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HOW TO MAKE FONDANT LEAVES TO USE ON A TINKERBELL CAKE

In this tutorial I will show you how to make fondant leaves to use on a Tinkerbell cake.


ITEMS YOU WILL NEED:




STEP 1
Choose the leaf cutter that you think is the most appropriate size for your cake – it is your choice, the smaller the cutter the more leaves you will need to make. For this specific cake I calculated I needed to make approximately 100 leaves using a cutter with a diameter of 2.5cm at the widest point as shown below.




STEP 2
Spray your board with a small amount of sprink to stop your fondant sticking and roll out the fondant to about 3mm thick. Cut out your leaves using your chosen cutter.



STEP 3
Wrap your excess fondant in plastic and store your cut leaves under some cling wrap or plastic so they do not dry too fast. Place a leaf on the thin foam block. I use a think foam block as it helps create defined veining on the leaf without causing it to ruffle too much. A thicker foam pad can cause the leaf to tear and ruffle on the edges.



STEP 4
Using the thin end of the leaf tool gently run a line down the centre of the leaf - then continue to add lines on the leaf starting at the top and working form the centre line outwards as shown below. Place the petals on a tray to dry.




STEP 5
Once dry you can store for weeks before using – I like to make my items at least a week or 2 before I need them so that I am not rushing to finish a cake and they are easier to handle when dry. Apply the leaves to the fondant covered cake with a small amount of  edible glue.


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