DIY Mini Rosette Cake Toppers

Contributor post by Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land 

Cake cuteness DIY - mini rosette cake topper edition. You'll be excited at how easy it is to make a cute little bunch of roses and leaves for your next cake creation. You can even whip these up and nestle them on top of a store-bought cake for a handmade touch.

You will need:
  • A ball of pink fondant (also known as sugar paste), a smaller ball of green fondant. You can purchase fondant ready-made at baking supply and craft superstores, or you can make your own fondant if you're feeling extra sassy. Fondant usually comes in white, so you can colour it using a tiny bit of gel food colouring in whichever colours you like. Cover your fondant when not in use with plastic wrap as it will dry out. 
  • A rolling pin
  • Some cornstarch for working with fondant
  • A sharp knife
  • A leaf cutter (optional) - you can also cut out leaf shapes with your knife. 

Step 1
Pull away some pink fondant from the larger ball and roll it in your hands to create a a sphere.

Step 2
With a back and forth motion, roll the ball between your hands until you get this lovely pink log shape. Use a little cornstarch in your hands to avoid sticky fondant.

Step 3
Take you rollling pin and roll out the "log."

Roll it out nice and thin into a strip.

Step 4
Using your fingers, begin to roll the strip towards the other end.

Now you have a super cute little mini rosette shape!

Step 5
Using a sharp knife, cut off 1/4 of one side of your rosette. Using your hands, shape the rosette's cut off side to give it a rounded appearance.

Step 6
Repeat until you have all the rosettes you would like!

Step 7
Roll out the green fondant. Using your leaf cutter or a sharp knife, cut out a leaf shape. You can use the knife to create leaf veins, also.

Step 8
Fashion your rosettes and leaves together - wouldn't this be so cute and perfect on top of a birthday cake, or even on top of a Thanksgiving pie?

Step 9
Place your rosette topper and leaves any way you like on top of a frosted cupcake.

Step 10 
Now put on your party frock, place your cupcakes on a tray and cruise on out to your party guests with your hands full of adorable rosette topped cakes! Enjoy!

Cakes, styling and photos by Lyndsay Sung 

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Tracey Ayton Photography said...

That is the most adorable cupcake ever! Those little rosettes are to die for. Off to check out Lyndsay!

Unknown said...

Oh my this is such a good idea! Looks easy enough! Thanks for sharing xx

The Blue Farmhouse said...

That's too cute...I must try this.

Coco Cake Land said...

@tracey - thanks so much! i hope you try it out! ^__^

@richele - thank you! my pleasure - give it a try!

@the blue farmhouse - thanks so much - hooray!

Eileen | said...

This is adorable! You make it look so easy :)

Coco Cake Land said...

@eileen - thanks so much - it really IS easy! :)