Our project of the day is a painted three dimensional (3D) flower and handwritten sentiment made out of fondant using the Plaidcrafts or Plaid Enterprise® camellia stencil. This is a step by step tutorial with pictures to guide.
Food colouring gel/ paste
Flower Stencil: Plaidcraft or Plaid Enterprise® Stencil- Camellia
Modelling tools: ball and knife
Pricking tool or stylus
Fondant rolling pin
Mini Cupcake baking pan/tray
STEP 1: Roll out the fondant, cover the cake with fondant and then trim off excess.
STEP 2: Roll out fondant, place stencil on it and trace camellia flower in different sizes separately. Cut out the traced sizes with a scissors.
STEP 3: Use the ball tool to slightly emboss the edge of each petal. Place each layer(size) of the fondant flower on the mini cupcake baking tray to shape the flowers.
STEP 4: Place the smallest flower over the modelling ball tool as shown in picture.
STEP 5: Using a brush, Paint the food colouring gel on the each flower. Leave flower to dry.
STEP 6: Roll out fondant and then write a sentiment using the ball tool. Cut the sentiments out and then paint it with the food colouring gel.
STEP 6: Place dried flower on fondant cake, starting with the largest at the bottom.Use royal icing to brush a little water at the base of flower to attach it. Place the sentiments on the cake.