How to make fondant toadstools and a marbling technique to make realistic stone for your cakes. Use the simple marbling technique to make rocks and paving stones. Use them to make stone paths or around doors and windows on castle cakes. I will show you how to use your fondant scraps to make a quick and delicious chocolate rock for the kids.
Used in my Gnome Fairy Garden cake.
Fondant (White and red)
Gel food color ( I used Americolor - Warm Brown, Chocolate Brown and Black)
Paintbrush is handy
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Step 1: Stone: Step 1
Roll out a ball of fondant and select gel food colors for your stone. You can use white or colored fondant.
Step 2: Flatten Fondant
Flatten out the ball of fondant.
Step 3: Add Color
Using a toothpick add your first color to the fondant.
Step 4: Mix in Color
Knead the color into your fondant. Knead it just until the color is beginning to show.
Step 5: Add Additional Colors
Mix any other colors in the same as the previous step.
Step 6: Roll Into Snake
Roll your fondant into a snake shape.
Step 7: Fold Fondant in Half
Fold the fondant snake in half.
Step 8: Twist
Twist the fondant.Repeat this and the previous 2 steps 3-4 times.
Step 9: Roll Out Fondant
Roll out your fondant and you will see the marbling effect.
Step 10: Form Into Rocks or Paving Stones
Tear off pieces of the fondant and roll into rocks or leave them flat to create paving stones. You can use them around doors and windows on castle cakes or make stone sidewalks.
Step 11: Make Chocolate Rock
Wrap some of the marbled fondant around an M&M. Its delicious!
Step 12: Toadstools: Make the Stem
Roll out a ball of white fondant. Then roll it into a cone shape. Flatten the bottom so it stands up.
Step 13: Create Toadstool Cap
Take a ball of colored fondant and roll it into a bit of an egg shape.
Step 14: Make an Indentation in the Bottom
Using your finger or a fondant ball tool make an indentation in the bottom of your fondant. Be sure it is big enough for the stem..
Step 15: Add Details to the Cap
Roll out tiny balls of whitte fondant and attach them to your cap.
Step 16: Attach Toadstool Cap
Using a little bit of water on a brush attach the cap to the stem.
Step 17: M&M Toadstool Cap
For a very small toadstool you can use a little water to attach and M&M for the cap.