11th June 2013 // 4 Comments

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Make Fondant Strawberries & Strawberry Blossoms

We created a fun gardening themed cake with strawberries last week. We thought that with the lovely British strawberry season in full swing it’d be the perfect time to show everyone how to make fondant strawberries and strawberry blossoms!

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

The strawberry gardening cake we created was not only filled with delicious British strawberries, but featured some bright fondant / sugarpaste strawberries on top… complete with a fully edible gardening trowel too!

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Here’s what you’ll need…

White fondant or modelling paste (coloured green, red and a bit left white)
Marguerite plunger cutter
Lemon Ice lustre dust
Leaf plunger cutter
Scissors
Flower stamens
Bulbous cone tool
Tapered star tool
Flower and leaf shaping / veining tool
Edible glue
Fondant rolling pin
Paintbrush
Forming waves
Flower forming cups

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step one: To begin your strawberry take some red fondant or modelling paste and form it into a rounded conical shape

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step two: To make the ‘seeds’ (or more accurately called achenes) on your strawberries simply take your veining tool and indent notches in rows

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step three: To make the leafy calyx  section on top of your strawberry roll out some green fondant / modelling paste, use a marguerite plunger cutter to cut the shape and affix on top with some edible glue

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step four: Use the 5 point end of your tapered star tool to indent into the middle of your calyx topped strawberry… now you have a lovely edible fondant strawberry; perfect to nestle on top of cupcakes and cakes

Now to make the little strawberry blossoms… The following tutorial is a good basic way to make any 4-5 open petal flower. You can use this to make cherry blossoms and hydrangea flowers too. To make different flowers play with shaping or pinching the blossoms into more defined shapes.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step one: Make a cone with a rounded bulb-like end from some white fondant or modelling paste.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step two: Using your tapered five point star tool indent a star into the rounded end.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step three: Separate into full petals using scissors to cut further into the star indentation.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step four: Using your fingers lightly pull each petal out to separate and press down on each petal.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step five: To ruffle your petals use the bulbous cone tool to flatten and press into your flower.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step six: To add the yellow colour that is featured in strawberry blossoms lightly dust some lustre dust onto the petals.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Step seven: To finish off your strawberry blossom cut a few stamens, paint the ends with edible glue, push them into the centre of your flower, finish them by dusting the stamen tips with some lustre dust and leave to dry in flower forming cups.

Step eight: Roll out some green fondant or modelling paste, cut out some leaves and leave to shape and dry on forming waves.

How to Make Fondant Strawberries and Strawberry Blossoms

Now you should have some strawberries and strawberry blossoms. These handmade berries are wonderful additions to summer cakes and cupcakes!

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply jean 11th June 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I always watch &wait your post every tuesday love it. Could u also post on how to make fluffy yummy buttercream icing just a suggestion only if its a secret it ok. But keep on posting every tuesday.

  • Reply Damn Delicious 11th June 2013 at 9:39 pm

    This is too stinking cute!

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