Fondant Carnations Tutorial








This is a tutorial on how to make these beautiful fondant carnation flowers. They are really quite easy to make and require only a few tools.

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(1) Two Crinkled Cookie Cutters (3 inch and 2 inch)

(2) A Rolling Pin

(3) Paint Brushes

(4) Floral Wires

(5) Flower Drying Racks

(6) Round Frosting Tip (I used Wilton No. 10 Tip)

(7) An Electric Kettle, Hand Steamer or Pot of Boiling Water

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(1) Fondant. I use marshmallow fondant

(2) Pink and Green Color Paste

(3) Water

(4) Pink Pearl Dust

(5) Vodka









(1) Cut out floral wires into lengths of about 4 inches. Bend one end of the wires to form a loop.

(2) Color your fondant a light shade of pink.

(3) Roll out the fondant and use the 3 inch cookie cutter to cut out circles. You will need 2 crinkled circles per flower.

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(4) Using the side of a paint brush, thin out the edges of the circles to create ruffles.

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(5) Brush a little bit of water in the middle of a circle place the other circle on it.

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(4) Fold both circles to form a semi-circle.

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(5) Brush some water in the middle of the folded circle, embed a floral wire into one end of the semi-circle and wrap it around the wire. Be careful not to squish the ruffles while wrapping (light touch).

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(6) Bend the other end of the floral wire and hang the flowers upside down on a drying rack for at least 8 hours, preferably until the next day. You need this part of the flower to dry so it is not indented during the rest of the process, thus affecting the bloom.

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TIP: You can also make smaller flowers using a 1 inch cookie cutter. I love showing size variety in my floral arrangements.

(7) Roll out the leftover pink fondant and cut out circles using the 2 inch cutter. Note: The cutters here must be smaller than those used earlier on. You will need 3 crinkled circles per flower.

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(8) Ruffle the ends of the circles like you did before and stack 3 circles on each other with water.

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(9) Make a hole in the middle of the circles using the frosting tip (or any other tool of your choice).

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(10) Brush around the hole with some little water and drape the circles over a dried flower. Push the circles as far down as you can so it forms a full bloom with the rest of the flower.

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(11) Dry the flowers on a drying rack for about 5 hours.

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(12) Color some fondant green, divide it into small balls  and shape them into cones using the end of a paint brush.

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(13) Apply some water to the base of the flowers and push in the cones to cover the flower base.

(14) Allow the base to dry for a couple of hours.

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(15) Steam the flowers for a few seconds (2 seconds max) over some boiling water. If you have a hand steamer, use it. This will make the flowers glossy.

(16) Mix some pink pearl dust with vodka and use it to brush the tip of the flower petals.

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(17) Allow the flowers to dry for about an hour before using. These flowers can be made weeks/months in advance.









(1) Fondant Ruffles Flower Tutorial










Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. With a style of cooking he refers to as Afro-European Fusion, his meals are influenced greatly by French and Italian Cuisine with a West African twist. If you love good food, you are in for the ride of your life.

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48 comments on “Fondant Carnations Tutorial
  1. dumski arinze says:

    Lovely well don terry

  2. Peace says:

    I’m so trying this, so easy yet extremely beautiful!!! Thanks

  3. iyi ifunanya says:

    Thanks so much Terry.very helpful tutorial

  4. Janet says:

    This tutorial came just in time! This is perfect for a wedding cake! Thank you thank you! Awesome work terry

  5. chizzz says:

    Awwwwwww. They r soooo pretty Terry.Cant wait to try mine tomorrow. Hope its as beautiful as urs.

  6. Gloria says:

    Nailed it Terry. This was one of the first flowers I learnt to make. Hmmmm I just might go make me some for the fun of it.

  7. palak goel says:

    Thank u so much for every bit of it

  8. palak goel says:

    awsum…work..thanks for sharing

  9. Ivie says:

    this is so easy. Thanks Terry.looking forward to more of ur lessons.

  10. Teniola Adamson says:

    Well done boss

  11. Adekunle adebola christiana says:

    The genuis @ it again.well done

  12. adebukola says:

    Nice one,tank u terry

  13. adebukola says:

    Thank u terry

  14. Juliet F. Santos says:

    Thank you,for this tutorial. I learned and easy to understand.

  15. chukwudi Tobechukwu says:

    Terry, Thanks for this great idea.

  16. Chinonso says:

    Nice one Terry. God bless you

  17. Uche says:

    I never imagined it could be this simple.Thanks Terry.

  18. eloho says:

    Thanks again! Pls how can i steam without hand steamer if it is possible?

  19. eloho says:

    Pls ignore that question. I jt found the answer in the equipment list. Thanks!

  20. queen says:

    tanks sooo much @ janet i second u too. soo right in tym

  21. Suzzan Moore says:

    You inspire me Terry. Will get back to you with the results. Thanks for sharing.

  22. oluyinka says:

    Wow this is awesome. will try them out. ps sir how can you store fondant flowers for months?

  23. Latoier Jones says:

    Hey Terry Adido, I’am a brand new baker from Oklahoma City. I working on my first wedding cake in August, so one of the flowers she wont on her wedding cake are Carnation. I just wont to say you did a good job and, I’m going to do mine the same why. So I was woundering what flowers you can do and, if I need help on something will you mind helping me. If so how can I get a hold to you Thanks.

    • Terry Adido says:

      You are welcome Latoier. Glad I could help. You can find some of my other flowers here. You can always drop a message here or send me a message on my Facebook page also called Grated Nutmeg. All the best with your wedding cake in August.

  24. Joy says:

    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial, Terry. I think you have an adorable personality which comes through even in your interactions. And you have an admirable way of making the most complex of things look so simple. In my opinion, that is an absolutely great quality. You are constantly in my prayers, Terry. May God bless you immensely and enlarge your territoy, amen. #TaughtByTheBest

  25. Joy says:

    Terry, please how did you make the accompanying pretty little red flowers in the white carnations in the cake above? Thank you.

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