Have your roses, and eat them, too!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so I decided I would give myself roses. (The best kind … edible.) So I made these rose covered cupcakes. I initially wanted to make realistic looking fondant roses, but I didn’t have the time to figure out this art, so I made this version. Okay… maybe I’ll just call them flowers.

Rose Covered Cupcakes [1]

Anyway, If you’ve worked with fondant before, these are pretty easy and great for a beginner like me. I colored the fondant, rolled it flat and then cut some uneven strips. Then, I just started at one end and rolled them up. This was even easy enough for my six-year-old niece to pull off. Take a look:



I used:
Wilton Rolled Fondant [4]
Wilton Icing Colors [5] I used red and a little purple to make them a deeper color. These products can be found at most craft stores.

Here’s an even prettier ribbon rose method [6] by CakeJournal.

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2256898882/

[2] Image: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Ifc8wjPbTDI/R6-31TNfhEI/AAAAAAAAAGg/uMIgIDhNl_E/s1600-h/roses.jpg

[3] Image: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ifc8wjPbTDI/R6-5mzNfhFI/AAAAAAAAAGo/omwZzgAw8UM/s1600-h/roses2.jpg

[4] Wilton Rolled Fondant: http://www.wilton.com/yearbook/productinfo/rolledfondant.cfm

[5] Wilton Icing Colors: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30B2D9-475A-BAC0-5D5C3DB846DFD354&fid=3E33265A-475A-BAC0-597A6ED538D55E2B

[6] ribbon rose method: http://www.cakejournal.com/2007/06/how-to-make-ribbon-rose-in-40-sec.html