I know I'm no where close to be a pro at cakes or fondant. This was my first time making it and using it. Setting my sights high, I know! I searched Google for a tutorial on how to make fondant roses, and I found this video. (I didn't have a sheet protector, so I actually just put it on the counter with plastic wrap. I also don't have the color paste, so I just used regular food coloring, and it wasn't sticky. I also didn't have the gum stuff she mentions, and the roses held up on their own. Wow, you'd think if I was missing so many components I would have failed...I defeated the odds ha ha:)). I was super excited because it looked so easy, and it really was!
My very first rose, I know it's not perfect, but I was so proud!
After making a couple I didn't want to lay them on the counter because the petals would flatten, so I inserted toothpicks in the bottom and stuck them into my dish sponge, and it totally worked! They stayed like that until I was ready to put them on the cake.
This was the final product. I kept the toothpicks on the roses and stuck them into the cake. I learned something while doing this cake, I rolled the fondant our too thin, so you can kind of see the cake through the fondant, so keep that thicker. Also, I had to put a border of frosting around the bottom because it wasn't nice and even in some parts.
Also, some of the fondant started drying out, and that's where I got the little cracks around the edges of the petals.
I'm so glad I decided to try this. I'd always wanted to, and I definitely learned some tips for next time! If you don't try, you'll never know!