In today’s tutorial…I will show you how to make the simplest tulips ever, using the most basic tools.
This tutorial is also very versatile because you can use these same instructions to make decorated cookies like I did OR use them to make cupcake toppers.
This is what I used:
Orange flavored sugar cookies (Diameter: approximately 3 inches)
Bright pink or red fondant
Corn syrup or royal icing
Powdered sugar for dusting work surface
Smallest heart cutter from the Wilton heart cutter set
Circle cutter (Diameter: approximately 3 inches)
Roll out yellow fondant.
Use a circle cutter to cut out a yellow piece. The cutter should be the same size as your cookie.
Brush a thin coat of corn syrup on top of your cookie.
Gently, place the yellow circle piece on top of this cookie.
Press lightly with your fingers until it sticks into place.
Keep aside and move on to the next step.
Roll out some bright pink fondant.
Use the heart cutter to cut out heart pieces.
Use your knife to cut each heart piece in half.
They will look like tear drops.
Use your fingers to smooth out the corners of these tear drops.
Bring out your fondant covered cookie.
Brush some corn syrup on the area where you want your tulip to be located.
Each tulip will need 3 tear drops.
Start off by sticking one tear drop in the center. Then stick another tear drop on its right and another tear drop on its left.
Press a toothpick gently along each tear drop to make these tulips look a little realistic.
Bring out your green fondant.
Roll it into a long and thin rope. This will be the stem of the tulip.
Use some corn syrup to stick it into place.
Use a knife to cut off excess near the ends.
Roll out some green fondant into a ball and then shape it into a cone shape.
Then, flatten it with your fingers until you have something that looks like a leaf.
Press a toothpick gently along the center of this leaf.
Use corn syrup to stick this leaf along the side of the stem.
Add as many leaves as you like. I added 3 leaves in total.
This is optional but to make the leaves look a bit more realistic, I use my index finger and thumb to twist the sides of the leaves VERY gently.
And you are done!
I hope you use this tutorial to make pretty tulips for your family and friends 🙂