A few months ago, Wilton introduced a new product, the Button Flower Fondant Cut & Press Set, for creating cute, whimsical flowers. I’m ashamed to say that I never tried it because the packaging didn’t make it completely clear how to use the product. I don’t know about you, but money doesn’t grow in my backyard so I have to pick & choose what to buy. However, I recently saw this product used during a demonstration, and I love it! The flowers it makes are fun, flirty and perfect for a girl’s cake – from a baby to an adult!
Supplies you’ll need:
Wilton Button Flower Fondant Cut & Press Set
small rolling pin
Wilton Flower Forming Cups
Fondant, Gumpaste, or 50/50 Fondant/Gumpaste colors of your choice (referred to as fondant for this tutorial)
6. Reopen the cutter set. If you’re lucky, the shortening will hold the cut-out pieces to the smooth side of the cutter set. Here, I was lucky with only one (left-hand side) of the 3 pieces that were cut.
7. If some of your pieces get stuck in the textured side of the cutter set, simply ease the flowers up, petal by petal, using a straight pin. Any pin pricks you make will be on the back side of the flower so no one will ever notice them.
8. Cut more flowers and button centers from different colored fondant and mix & match them to create fun, colorful flowers. Place the large flower in the large flower forming cup and the small flower in the small flower forming cup. Place a small drop of water in the middle of the small flower and attach the button center.
9. When the flowers are dry, place a small drop of water in the middle of the large flower and attach the smaller flower with the button center.
To show you how super cute they are, here is a cake I made recently:
And, I want to especially thank Mikkel for making my new watermark logo. It’s sad to say, but Mikkel has actually had one of her cake photos stolen. With the new watermark in place, it’ll make it that much harder for someone to copy a photo and try to take credit for the work. Check out Mikkel’s blog. She’s an amazing photographer, scrapbooker, and cake decorator!