How to Make Fondant Flower Cake
Learn how to make easy fondant flower cake with a polka dot design, using basic tools and cutters. It’s great for girls birthday parties or even Spring or Summer wedding parties.
I have a mad obsession with polka dots, which resulted in this Modern Abstract Cake a few years ago. Inspired by that same concept, I made today’s flower cake topper that’s perfect for beginners.
How to make fondant flower cake?
- Make flowers– Cut small white fondant circles and place them on top of the rolled out pink fondant. Flatten with rolling pin. Use flower cutter to cut out pieces. Place them on flower-forming cups. Make centers with white fondant balls covered in blue sugar and stick them in the middle. Let them dry until they harden.
- Bake cakes- The flavor is up to you.
- Let it cool- Until it’s room temperature.
- Make icing- And color it blue.
- Assemble– Place one cake on cake stand, ice the top, then, place the other cake on top and then, ice the whole cake.
- Add icing details- Pipe a swirl of frosting on top of the cake and use spatula to create a vertical pattern on the sides.
- Decorate– Gently place the dried flower on top of the cake.
Make a larger cake- This is a small 6 inch cake but you can make more flowers and use them to make a tiered cake or the typical 8 inch cake.
Decorate cupcakes- I decorated a cake but make smaller flowers and use them as cupcake toppers.
Do a cascading design- Make smaller flowers and stick them cascading down the side of the cake.
Try other colors- I chose a pink, blue and white color theme but you can use any colors you like.
Cover cake with fondant– I only iced the cake in frosting but yon make it even more polished by covering it in blue fondant. Then, stick the flower on top with royal icing.
Tips and Techniques
Homemade fondant vs. Marshmallow fondant- Either can be used. I prefer homemade fondant because it tastes really good. Also, you can buy pre-colored fondant and that means less work for you.
Don’t decorate a warm cake- This is very important because if the cake is warm, the icing as well as the decorations will start melting and get sticky and messy.
Decorations must be dry– If the flower is not dry, it will not hold its curved shape.
Use gum paste or combination of half fondant and half gum paste– This allows the flowers to dry quicker.
How long does it take for fondant flowers to dry? Typically, it takes 24 hours. However, the drying time may vary. It depends on the thickness that you rolled out the fondant. The thinner it is, the faster it dries. The thicker it is, the slower it dries. Drying time is also quicker when you live in dry climates where there is little to no humidity.
Is marzipan and fondant the same thing? No, fondant is made with marshmallows and marzipan is made with ground almonds.
Room temperature- Store decorated cake in a covered box for 24 hours.
Refrigerate– Store in a covered box for 3-5 days. Try not to touch the decorations as it’s coming to room temperature to prevent sticky smudge marks.
Freeze– Fondant decorations cannot be frozen and have to be stored at room temperature for up to 1 month, once completely dry. Decorated cakes cannot be frozen because when they thaw, the fondant decorations become sticky due to condensation.
Leftovers- Leftover cake after the party can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
More Easy Fondant Flower Cake Designs
Try any of these other flowers and use them as a cake decoration or topper.
- How to Make Fondant Daisies
- Ribbon Rose Cake
- How To Make Fondant Pansies
- How To Make Fondant Flowers (Fantasy style)
More Decorated Cakes
- Cake with Easy Fondant Bows
- Crying Baby Cake
- Father’s Day Tool Box Cake
- Mini Sushi Cake
- Tie Dye Shirt Cake
- Back To School Pencil Cake
- Blue Ombre Cake
- Butterfly Cake
- Galaxy Cake
- Easy Monster Cake
Fondant Flower Cake
- Roll out pink fondant.
- Roll out white fondant.
- Use a round tip to make small circle pieces and place them on top of the pink fondant.
- Once you have enough, flatten these circles with a rolling pin.
- Use a flower cutter to cut out a piece and place it on a flower-forming cup.
- For the center, make a small ball of white fondant and flatten it slightly.
- Brush some water or corn syrup on this white ball and roll it in blue sugar crystals until the ball is fully coated.
- Use scissors to cut the stamens into half inch pieces. Push these pieces individually along the sides of this sparkly blue ball.
- Brush some water or corn syrup in the center of your flower and stick your sparkly blue ball here.
- Let this flower dry overnight or 24 hours until they harden.
- Make smaller flowers for cupcakes, if you like, following the same steps.
- While the flowers are drying, bake orange cakes and allow them to cool completely.
- Also, prepare the cream cheese frosting and color it blue.
- Place one cake on a cake stand and spread icing on top.
- Place the other cake on top and press gently to secure it into place.
- Then, ice the entire cake until smooth.
- Use a spatula to create a vertical design all along the sides of the cake.
- Fill a piping bag with icing and attach a large star tip and ice a swirl on top of the cake.
- Place the fondant flower gently on top. Enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.