1. I made my fondant according to the recipe, but I cut it in half because I don't need a ton of fondant for this cake. It turns out white so you can color it whatever color you want.
2. I colored my fondant. I used Wilton Icing Colors and Gel Icing Coloring. I am not brand loyal at this point, it is whatever color I pick up at whatever craft shop I am at that matches the color I picture in my head. (Probably one reason I am not a professional yet). To color the fondant, I put in a few drops of coloring and rub in more shortening and a touch of powdered sugar. This helps it mix in evenly. Please note on my purple fondant I left it looking tie-dyed on purpose.
3. I got ready to cut out my shapes. I bought this nestled cookie cutter set the other day at the store. The center flower was the perfect size for the project I am doing and it was cheap. I think I picked up this whole set for less than $3.
4. I rolled out my fondant pretty thin so it would be extra moldable. It was about 1/8" thick. Then I just started cutting out flowers. Make sure you have some powdered sugar on your counter before rolling out the fondant or you end up with a mess stuck to your counter....not telling how I know this. :)
5. I shaped the flowers how I wanted them and set them in my mini muffin pan to help them dry into shape and store them until they go on the finished cake.
I made 4 different colors of flowers although the colors aren't showing up great in the pictures. My camera was not cooperating with getting the true colors. I have hot pink, violet, blue violet, and pale pink flowers. What do you think? Is this a project you would tackle? Come back next week and see the finished cake!!!