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Ribbon Rose Cake with Tutorial

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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 2 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
Small circle cutter

– 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.
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.
Fold over one corner of the strip.

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Step 2:
Start rolling and continue all the way to the end…

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Step 3:
Cut the end of your rose with scissors.
Discard the end.
Smooth out the bottom of your rose using your fingers.
All done! Let these dry overnight.

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Step 4:
Let’s make fondant leaves now…
Roll out green fondant.
Cut out circles using a medium circle cutter from the Wilton circle cutter set.
Using the same medium circle cutter, cut out two halves of each circle 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 5:
Pinch the center of each leaf until the ends stick together.

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Step 6:
Cut the pinched center with scissors. You now have two leaves.

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Step 7:
Smooth out the ends of of leaves with your fingers.
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. 

Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

59 comments on “Ribbon Rose Cake with Tutorial”

  1. Thanks for those sweet words Jodie. After you make your roses and leaves, let them dry until they are hard. Once all that moisture is gone, you can store it in a plastic container with a lid for as long as you want. Store at room temperature.

    My flowers and leaves haven’t gone bad and some of them have been sitting in a cabinet for 6 months. The key is to let them Dry fully since moisture leads to bacteria growth…ickkk!

    Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂

  2. Perfect!!! Thank you so much for the advice. I want to present this idea to my sister to see if she thinks we can do it for my parents. I think it would be adorable!!

    Have a wonderful day!!


  3. Beautiful! I love the tutorials btw….you make it look easy, but I’m not to sure yet…..

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