Introduction: Fondant Roses

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All though I don't do it very often, cake decorating is one of my favorite hobbies. That was why I was so happy to see that instructables was hosting a cake decorating contest. Making fondant flowers is very easy and will make any cake look much more elegant. This instructable shows how to make beautiful roses for decorating cakes!

Step 1: Materials

White Fondant
Pink or red food coloring
Small Circle Cookie Cutter
Fondant work mat
Rolling pin
Gloves (optional)

Sorry for the blurry picture!

Step 2: Color the Fondant

Dip the toothpick in the food coloring and then rub the food coloring onto the white fondant. Put on gloves and start to work the fondant until it turns the desired color.

Step 3: Base of the Rose

Take a little piece of the fondant that you just colored and roll it into a ball. Put the ball on the fondant work mat and start shaping so that it ends up looking like a hershey's kiss.

Step 4: Roll the Fondant

Put the slab of fondant on the Fondant Work Mat and roll it very flat. Then use the circle cookie cutter to cut as many circles from the fondant as you can. If you don't have a circle cookie cutter, you can also use a water bottle cap like I did. 

Step 5: Assemble the Roses

Fill a little cup with water and keep it with you the whole time you are putting together the roses. Take  a base and a circle and wet one of your fingers. Rub your wet finger on the bottom of the base and then stick the circle onto the wet part of the base. Keep repeating until the rose has as many petals as you would like it to have. To finish the roses, gently twist the very bottom and then use scissors to cut it off.

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