Ribbon Rose Cake with Tutorial

Use this step by step tutorial to make an easy tiered Ribbon rose cake out of marshmallow fondant. Great for birthdays and even Spring or Summer parties!

Valentine’s day will soon be here and I am planning on serving this beautiful ribbon rose cake at a small party I am having for some of my closest family/friends.

This Ribbon rose cake is very simple to make and you don’t need many cutters or fancy tools. 

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I used to actually make these roses out of real ribbons and glue them onto gift boxes.

When I tried making these roses with fondant, it worked just as well and looked just as pretty!

So, I made a two round mango cakes (6 inches and 8 inches), frosted them in mango frosting, covered them in homemade white marshmallow fondant and then decorated everything with yellow/ pink ribbon roses and green leaves.

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To make this Ribbon rose cake, you will need the following supplies:

Red marshmallow fondant
Green marshmallow fondant
Rolling pin
Pizza cutter
Knife
Small circle cutter

Note:
– These roses can be made with fondant but that takes fairly long to dry. I suggest using a 50/50 mixture which dries faster. To make this mixture, mix half gum paste and half fondant and knead well and it is ready to use.
– If you don’t have time to make this ribbon rose cake, you can use these fondant ribbon roses to decorate cupcakes or petit fours.  

Step 1:
Roll out fondant or 50/50 mixture.

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Step 2:
Using a pizza cutter or a fondant cutter, cut ribbons which are 1 inches wide and 8 inches long.
If you want to make smaller roses, cut strips which are thinner and shorter.

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Step 3:
Fold over one corner of the strip.

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Step 4:
Start rolling and continue all the way to the end…

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…until it looks like this.

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Step 5:
Cut the end of your rose with scissors.

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Step 6:
Discard the end.

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Step 7:
Smooth out the bottom of your rose using your fingers.

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Step 8:
All done! Let these dry overnight.

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Step 9:
Let’s make fondant leaves now…
Roll out green fondant.

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Step 10:
Cut out circles using a medium circle cutter from the Wilton circle cutter set.

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Step 11:
Using the same medium circle cutter, cut out two halves of each circle…

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…and you would end up with these leaf shapes. If you wish, you can stop here and actually use these as leaves for your cake OR you can continue with the rest of the steps…

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Step 12:
Pinch the center of each leaf until the ends stick together.

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Step 13:
Cut the pinched center with scissors. You now have two leaves.

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Step 14:
Smooth out the ends of of leaves with your fingers.

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Step 15:
All done! Let them dry overnight.

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Now that you know how to make fondant ribbon roses and fondant leaves, use them to decorate your cakes and cupcakes. 

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Well, that’s al for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

59 Comments

  1. Kim

    May 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Beautiful, very simple tutorials…………..great work……

  2. Margarita Garzón

    August 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Super genial, muy lindas todas las decoraciones y super prácticas !!! Ya quiero conseguirme las herramientas e implementos y tener disponibilidad de tiempo para poner en practica lo aprendido y sorprender a mi hijo y mis amigos. Gracias en verdad muchas gracias por compartir !!! Me encanta todo lo que tiene que ver con pastelería, resposteria y comidas ricas !!! Tk’S

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