Saturday, 22 March 2008

everything is coming up roses...



oh yes, i have been a busy little airy fairy in the kitchen today. i have an order for easter cupcakes to complete for tomorrow and i'm just so inspired for easter designs that i decided to get busy this afternoon and start making lovely fondant pink roses for the tops of my easter cupcakes. surprisingly they were quite easy to make. my mum helped out rolling the fondant into little balls and then flattening into petals. i found the whole process rather therapeutic to be honest. a most enjoyable process. anyway, once they were all done and on the plate, i COULD NOT miss the opportunity for some photos because i thought they looked so adorable waiting there...politely as roses do. so stay tuned to see where these charming little roses end up...shall be posting tomorrow about my order and also about my completed entry for easter bake-out competitions!

4 comments:

Lorraine E said...

Gorgeous roses-it is really therapeutic making them I agree. I've also made these using bubblegum tape which is fabulous for them. Just cut out the petals and add them onto the stem!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hey lorraine...bubblegum tape??? do tell more!!! never heard of it, but it sure sounds interesting!

Maggie said...

Your roses are really beautiful! Please consider showing how you form them.

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi maggie, all i did was go to you tube and type in fondant roses and then a few videos came up in the search results and i watched them. basically you roll the fondant into little balls, flatten them out with cling wrap over the fondant (to avoid fingerprint roses) and then for the centre of the rose you roll the flattened circle up tightly. then the subsequent circles you position around the central bud and press them in at the bottom to secure. sounds technical but once you get going it's easy to get carried! check out you tube for videos!