Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fondant Roses

I found a wonderful old cake decorating book in the charity shop for $1 yesterday. It was from 1965.

 Today I  practiced making fondant roses to put onto my granddaughters birthday cake.
I am very pleased with my efforts. I think the rose was the easiest of all the flowers to make.

I coloured the white fondant with rose pink cochineal.

Making the centre a little darker

Some of them I made the same colour right through

I will have to buy some green cochineal to make some leaves.

The buds were quite simple,I just rolled one petal.

This is the finished collection

I originally was going to make red roses,as my Granddaughter loves red,but then I thought it might look too much like a valentine cake as she is only 15

She loves flowers, so I think I will pick a bunch of the roses from the garden too.

Join me tuesday for tea at Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage birthday and teatime Tuesday

Will be popping over to Antiques and Teacups for a Tuesday cup a tea
and Kathy's at A Delightsome Life
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Then on Saturday for Pink Saturday at House in the Roses

Nothing tastes as good as a good cuppa in a china cup
xx jeanetteann


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love that pink teacup! You did a great job on your roses. Years ago I took a whole bunch of cake decorating classes. It was so fun! I even made a wedding cake once. I loved making roses. I stopped doing it when the kids were born. It is so time consuming! Your grand daughter will love her cake I'm sure!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I don't think I could ever do that! How talented you are! They are really lovely! Thanks for visiting and linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Donna Heber said...

Your fondant roses are so beautiful. I bet your granddaughter's cake was stunning! You have such a wonderful craft and I love your teacups. Wishing you a blessed day.

Karen said...

Wow! You did well and your granddaughter is a lucky girl to have you do something so special for her. God bless x

Karen said...

Great job on the fondant roses. Your real ones look lovely too!

Snap said...

Beautiful fondant roses. And it is true ... Nothing tastes as good as a good cuppa in a china cup! Lovely cup! Happy Tea Day!

Mariette said...

Dearest Jeanetteann,

Your roses are incredible! You made them very well; and that for your first trial. How did you make the fondant? From scratch or what?
Love to you and yes, those daffodils are certainly the very first bodes of spring. With cooler weather they do last quite long outside.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh your fondant roses are amazing!

I have always wanted to try them but have been too afraid, haha.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
Your fondant roses are wonderful! I have always admired folks who can make them. You make it look easy! I'm sure your granddaughter will be pleased that you made them for her cake.
Pretty teacup and a lovely post. Thank you for joining me for my Birthday Party. It's lovely having you. Have a delightful day.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What sweet roses you have made! How fun! I'm popping over from the tea party! But I also wanted to thank you for your cheery visits! Enjoy your grand-daughter!

Johanna said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
your roses look amazing. And I think, they will taste much better. Your granddauther will be surprised by the great romantic look. Your tea cups are a nice addition to the cake. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Liz said...

They look great! I bet her cake will look beautiful! :)


Olivia said...

Oh my this is simply darling! I love roses and you made it seem easy! Maybe I will give it a try!

The French Hutch said...

You are so creative and talented. Your fondant roses are amazing. Thanks for sharing your talents.

The French Hutch

Susan said...

Hello Jeanetteann....What a lovely job you did with the roses!
Thanks so much for your visit and comment to my blog, too. Weren't the glass teapots beautiful? I see on your sidebar you have a paperweight in glass that is very pretty, too! Take care. susan

Kathy said...

These are lovely! I love finding vintage cooking books! How fun! Your granddaughter will be so pleased with the roses both sweet and real! I love that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday!
God Bless,

Jann Olson said...

Hi Jeanette Ann,
Oh girl, you did a fantastic job on those roses. They look good enough to eat. lol! They match the sweet cup and saucer to a T! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. She's going to love her cake!

Marti McClure said...

Beautiful fondant roses - great job! I can't wait to see the cake. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!

My PINK, have a great weekend!

Lorraine said...

oh, I wish I could make those beautiful roses!! Love the teacup too! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Katherines Corner said...

lovely and well done. I am sure the cake they will decorate will be lovely too. Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday xo

Cat & Cricket said...

HPS! How amazingly gorgeous!!!!

The Porcelain Rose said...

You are killing me with the beautiful roses!!
Absolutely love them.
It always feels good to visit you!