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Minature Fondant Flowers

Posted by  ·  January 27, 2011  ·  Last Updated: January 25, 2017

In honor of Kansas celebrating 150 years of statehood this Saturday, January 29th, I made fondant sunflowers to top mini cupcakes. It really is super simple!

Mix egg yellow food coloring gel paste with a small bit of fondant. This amount made about 30 flowers.

Knead between fingers until is evenly worked in.

Roll fondant out into a thin sheet about 1/8″ thick or less. A small silicone covered child sized rolling pin worked great! I used a tiny amount of powdered sugar or cornstarch to prevent sticking to the table.

Use a small daisy cookie cuter or a special daisy fondant cutting tool to cut the fondant. Place the cutter on the fondant. Press the base (not the plunger) of the cutter firmly into the fondant. With the cutter touching the table slightly slide the cutter and fondant together back and forth across the table to make sure you have a sharp cut and the fondant is not sticking to the table. Now, while still firmly pressing the base of the cutter into the fondant, push the plunger firmly into the fondant, this makes the center of the flower raised. Lift up the entire cutter and use the plunger to remove the flower.

Take piping gel and make a dot on the center of each flower.

Place the flower face down into brown sanding sugar to make the centers. Pick up and brush away any extra granules and push stray granules to the center.

Happy Kansas Day!

Filed Under: Kansas Day, Recipes


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  2. Sunday, January 30th, 2011
    Those are just too cute!
  3. Friday, January 28th, 2011
    Very cute! I've never done crafty things with food before...i wish i had a drive to be creative in the kitchen too! :)
  4. Jenny
    Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    Made these and they turned out great! Thank you for saving the day! xo
  5. Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    These are so darling. You have more patience then I do!
  6. Angela
    Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    These are great! Actually I love all of your posts :)
  7. Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    we are in the middle of a week of kansas celebrating! i even added red glitter to my shoes.

    glad to have found your site...i'll be back!
  8. Julie Wheeler
    Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    I LOVE this idea! I love it so much that I am going to do it for my reception in June. I was planning on making cupcakes with blue frosting and an artificial daisy on each one but I like this idea so much more! Thank you so much for sharing!
  9. Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    Love your cupcakes, the flowers are definitely cute!
  10. Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    Way cute...a tip: instead of using powdered sugar, you can use corn starch. It gives a nice even texture and is very easy to wipe away. It's what all the "pros" use ;)
  11. Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    Those are so pretty! I love the detail of the brown sanding sugar in the middle of flowers!
  12. Trish
    Thursday, January 27th, 2011
    Those are so very cute!