How to make a quick mini rose

Quick mini rose tutorial

I got a few request on how to make a quick mini rose like the ones on the photo. They are super easy to do and even kids can make them.

The equipment is only:
Colored rolled fondant or gum paste
Small knife
Small leaf cutter
You make the quick mini roses in the palm of your hand, so remember to use some cornstarch on your hands, to prevent the roses from sticking.

Step 1:
Take a small amount of fondant and roll it into a ball and then roll it into a little sausage.
The amount of fondant determine the size of your mini rose. I like to go with a hazelnut or pea size when I make them.

Quick mini rose tutorial 1

Step 2:
Flatten the sausage with your fingers. Dont make it to flat and thinly. Use your forefinger and roll it into a little rose.
At this point you could use a rolling pin, but I find that this can change the look of the mini rose. Thats why I just flatten it with my fingers.

Quick mini rose tutorial 2

Step 3:
Cut any excess fondant of the mini rose with a knife, if needed.

Quick mini rose tutorial 3

To make the small leafs: Take some green rolled fondant. Cut out a small circle with the wide end of a piping tip. Now with the tip cut off small bits of the green circle. Pinch one of the ends and you have a small leaf.

Happy Caking!



  1. Bridget says

    Louise, how do you attach the mini-roses? Will a little water do the trick or do you need to use royal icing? Thanks!

  2. Heidi says

    Hi Louise

    Thank you so much for this blog! I work really long hours and dream of baking all day long! I check out your blog every 5min, i read and re read your posts and marvel at all the beautiful and wonderful things you make!You really inspire me! I dont have much time to bake as there is always housework to catch up on when i am home, but i really really love your work and am so keen to try it! i made some mmf last night and being friday, i am going to “play” all morning tomorrow! thank you so much! i really appreciate all your hard and beautiful work! (south africa)

  3. Trudi says

    I stumbled onto this site while looking for something. I think it’s fantastic… thanks for showing us how it’s done.
    Can i ask how you did the leaves.. did you use a cutter? if so, which one?
    Thanks heaps

  4. says

    Ivona: You can just color some white fondant/gumpast or just use ready colored paste.

    Jenie: The first times I made mmf it was ivory. But the next day when I knead it it got more white. its abit like hard candy, the more you knead the more white it get. The only problem is the amount of air bubbles.

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