Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

In April, I had the sweet pleasure of attending the Wilton Sweet Up event and was able to meet some of the other Sweet Treat bloggers in real life. One of those fabulous ladies was Marilyn, blogger of Pink Martinis and Pearls. We were both in awe of each other from the first time we met. She kept asking “How do you do it all?” and she also picked my brain about social media & marketing strategies. Oh and me? I was drooling over her gorgeous cupcake designs and her amazing sugar cookie decorating skills.

Today Marilyn is guest blogging for me and sharing a truly FABULOUS fondant daisies tutorial!  I used fondant to make these Graduation Diploma Toppers last month and they turned out so cute. My love for fondant went from non-existent to head-over-heels. With fondant, it’s incredibly easy to create something unique and once you try it, you won’t want to go back to just frosting!

Ask yourself these 3 cupcake questions:
Do you want to make your cupcakes fabulous?
Do you want to stand apart from the sprinkles and (yawn) stick topper crowd?
Are you ready to be the center of attention at your next gathering?
I’ll answer for you…”YES!” To all of the above! Yes, you do!

Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

Let’s get you started on your fabulous way! It’s very easy.
What You’ll Need to Make Fondant Daisies:

The Very Basics -
1. Rolled Fondant (white or colored, depending on your color choices)
2. Fondant Plunger (to make the daisies)
3. Corn Starch or Powder Sugar (for dusting on your rolling surface)
4. Rolling Pin (obvi, no?)
5. Water (to dampen the surface of the daisies to adhere the centers to the flowers and for Disco Dust application, which is optional, but why? It’s fabulous too!)

What I Used -
• Rolled Fondant, (tinted with Wilton Icing Colors – Rose Pink and Yellow)
• PME Daisy Fondant Plunger
Wilton Water Brush (water reservoir with brush tip)
• Disco Dust (edible glitter) & my favorite dusting brush
Wilton #11 Decorating Tip (used as a cutter to make the yellow centers of the daisies)
• Wilton Brush (I used the end of the brush to push out the daisy’s center from the #11 decorating tip)

Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

 

How To Make Fondant Daisies:

1. Dust rolling surface with cornstarch. (I prefer this over powdered sugar)
2. Roll out (pink) colored fondant very thin. (see photo of daisy below)
3. Take plunger and use like a cookie cutter. While the plunger is still on top of the fondant, push down slightly on the plunger top to press the pattern into the fondant. You’ll get the hang of this.
4. Pick up the plunger which will have the daisy fondant inside of it and pop it out using plunger. How easy was that? You are on your way to cupcake fabulousness!
5. To make the yellow centers of the daisy, either roll a small amount of fondant and flatten or take a #11 decorating tip for the large daisy shape and use the small opening as a cookie cutter. Remove the centers from the tip by placing the rounded end of a brush in the opening and push it out towards the larger end.
6. Dampen the pink daisy with water either with your finger, a brush or the water pen. Place the yellow fondant center on top. Dampen the yellow center.
7. Sprinkle the finished daisy with Rainbow Disco Dust (Rainbow is a clear sparkle)

Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

I usually let them dry and harden on a paper towel before I place them on a cupcake so the petals won’t bend down unless they’re placed on a flatter iced surface. While you’re in fondant mode and everything is out, make extras! Let them dry completely so they harden up and you’ll have these little cupcake charms for future projects.

Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

Imagine walking into a party with a tray of these! Move over sprinkles and cardboard topper cupcakes, there’s a new girl in Cupcake Town and she’s Fabulous! And she’s YOU!

Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

I had a…

Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

…. time visiting with you today on Danielle’s blog. Thank you sweetie, for inviting me!
(Tray is made by Novogratz.)

Fabulous Fondant Daisies Tutorial

Ingredients

  • Rolled Fondant, (tinted with Wilton Icing Colors - Rose Pink and Yellow)
  • PME Daisy Fondant Plunger (to make the daisies)
  • Corn Starch or Powder Sugar (for dusting on your rolling surface)
  • Rolling Pin (obvi, no?)
  • Wilton Water Pen (water reservoir with brush tip)
  • Disco Dust (edible glitter) & my favorite dusting brush
  • Wilton #11 Decorating Tip (used as a cutter to make the yellow centers of the daisies)
  • Wilton Brush (I used the end of the brush to push out the daisy’s center from the #11 decorating tip)

