Having experimented on those modelling paste baby booties, I figured it was time to give fondant roses a go. I found this You Tube video demostrating a very easy way of making them. No tools were needed, which was great. Have a watch if you are interested.
My first attempt yielded this...
I was really pretty happy with that. At last, a decent rose!
I also tried a slightly different method. Instead of the spiral center, I made a cone for the rosebud. Again, I just used my fingers to shape this.
It turned out even prettier and it looks more realistic, doesn't it?
Because of my success with the rose, I am now so into modelling with fondant. But let me just say this...while fondant cakes are simply the most beautiful and stunning cakes I've seen and even though I am very keen to learn about cake decorating with fondant, I am not a convert. I have not eaten a fondant-covered cake even once but I've heard and read comments that while they are a feast for the eyes, they do not taste very good. I still prefer frosting that I can spread and pipe out. Who doesn't like meringue buttercream, seven minute frosting, cream cheese or whipped cream? I am a firm believer that although people eat with their eyes, it still comes down to the taste.
Anyway, before I end, here's just one more new thing I've learned...mini rose cupcake toppers! Find the tutorial for this and other cake decorating ideas here.
How cute are those?
Thanks for reading!