how to make mini fondant ribbon roses

How to Make Mini Fondant Ribbon Roses

Use this step by step tutorial to learn how to make mini fondant ribbon roses. No cutters or tools needed. It’s an easy way to decorate cakes and cupcakes!

About 2 years ago when I first started this blog, I did a tutorial on a ribbon rose cake.

To this day, it’s one of my most POPULAR posts.

Since you guys liked those roses so much, I know you are gonna LOVE today’s post coz I will show you how to make MINI fondant ribbon roses!

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They are even EASIER than the big ribbon roses coz you need NO tools, whatsoever.

NOT even a rolling pin!

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I tend to make a BUNCH of these roses in many colors, while watching T.V.

Then, I allow them to dry for 24 hours and STORE them in a Ziploc bag.

This way, if I ever need to make a pretty cake or cupcake quickly, I ALWAYS have flowers that I can use.

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That’s exactly what I did last weekend…

A few friends dropped by for coffee…

Instead of serving a BORING pan of brownies, I served these ELEGANT brownie bites, topped off with my favorite buttercream icing and mini fondant ribbon roses.

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All of a sudden, something as BASIC as a pan of brownies was TRANSFORMED into a thing of BEAUTY and it took ONLY 15 minutes.

That’s coz I ALREADY had a pan of brownies and buttercream icing in the fridge and ribbon roses in the cabinet…YAY!

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To make these mini fondant ribbon roses, you will need the following ingredients/supplies:

Marshmallow fondant (in any color)
Dark chocolate orange brownies
Turquoise buttercream icing
Medium sized circle and square cookie cutters
Piping bag
Tip # 21

And here are the steps. 

Step 1:
Roll out a ball of fondant.

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Step 2:
Use your fingers to roll it into a “snake” shape.

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Step 3:
Flatten it with your index finger.

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Step 4:
Start rolling it from one end to the other end.

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Step 5:
Gently press the ends so that the flower holds its shape and you are done! 

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Step 6:
Now, use a circle and square shaped cookie cutter to cut out brownie pieces. 

It’s easier to cut brownies when they are cold. So, pop your pan in the fridge for an hour and you will have less crumbs and less mess.

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Step 7:
Fill a piping bag with turquoise buttercream icing.
Attach Tip# 21 to the piping bag and make a swirl on top of one brownie piece. 

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Step 8:
Place another brownie piece on top of the icing.
And make another swirl on the top. 

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Step 9:
Place a ribbon rose and a couple of leaves in the center and you are done!
Store these brownie bites in the fridge until you are ready to serve.  

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other cake decorating tutorials too…

Easy fondant bows

easy fondant bows

Easy fondant buttons

easy fondant buttons

Fondant fantasy flowers

fondant fantasy flowers

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂


  1. Liz

    August 30, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I think even I could do this! Thanks for the marvelous tutorial!!!

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    August 30, 2013 at 7:09 am

    omg adorbs!!! Love em-and they actually look simple enough for even me to do!

  3. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    August 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Great tutorial. I’m not so good at cake decorating but the roses look easy enough.

  4. CCU

    August 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    You make it all look so simple – genius 😀


  5. Kumar's Kitchen

    September 1, 2013 at 2:14 am

    pretty petite and purely blissful cakes,loved the rosy tops 🙂

  6. Daniela

    September 2, 2013 at 8:57 am

    OMG, these cupcakes are so cute and the colors are gorgeous!
    Thought it much more complicated to do these little roses but thanks to your tutorial it seems easy:)

  7. Tracy

    September 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    These are so pretty, I had no idea they are so easy to make! We would love to have you share this at
    our Saturday Link Party. Each link will be shown on two blogs, Made From Pinterest and Bakerette! It starts Fridays at 3pm, hope we see you there!

    Please remember to put a link back to Made From Pinterest at the bottom of your post(s).


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