Instructions

  1. Dust rolling surface with cornstarch. (I prefer this over powdered sugar)
  2. Roll out (pink) colored fondant very thin. (see photo of daisy below)
  3. Take plunger and use like a cookie cutter. While the plunger is still on top of the fondant, push down slightly on the plunger top to press the pattern into the fondant. You’ll get the hang of this.
  4. Pick up the plunger which will have the daisy fondant inside of it and pop it out using plunger. How easy was that? You are on your way to cupcake fabulousness!
  5. To make the yellow centers of the daisy, either roll a small amount of fondant and flatten or take a #11 decorating tip for the large daisy shape and use the small opening as a cookie cutter. Remove the centers from the tip by placing the rounded end of a brush in the opening and push it out towards the larger end.
  6. Dampen the pink daisy with water either with your finger, a brush or the water pen. Place the yellow fondant center on top. Dampen the yellow center.
  7. Sprinkle the finished daisy with Rainbow Disco Dust (Rainbow is a clear sparkle)
http://www.framedfrosting.com/2014/07/fabulous-fondant-daisies-tutorial.html

Have you made fondant cupcake toppers before?
If not, do you think you’ll try them now?

Fruttare Mango Frozen Fruit Bars

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsord by Fruttare on behalf of Clever Girls Collective. However, all opinions are my own.

You may not know this about me, but I am a huge fan of frozen fruit bars, ice creams, and other frozen treats! I always have a stash of them in my freezer and am constantly trying new flavors. Last weekend I was browsing the grocery store for a new flavor when I spotted a box of Fruttare Mango bars. I am not normally a huge fan of mangos but I decided to step outside my comfort zone and quickly threw the box in my cart.

Fruttare Mango Frozen Fruit Bars

Fruttare Mango Frozen Fruit Bars

Later that night, I was searching through my freezer when I spotted those Mango bars hidden behind my frozen fruit that I use for smoothies. That’s when the idea hit me! I immediately got out my NutriBullet and whipped up a smoothie using frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries, 1 Fruttare Mango bar, and a splash of almond milk.

It worked out perfectly and the frozen fruit bar provided a perfect amount of sweetness to the smoothie. I will definitely continue to use these bars in smoothies because let’s face it, who knows how to cut up a mango?! (If you know how then I give mad props to you!)

Fruttare Mango Frozen Fruit Bars

Fruttare Mango Frozen Fruit Bars

I am so glad I stepped outside of my comfort zone and tried the Mango flavor because it’s delicious! It’s sweet and creamy and made with frozen fruit and real fruit juice. I will continue to use these in my smoothies as well as eating them straight up!  I might even try some of the other Fruttare flavors: Strawberry & Milk, Peach & Milk, Mixed Berries & Milk, Black Cherry, and Pineapple.

Disclaimer: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Have you had Fruttare frozen fruit bars before?
If not, what flavor would you try?

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Kitchen Essentials from Wayfair Daily Deals

Disclaimer: This recipe has been sponsored by Wayfair as a member of their Wayfair Homemaker Community. However, all opinions are my own.

One of my favorite home decor websites, Wayfair, just recently launched a new feature on their site called Wayfair Daily Deals. Each day there are new collections filled with items that are available on sale, but only for 72 hours. There are collections for bedroom furniture, area rugs, office chairs, patio furniture, kitchenware, and more.

Today I am sharing a few of my favorite pieces from the Eat Bright: Cookware collection. All of the items shown below are on sale until 6/19 and then they will return to their original price. So if you’ve got your eye on a piece below, make sure to grab it now!

Kitchen Essentials from Wayfair Daily Deals Ziggy Cutting Board – $18.99 / Le Creuset Utensil Set – $84.95

  Kitchen Essentials from Wayfair Daily Deals KitchenAid Hand Mixer – $44.16 / KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $349.99

  Kitchen Essentials from Wayfair Daily Deals Le Creuset Signature French Oven – $179.95 / Le Creuset Heritage Dish – $39.95

I don’t currently own any Le Creuset cookware so I am definitely getting my hands on one of these…as soon as I decide on a color! I’m thinking the Carribean is a nice, blue color and perfect for Summer. I’ve also got my eye on that chevron cutting board…isn’t it adorable?

What items would you purchase from the Wayfair Daily Deals?
Do you own any Le Creuset cookware? If so, which color?

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