Poinsettias flowers aside from giving our sweet creations a very nice finish, it also adds a touch of Christmas to them. The poinsettias that I present to you today I made using fondant cutters that many already have at home. I used two kinds of cutters the ones for hydrangeas and the daisy ones.
These flowers are very useful for small jobs such as Cookies, Cakes and mini cupcakes. I hope these tips help and inspire you!
What you needed to do mini poinsettias or poinsettias:
• Fondant red or white
• Cutters shaped flowers (see link below)
• Dishes or molds to dry flowers
Note: If you have gum paste used that instead of fondant. If you need the sugar paste recipe, look for it here: Recipes Fondant Mari’s Cakes. A good combination to make sugar flowers or figures is 50% gum paste and 50% fondant. I used fondant and tylo for this project.
If you are interested in these cutters, get them here: Catalina Flower Fondant Cake Sugarcraft Decorating Kit (46pcs) .
A large cutter and the small cutter of the same pattern is needed.
Allow flowers to dry in a curved plate, if you don't have an adequate one, you may use a clean egg carton, or make your own with aluminum foil.
What works for me…
• If you live in a very humid climate, it is better to use a mixture of 1 cup cornstarch (80 g) with ½ cup powdered sugar (60 g) to work with fondant. This powder is used to sprinkle in the area where you will roll your fondant and sometimes over the fondant so that the rolling pin won't stick to it.
• Glue the gold dragees with a little vodka, it sticks well, dries fast and is not sticky. I also use this to glue small fondant pieces.
Are you looking for recipes of soft and tasty cupcakes? I recommend the following:
• Vanilla Cupcakes
• Chocolate Cupcakes
• Pumpkin Cupcakes
• Gingerbread Cupcakes
• Red Velvet Cupcakes
• Strawberry Cupcakes
• Eggnog Cupcakes
My best wishes to you all, and may you have a holiday vacation filled with love and peace!
I will be organizing something to give with the Holiday Cakes eBook funds. Remember that I had mention that part of the sales was to donate for orphans, elderly and families in need in Dominican Republic? A big thanks to all who have purchased the ebook for your support and contribution! This does not end here, the donations are for each copy of this ebook I sell throughout the entire year and the donations that you send through Heavenly Bridge, so I am counting on all of you. The records will always be available to those interested in checking.
Because of his kindness, you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves; it too is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it. - Ephesians 2:8-9