I bought some cookie cutters recently and one of them was this multi-tier cake cutter. I thought it would be perfect as a wedding cookie - but boy, did it take a lot of work just to decorate one so here is my one and only cookie. Next time, when I have a little more time and patience, I will come up with some other designs. Another excuse to bake! :)
The blue flowers were made with the smallest flower cutter I had. I topped the centres of the flowers with some small silver cachous. The pleats for the fondant were a pain to make so I think I have to figure out how to make them a little neater hmmm. The rose petals falling over the cake were made by flattening small balls of fondant until they were very thin and then scraping them off the mat carefully with a sharp knife. They end up curling like loose petals when you do that.
The ribbon roses are very easy to make and I remembered to take some photos of the steps. So here goes, my first tutorial on how to make a simple ribbon rose.
Roll a ball of fondant in the colour you want into a log. Then flatten the log into a strip. It doesn't have to be an even width strip, what's more important is that the strip of fondant is as thin as you can roll it without tearing it when you pick it up.
Start by curling one end of the fondant strip like this: (I would use my fingers to pick up the strip and curl it but for the sake of trying to take a photo, I had to lay it on the mat.)
As you curl the fondant with your fingers, add some pleats or bigger folds to it to make it look like the rose petals are opening.
Keep curling the fondant around, adding more folds and pleats, until you get the size you want.
Once you're happy with the shape of your rose, pinch and twist the bottom part (the stalk) and carefully cut off the extra fondant. You should have your first ribbon rose. :)
If you found this tutorial useful, I would appreciate some comments on it. Thanks!