Without Tools Fondant Rose

This simple fondant rose tutorial will teach you how to create fondant flowers without the use of cutters. Creating sugar roses does not have to be difficult. If you need a lot of roses or don’t want to spend hours preparing them, this quick fondant rose is the right option. The only thing you’ll need is fondant.

The best thing is that you can build them in a variety of sizes without having to bring out a lot of equipment.

However, if you want an extremely realistic looking gumpaste rose and have some time, you can check out my guide here: How to Build a Big Gumpaste Rose. But if you want something simpler and faster, I’ve got you covered.

These simple roses are truly simple, and the best part is that you don’t need any tools to make them. There are no tools required, and you don’t even need water to join the petals. The fondant readily adheres to itself.

If you wish to put them to the edge of a cake, just insert a toothpick and let your rose dry completely before inserting it into the cake. Nevertheless, for this method, I just put them to cupcakes.

Well, now for the instruction. Don’t forget to watch the video at the conclusion of this article.

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Supplies You’ll  Need for the Easy Fondant Rose:

  • Fondant in your preferred color (You’ll want to use fondant for these because it sticks to itself easily and doesn’t harden as quickly as gumpaste.)

(See, I warned you there would be no tools!)

How to Make the Easy Fondant Rose:

They may be made in whatever size you choose. If you want a bigger rose, you’ll need to use larger fondant portions. There are no precise specifications for these; just create a couple to judge the size.

Making the Rose Bud:

Just pinch off a lump of fondant to form the blossom.

Set it aside after rolling it into a ball and then into a cone form.

You should now cut nine little pieces of fondant. These components must be smaller than the cone you just formed.

Roll each of them into a ball. While rolling them, apply pressure.

Flatten one of the fondant balls with your fingertips. Flatten the circle by moving around the edges. If your fingers get too sticky, just sprinkle them with cornstarch.

Wrap it tightly around your cone. But, you must ensure that it is higher than the point of the cone. You shouldn’t need any water since the fondant should cling to itself.

To get a nice fit, curl it around.

Set it aside and begin working on the first row of petals.

First row of rose petals:

This first whole row will have three petals.

Take a fondant ball and flatten it with your fingertips into a circle, exactly as you did with the bud.

Wrap this petal around the bud now.

Put it aside and flatten and attach another petal in the same manner. This one will somewhat overlap the first.

Repeat with the third petal. As you connect this one, be sure to move the very first petal back slightly so that you can tuck this one under it.

Fold the first petal back over to overlap it once you’ve tucked in the third.

Put aside your rose and begin working on the first petal for the second row.

Second row of rose petals:

You will need five petals for this round of petals (you should have only five left).

Flatten a fondant ball and attach it to your rose like you did previously.

Repeat for the second petal.

Continue to add the remaining petals, being careful to overlap them slightly.

If you want a particularly enormous rose, you may keep continuing after you’ve added the second row of petals. Just make the petals slightly bigger than the previous row and add five more.

If the bottom of your rose is too bulky, you may cut it off with scissors or twist the bottom and pluck out the excess.

The petals should then be adjusted and opened up slightly.

Set them aside and allow them to dry completely. I’d let them dry for a number of days since they’re fondant. Before they dry, if you want to add them to the edges of your cake, stick a toothpick into the bottom and place it in some styrofoam to dry.

That’s all there is to it! Isn’t it simple? And no need to purchase a ton of tools to get the job done!

They are ideal when you have a large number of sugar roses to make or are short on time.

Printable reference guide:

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Easy Fondant Rose Printable Reference Guide

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How do you make fondant flowers without a cutter?

(1) Tint fondant and form it into a little cone. (2) Put a skewer into the center of the cone’s broader end and make four cuts on the bottom half of the cone with a blade. The incisions should reach the center of the cone and meet the skewer, dividing the bottom half of the cone into four equal sections.

How do you make fondant decorations without tools?

Stick the fondant to itself in the centre with a touch of water. Apply with a paintbrush or your finger and very little water. Pinch the centre of the bow to itself with your fingers. Fold over the pinched portion of the bow and seal the seam at the back with one of the smaller pieces, again using little water.

How do you make fondant flowers by hand?

Step 1: Take tiny pieces of fondant and roll them into balls.
Step 2 – Place one of the fondant balls on the parchment paper.
Step 3 – Using your finger, press down on the fondant ball to flatten it out.
Step 4: Take this petal from the paper and securely coil it up.
More to come…
•Mar 2, 2021

Can you cut fondant with scissors?

When it comes to cutting finicky elements for your cake or cupcake creations, your kitchen scissors might be your best friend. Trim the edges of rolled ready-made or fondant icing with your scissors, or pluck marshmallows to make gorgeous flower petals.

How do you cut flowers without shears?

A clean pair of garden snips is our top recommendation for cutting fresh flower stems, particularly for those woody or thicker stems that demand a greater grip strength to cut through. If snips are not accessible, a sharp knife may be used.

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