how to make fondant pansies

How to Make Fondant Pansies

Use this step-by-step tutorial to make beautiful and easy fondant pansies for decorating your cakes and cupcakes. Great for Spring and Summer parties!

I made these fondant pansies cupcakes, out of sheer frustration that Mother Nature is not listening to me…

Dear Mother Nature,

In case you didn’t get the memo, I am here to remind you that it’s officially “Spring.” So, I would like to see warmer temperatures as soon as possible. Thanks!

A gal who really wants to pack away her winter jacket.

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Yes! That’s how I am feeling at the moment.

I want to see flowers BLOOMING, feel the cool spring BREEZE against my face, sit in the balcony with my little one and hear birds CHIRPING…

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Since mother nature is not on my side…I have decided to get YOU and MYSELF in the mood for Spring by making these edible fondant pansies.

I know there are many pansy cutters in the market. 

But why spend money on them when you can make pansies using BASIC cutters?

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I used them as cupcake toppers on my favorite vanilla cupcakes, topped off with buttercream icing swirls.

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To make these fondant pansies, you will need the following supplies:

Yellow marshmallow fondant or gum paste
Dark purple fondant or gum paste
Light purple fondant or gum paste
Corn syrup
Oval cutter
Heart cutter
Leaf veiner
Balling fondant tool
Flower forming cups
Foam pad
Black edible marker
Blue petal dust

I highly recommend using gum paste since you can roll it really thin without causing any tears. Also, gum paste dries faster than fondant.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Roll out yellow gum paste.
Use an oval cutter to cut out 4 yellow pieces.
Use a heart cutter to cut out 1 heart piece.

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Step 2:
Place the oval pieces on a foam pad.
Press the leaf veiner on top of each piece until the leaf pattern transfers over.

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Step 3:
Place the heart piece on the foam pad.
Press the leaf veiner on top of it until the leaf pattern transfers over.

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Step 4:
Use the balling tool to thin out the edges of the heart piece until it looks a little ruffled.

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Step 5:
Use the balling tool again to thin out the edges of all the oval pieces.

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Step 6:
Brush blue petal dust on the bottoms of 2 oval pieces and 1 heart piece.

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Step 7:
On the pieces that you just brushed with petal dust, use a black edible marker to draw lines only halfway.

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Step 8:
It’s time to assemble all the pieces now…
Arrange the petals similar to the way I did in this picture.
Stick the piece together by brushing some corn syrup in the center.

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Step 9:
Roll out a small ball of yellow gum paste and stick it in the center of the flower.
Also, make 2 small yellow gum paste loops and stick them around the center of the flower.

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Step 10:
Now, place this flower on a flower forming cup and let it dry overnight or until hardens.
Then, top it off on your cupcake.
And you are done making fondant pansies.

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked these pansy cupcakes, you may also like some of these other flower cakes/cupcakes…

Fondant fantasy flowers

how to make fondant fantasy flowers

Gerbera daisy cupcakes

how to make gerbera daisy cupcakes

Fondant polka dot flower

how to make a fondant polka dot flower

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂


  1. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    April 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    At first I thought that these are real flowers. Good work!

  2. Belinda @zomppa

    April 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Oh WOW! These are unreal! I mean, they look so real, they are unreal!

  3. yummychunklet

    April 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for linking that tutorial! I’ve only recently started playing around with fondant, so this looks like a fun project!

  4. Anna (Hidden Ponies)

    April 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    These are gorgeous, so realistic! I love the colouring you chose.

  5. CCU

    April 9, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Haha this is gorgeous, I think it will definitely bring spring closer!

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Mary C

    April 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Great tutorial~thanks for sharing! Love the flowers!!

  7. RavieNomNoms

    April 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious those are seriously the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen! I wish I liked fondant more. I think it is beautiful but I hate the taste!

  8. Coffee and Crumpets

    April 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, mashAllah.

    Nazneen xx

  9. Swathi

    April 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Beautiful I don’t know more words than that Abeer.

  10. Daniela

    April 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    These pansies are so incredibly pretty, a real work of art!
    Thanks for sharing, Abeer!

  11. Alex

    April 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    It’s so easy to fall in love with your adorable suggestions! 🙂 Beautiful!

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    April 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    So beautiful, I love the flowers!

  13. Cass @foodmyfriend

    April 17, 2013 at 7:41 am

    You are so incredible. I would have never known how to get those beautiful realistic petals. Spectacular as usual!

  14. I Wilkerson

    April 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I hope Mother Nature gets the word and sends us (real) spring!

  15. Kiran @

    April 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Ohmygosh — you have an impeccable skill, my friend! I’d enjoy spring through this beautiful pansies 🙂

  16. Medeja

    May 1, 2013 at 1:42 am

    I wouldn’t even dare to touch such cupcakes, would keep them as decoration 😀

  17. Kumar's Kitchen

    July 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    first of all thanks a lot for sharing such dainties, we really loved every single creation in your blog and are extremely happy to have found it, HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! 🙂

  18. Anna

    January 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I will definitely be attempting these. A couple of questions though, the title is for fondant pansies but the instructions are to use gum paste? Is gum paste edible and is there a recipe for home made?

  19. cakewhiz

    January 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    @ Anna… here are the answers:
    – I have made these flowers with fondant, gumpaste and even 50/50. Fondant takes the longest to dry (a few days) and we can’t roll it as thin as gumpaste. Use whatever you are comfortable with and whatever you think you can control the best.
    – I use Wilton’s store-bought gumpaste. So, I am sorry I don’t have a homemade recipe. I do have a recipe for homemade marshmallow fondant though:
    – As for whether gumpaste is edible or not, some people say yes and some people say no…lol. I use it for decoration purposes on cakes and inform the guests that the flowers are made with gumpaste. Some people choose to eat eat them and some people don’t. I haven’t had anyone get sick from eating gumpaste… hehe
    Hope I helped 🙂

  20. Anna

    January 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for your reply. I was planning on trying fondant for the first time with my Christmas baking this year but alas I ran out of time. I hope to try it soon. Your site has really inspired me and your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Divya

    May 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks a ton for the tutorial !!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      May 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      You’re welcome! I hope it helped.

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