Make a Blizzard of Fondant Snowflakes Without Any Molds or Cutters

How to make fondant snowflakes without any molds or cutters

Here’s a real winter treat: snow you don’t have to shovel, trek through or clean off your car! These sweet snowflake decorations are made of fondant and don’t require any special cutters. (They do require some patience, but the results are worth it.)

Fondant Snowflakes

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • White fondant (buy it or make your own)
  • CMC powder
  • White pearl edible luster dust (optional)
  • Edible glue
  • Food-safe paintbrush
  • Instructions

    1. Prep the Fondant

    Work a tiny amount of CMC powder into your fondant. (1/2 teaspoon per 250g of fondant is a good rule of thumb!)

    2. Roll It Out

    Tutorial for fondant snowflakes

    Roll small amounts of fondant into tapered ropes, as shown. These are going to be the “arms” of your snowflake, and you’ll need to make six for each one.

    Step by step guide on how to make fondant snowflakes

    Roll out 12 smaller ropes of fondant, and use a dab of edible glue to attach them to the sides of each of the 6 longer ropes.

    3. Let ‘Em Rest

    Give your fondant parts about 30 minutes to set in a cool, dark spot.

    4. Assemble Each Flake

    Tutorial - how to make fondant snowflakes for cakes and cupcakes

    Once the fondant feels a little firmer, take some edible glue and attach the ends together to form your circular flake.

    5. Add the Center Details

    Easy and simple tutorial on how to make fondant snowflakes

    Take small amounts of fondant and shape into teardrops. (You’ll need six of these per snowflake.) Attach and pinch the thinner ends of the teardrops together to form V shapes. Use a little edible glue to stick them in place.

    6. Finish It Off with a Little Sparkle

    How to make fondant snowflakes tutorial

    When dry, add edible pearl luster dust for some shimmer and shine. Then place these hand-crafted beauties on top of cupcakes and cakes and enjoy!

    All images courtesy of Juniper Cakery

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