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. ashley bridger says

    I would Love to see how to make a mini rose…i keep meaning to try it out but I always forget..too cute! 🙂

  2. Gabby says

    I love these. I’ve been looking through a lot of your posts recently, and I love your work. They’re very inspiring, and I keep coming back and looking at the photos, entries, and tutorials because I’d like to make some lovely things for my daughter’s first birthday. Thank you for taking the time to write these instructions and give details on where you purchased your supplies!

  3. Diana Viera says

    Louise ~ Thank you for posting this! I made mini roses for a 6″ cake and I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t so happy with it. The book that I was using said to pinch it with your fingers while rolling them with your hands. The cake came out cute but I still wasn’t happy with it. I like your tutorial much better. If you e-mail me, I can send you the picture so you can see what I mean. ~ D

  4. michelle says

    This is fantastic. Can you tell me what he icing is in the top photo of the little cakes with the mini roses on – thank you.

  5. Kirsty says

    I have admired these mini roses for ages and now have the occassion where I can make them.
    I’ve pracised the rose and am so suprised at how easy it is to do. My dilema now is cupcakes or cookies mmmm…

    Louise I do have a question – what is the white icing you use on the cookies?

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