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Tips, Techniques and Tutorials for the Beginner Cake Decorator
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:
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.
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.
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.
Using the thin end of the leaf tool gently run a line down the centre of the leaf -
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.