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Rolled Fondant Flowers

with Gary Chapman
Rolled Fondant Flowers
Grow your garden of cake decorating skills with the creator of fabric-effect fondant flowers, Gary Chapman.

Learn easy techniques to create double-sided and textured fondant as Gary shares his professional decorating tips for manipulating fondant into a bouquet of fabric-effect flowers. Roll fondant into roses, rosebuds and fabric-effect leaves as you create a garden of rose varieties, including pleated and cabochon roses and rosettes. You will love Gary’s step-by-step guidance through the construction of each petal, flower and arrangement and knowing how to create a variety of fabric roses in any stage of bloom.  

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Lesson 1. Introduction and Inspiration

  • Meet your Instructor, Gary Chapman, as he discusses where he finds inspiration for making fabric-effect flowers. He'll also teach you how to make the 50/50 fondant/gum paste mixture you'll use for all of your flowers.


Lesson 2. Double-Sided and Textured Fondant

  • Make two-toned flower petals and leaves as Gary shares his tips for creating and texturing double-sided fondant.


Lesson 3. The Rolled Rose

  • Start with a simple rolled rose before Gary shows you how to add leaves and mount your roses on toothpicks and skewers for larger displays.


Lesson 4. Rose Variations

  • Expand your botanical talents as you learn to make Gary's pleated and Cabochon rose variations.


Lesson 5. Rosebuds and Leaves

  • Learn to make rosebuds and rolled- or folded-edge leaves. Then watch as Gary demonstrates how to attach the leaves to your roses and buds to create beautiful fabric-effect flowers.


Lesson 6. Arranging Roses and Leaves

  • Make a plaque base and then pile it high with a variety of beautiful rolled roses and leaves to make a stunning cake topper.


Lesson 7. Rosettes, Blossoms and Double-Sided Flowers

  • Add a few more floral varieties to your toolbox as Gary demostrates rosettes, blossoms and double-sided flowers.

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