Easy Fondant Decorating Ideas

easy fondant cupcake decor ideas

I love to play around with easy ways to decorate cupcakes. Cupcakes are supposed to be pretty, but they don’t have to be hard to create! Today I want to show you a few easy fondant decorating ideas for your cupcakes. Let’s get started!

*All of these items can be found at your local craft stores or baking supply stores. The links on this list are Amazon Affiliate Links)

♥ Rolled Fondant, any color (I like to use the Satin Ice brand)

Fondant Ball Tool

Fondant Rolling Pin

Small Paint Brush

Small Round Cutters and other cutter shapes of your choice

Fondant Shaping Foam

♥ Sugar syrup

Disco Dust

{Simple Fondant Shapes}

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  1. Take a small amount of fondant and roll it out using your fondant roller to approximately 1/8″.
  2. Cut out shapes, lay on a sheet of wax paper and allow to dry over night.
  3. Add some sparkle to your fondant shapes by applying a small amount of sugar syrup with a paint brush and sprinkle with a little rainbow disco dust.

{Fondant Rose}

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  1. First, you need to make a fondant cone for the base of your rose, you will want to let your cone dry before attaching your petals.
  2. Next, roll out your fondant to approximately 1/16″ and cut out several small circles for your rose petals.  Keep in mind that the size of your circle cutter depends on how big you want your flower to be.
  3. Using your ball tool and shaping foam, gently roll the ball tool along the edges of your fondant circle to create a petal.  This part may take a little practice, but once you try it you will get the hang of it.
  4. To attach your petals, apply a small amount of sugar syrup to your petal and wrap around your fondant cone.  With the first one you will be creating your rose bud.
  5. Finally, apply the rest of your petals to form your rose, the more layers you add the bigger your rose will become.  The rose I made has about five petals.  Let your rose dry before adding it to your cupcake.

{Rolled Fondant Rose Bouquet}

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  1. First, roll out a rectangular piece of fondant to approximately 1/8″ thick, then fold in half length wise.
  2. Next, start rolling your fondant to shape your rose, make sure to not roll it too tightly.
  3. Finally, create some fondant leaves and let dry before placing on top of your cupcake.

There ya go! Easy Fondant Decorating Tips- your Cupcakes are going to be amazing in no time (or stress!) at all!

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About the Author: Brandi is the creative designer of Tweedle Dee Designs. She was a part of our creative team from 2010-2011.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in January 2011

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  1. Raejean says

    Cute and easy, my favorite combination. I liked it so much, I shared your link on my Favorite Feeds Friday.

  2. Kim-A Creative Spirit says

    I have used the rolled fondant roses on bridal shower cupcakes. SO easy but so pretty.

  3. nikkijoy says

    These look just beautiful. I'm hosting a tea and cake party next weekend… I may just be gracing my blog with some "inspired by somewhat simple" pictures, hope that's ok =)