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HOW TO MAKE FONDANT BLOSSOM FLOWERS USING A SILICONE VEINER

In this tutorial I will show you how to make beautiful blossom flowers using a sculptured blossom cutter and veiner.

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED:

















STEP 1
Rub a little Sprink lightly over both sections of the veiner – I find this helps the fondant come out of the veiner easier.


Take your fondant and add a small amount of CMC powder as this helps the fondant to hold its shape (however, remember that it makes your fondant dry out quicker). Knead the fondant until it is soft and pliable and then roll it out to about 2mm thickness.

















STEP 2
Select your cutter (in this example I am using the medium 25mm) and push firmly into the fondant and cut out as many blossoms as you can from your piece and then remove the excess fondant from around the shapes. Make sure you wrap your excess fondant in plastic so it does not dry out.





 












STEP 3
Cover your cut fondant blossoms with some cling wrap whilst you work on 1 blossom at a time.



















STEP 4
Place your fondant blossom into the veiner – ensuring that the fondant petals are in line with the veiner petals. Close the veiner and gently press to imprint the fondant.


















STEP 5
Open the veiner, turn over and press the centre back of the veining mould – your blossom should drop out quite easily.



















STEP 6
Using your spatula, flip the blossom over as it comes out of the veiner upside down and place into your flower former.



















STEP 7
Brush a small amount of glue into the centre of your blossom and place one of the silver pearls. At this step you may prefer to use a small ball of a different colour fondant or even use dusts to paint a centre. Allow to dry – you can then store or use as required.

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