Fondant Flowers for Cookies
Before we begin, I wanted to ask you if you noticed a few changes around here? Well, I thought it was about time to do a little update and make The Bearfoot Bake a little more organized and mobile-friendly. I hope you like the changes and bear with me as I get everything moved into the right categories. Once I do, I think everything will be easy to find so we can all focus on our creativity. Now let’s get on with today’s tutorial!
Have you seen some of the amazing cookies that are decorated with those cute little fondant flowers? They are beautiful! As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to find those little blue fondant flower molds and make a bunch add to my cookies.
I haven’t used them on my cookies yet because I can’t stop making them. I want to use them in a few tutorials soon and I hope you will like them.
Supplies for Fondant Flowers:
Mini Flower Molds
Food Gel Colors
A food-safe paintbrush to push the corn starch into the molds
When I decided to make fondant flowers, I searched high and low and found exactly what I was looking for in an Etsy shop called Mold World. I emailed the shop owner a few times with a few questions and she is very pleasant and helpful. I liked the shop because she said they make all of their molds with food-safe silicone and they have a great collection of molds to choose from. It took a little while for them to arrive because they are shipped from China, but, it was totally worth the wait. Actually, I forgot I ordered them and got a wonderful surprise when they did arrive.
To begin, make a batch of fondant and color it with any food gel colors you want to use.
Then, wash the molds well and make sure they are completely dry before you use them.
There are a few things I want you to know before you make them.
- The molds I found only have a few flower molds so if you plan on using them on a lot of cookies, or have a bakery, you will need to purchase several molds so the process will go faster.
- Also, if you let them dry for a few days, you can store them in a cool, dry, dark place and they will last up to 3 months. You can save yourself some stress and make them ahead of time.
- If you make some that have delicate petals, you may need to store them in a single layer so you don’t break the petals off.
- Make sure the molds you use are food safe. I ordered a few from a different shop that was not food safe. They won’t go to waste, I will use them in my craft room.
Once the molds are dry and the fondant is the color you want it to be, it is time to make some flowers. Use a paintbrush to dab the corn starch into the molds so the fondant flowers will be easy to remove. The paintbrush will help the corn starch l get down into every little nook and cranny.
Next, turn the mold over and tap out the excess. Do this for each mold and between each use so the flowers won’t stick.
Next, work the fondant until it is a bit soft and easy to work with.
Then, break off a small piece and roll it into a ball.
A small amount is all you need.
Now, push the fondant into one of the flower molds. Push it down with some pressure so it will get down into every groove. Pinch off any excess so the flower will flat on your cookies.
Continue until every mold is filled. Place them in the freezer for about 20 minutes so they will firm up which will make them easier to remove from the mold.
See how easily they pop out of the mold? Just be careful because they aren’t dry yet. They are cold but will lose their shape if you squeeze them or if they get warm in your hands. Quickly remove the fondant flowers and let them dry completely which may take a day or so.
You can leave your flowers just as they are or you can use a little petal dust to make the centers pink. Some decorators like to dust them with dry petal dust and some mix it with a drop of vodka, water, or lemon juice. I prefer to mix it with vodka. It won’t leave a funny taste on the flowers and it evaporates quickly which won’t make the fondant dissolve.
I won’t lie. This is very time-consuming. I painted the centers of three dozen or so and stopped. I like the look, but I didn’t want to spend three days painting them.
Aren’t they adorable? I can’t tell you how many I made because I lost count!
I can’t wait to make some cookies so I can use these cute fondant flowers for decorations because I have big plans for these tiny little things!
If you want some flower inspiration and tutorials, you should check out the post below.
Gorgeous Flower Cookies by Bella Sucre
Rainbow Flower Cookies by Bakingdom
Apple Blossom Flowers
Luau Cookies by Glorious Treats
Fall Bouquet by Bella Sucre
So stinkin’ cute!!
Yes, I’ve noticed the changes….LOVE THEM!!! And I love these little flowers….and the fact that you did the research to tell us where to get them. Lisa, you’re the best!!! Plaid hugs to you!!! Sharon
The website looks fantastic! Love your work.
So helpful the step-by-step pictures!
Wow – at first I thought I had typed in the wrong webpage – it’s new! It’s so funny, CookieCrazie posted a glaze clay mold tutorial today! I just ordered 4 molds and I can’t wait to to use your tutorial and CookieCrazie’s. By the way, I just got a notice from Amazon that I will be receiving your book on Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!
I have so many flower molds and thought I had them all until I see these. Good thing my birthday is next month – those are adorable flowers!
Love new look of your website. Thanks for all the useful tips!
Thank you Dimonty! 😉
Great start to some amazing cookies I am sure. I love the new look of your blog.
Thank you Shelly! 🙂
Love these! Great tutorial. Anyone know of a place to buy these that are NOT made in China? And since when does Etsy sell stuff made in China?!
Hi Kelley! I looked and everything I found was from China. They do sell silicone kits at Michael’s and other craft stores so you can make your own. 😉
Hi there! Thanks so much for the great photos and explanations! I bought the molds and have the fondant ready to go. I wanted to add these to my sugar cookies that are decorated with royal icing. If I add these fondant flowers to my cookies, will I still be able to bag my cookies in cellophane bags?
You shouldn’t have trouble bagging your cookies. I’d be careful to keep the bags a little on the loose side. If you pull tight they could break, but other than that they should be fine.