Fondant snowflakes are a pretty decoration to make for holiday cakes, cookies or cupcakes and even as lovely accents for table centerpieces. This techniques makes less elegant snowflakes that are perfect for rustic Christmas designs.The fondant tubes for the process are created using a decorative press set but you can also simply roll the fondant into sausage shapes using your fingertips.
To make several types of fondant You will need:
- White fondant
- Decorative press set
- Snowflake shaped cutter
- Silver dragees
- White cake sparkles
- Colored luster dust
- Ball tool
- Sharp knife
Decide on the type of snowflake pattern that you wish to use. The wonderful part about creating snowflakes out of fondant is that you can make different designs that reflect the fact that no two snowflakes are alike. Premade stencils, cutters and snowflake patterns make this process very simple or you can create your own snowflakes.
If you are using a decorative press then you should knead a little Crisco or vegetable shortening into the fondant to keep it soft. Dust a little cornstarch on your work surface before getting started so your designs do not stick.