Everyone needs a few more sunshines and rainbows in their life right now. With the 3rd lockdown in full swing in the U.K. why not set aside some time to re-create this cute modern rainbow! It’s perfect to nestle on top of cupcakes or add to the sides of drip cakes. Plus you can change it up to match your style. Swap or add colours like a sweet lilac or a bright yellow. You can even change the gold splatter / pattern to hand painted hearts or use star sprinkles. For this cute little fondant rainbow tutorial read on.
1 Firstly, take your modelling paste / gum paste / fondant and roll it out into a rope shape. You can do this by just using an icing smoother tool to roll it back and forth. This will create a much more even look rather than using your hands. It’s also so much quicker and avoids any heat from your hands softening your work.
In terms of thickness we rolled out rainbow colours out to around 4mm. For smaller sizes you’ll need to make thinner rainbow sections. For larger designs try going to a thickness of approximately 1cm.
Note: If you’re creating a cool fondant rainbow that will need to stand up on top of a cake then you’ll need to make this in advance so that it has time to set. You’ll also need to think of the structure inside a little more and how it will fasten onto a cake. Utilising food safe wooden sticks such as brand new kebab skewers or cocktail sticks.
Modern fondant rainbow tutorial!
2 Next, use a piping tip to map out your rainbow. Take the first rope of modelling paste / gum paste / fondant and ‘fit’ it around the piping tip. Using your blade tool cut away the ends. For larger rainbows make sure to test using larger items like a circle cookie cutter to use as a guide. For tiny rainbows a thinner piping tip should work great!
3 For our rainbow we wanted the first section to be an on-trend gold colour. You can choose a different metallic or go for another cool colour to make your rainbow unique. This is pretty handy if you want your modern rainbow to fit in with different party themes. For Easter add in a touch of yellow or attach flower sprinkles! If you’re creating more beach vibe rainbows try out neon food colouring!
4 Add a tiny amount of edible glue along the top edge of your rainbow section. Then roll out another rope and attach it to your first section.
This layer of our rainbow is decorated with cool gold edible paint splatters. This is an effect we LOVE. It’s quick, easy and it’s looks so modern too. Just get some edible metallic paint and a food safe brush and flick it onto your work.
Idea: You can change up the design and hand paint leopard print, hearts etc on this section of your rainbow. Why not even texture it by piping royal icing pearls on top!
Cute rainbow tutorial for cupcakes!
5 Now roll out another colour. We went for a bubblegum pink. Paint a tiny amount of edible glue along the top of your previous rainbow layer and attach the pink in place. Cut away the ends with your blade tool.
6 Finally repeat the last step but with any other colours you’d like to add and build your rainbow up!
Now you’ll have bright edible rainbows ready to dress up all your treats with. We added ours to some super cute cupcakes. You can make multiple and make a repeat pattern on the sides of a buttercream with yours. Why not add tiny clouds, rainbow sprinkles and a fondant sun on top for a super sweet idea? Whatever you do and however you make them one of a kind… have fun!
In this tutorial we show you how to make a colourful confetti cake! This fun cake is perfect for all occasions and celebrations and, with the help of some wax covered sprinkles, it is also quick and easy. Once a confetti cake is cut the colours will burst out and the decoration possibilities are endless. Why not go sprinkle crazy and cover the outside with rainbow jimmies, nonpareils or pearls for an ultimate explosion of colour and a little extra crunch! To begin this tutorial take a look at what you will need below.
First step: Mix together the ingredients from your favourite cake recipe in a bowl or mixer until smooth.
Step two: Pour in the sprinkles and mix until they’re evenly distributed. At this stage you can decide how many sprinkles to include depending on what result suits you best.
Step three: Bake your cake mix on the same heat you usually would, however, it may need a little longer in the oven as the sprinkles can change the consistency and even add moisture. Check regularly with a cake tester to ensure you don’t over bake.
Step four: Once your cake is ready you should be able to see the bursts of colour from the sprinkles which will have exploded with the heat. If this has happened your cake is ready to cool.
If you have followed this easy, step-by-step tutorial you will now have your very own confetti cake! If you don’t want to use sprinkles for your cake we recommend these Colourburst Batter Bits by Wilton which are made specially for confetti cakes. These are also available in red, green, blue, orange and pink. Why not mix and match them, make a one-colour confetti cake or even create a cake with alternate layers of confetti! Take the tips from this tutorial but don’t be afraid to put your own spin on this simple cake. It would look great at any themed party covered in lashings of buttercream, iced in brightly coloured fondant or even just being enjoyed at home with a cup of tea.
In this tutorial we show you how to create your own fantastic looped bow out of modelling flower paste. Sometimes there is nothing better and more striking to nestle on top of a bright and vibrant cake than a good ol’ looped bow! Who wouldn’t love a cake that looks like a present? It’s fun, eye-catching and guaranteed to wow both children and adults.
You can play with colour, texture (why not emboss your paste or change the stitching detail), size, add a message along a loop or even hand paint your bow to match your cake. Why not making mini ones for cupcakes too!
Easter tutorial: How to make an edible looped bow!
1: Roll out some flower paste and with the pastry cutter cut out a circle for the bow’s base
2: With your knife carefully slice two strips (3 inches in length and 1 inch in width) of rolled our flower / modelling paste
S3: Take two of the strips and cut v shaped notches out of one end of each strip
How to make a sugar paste looped bow!
4: Take your quilting toll and roll along the edges to create a lovely stitch effect to all strips of ‘ribbon’
5: Roll up a little bit of bubble wrap or kitchen roll to lay your bow tails over to create shape
6: With your knife carefully slice eleven more strips (3 inches in length and 1 inch in width) of rolled our flower / modelling paste
7: Add the stitching details to the edges to strips. Loop all of the strips and pinch the ends together with some edible glue. Hold the loops in shape using some rolled up bubble wrap and kitchen roll. Leave to dry.
8: Using candy melts affix your loops to the circle base. For our bow we attached six loops onto the base and on top of those loops we fixed the bow tails on either side and then ‘glued’ four loops before adding one loop stood up in the bow’s center