Working With Fondant
|Fondant Tools of the Trade|
If you buy your fondant it will not taste as good as what you can make with your own recipe. I will post one later. You will need powdered sugar, gum paste powder, and a fondant roller. You can mix a bit of gum paste powder to help it be a little firmer.
Powder your place you will roll your fondant on with powdered sugar. Roll it out thin remember to flip and re-powder to ensure it from sticking, just as you would pastry dough. You can cut out anything in fondant. Here I cut some flowers out. I used the white fondant ball tip to gently rub on the flowers to make them curve up. You place your flowers on a sponge that comes with a fondant kit.
For the Tiara, I rolled out the fondant, used heart shaped cutters to cut out hearts, and the fondant slicer to cut the design out. To get the curve of the tiara I used one of my containers to shape and let dry. Yup a Monster in the background, pulled a long night.
I did not find the silver balls that is placed on the tiara, they only carry that during Christmas season in our local stores. I did not have time to drive to Dallas to buy some, so I simply rolled small black balls and coated them with fine silver editable glitter. If you use white fondant and silver it looks like pearls.