque! I have been remiss in not stoppnig by here more often, shame on me! Thank you for these wonderful tutorials!

  2. Thank you so much Faith and Jamie!

    Oh Jamie, I wish I could spend all day just
    going from blog to blog.
    How would we ever get a cake baked if we did that? LOL!
    Thank you for dropping by!

  3. Oh my word!! Your creations are out of this world!! Bellisimo!! I'm learning to bake little by little!! Boy I hope with practice I can make some creations like you do!!!

    You have a big talent!!!


  4. Thank you Yaneri for such a lovely compliment!
    Have fun baking and caking!

  5. Jacque...you do come up with the best tutorials!! Thank you for always sharing your amazing creations with us all!!

  6. Awww...thank you Rhonda! I think your creations are always amazing. You are so creative! I always look forward to seeing what you will do next!

  7. Jacque, Love love love your work!

  8. Hello Jacque, so enjoyed your beautiful creations and the music i just listened to for 15 min wonderful all

  9. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the music! :-)


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