Do you guys know what quilling is?! If not, it’s a really cool technique that involves rolling strips of paper and arranging them into beautiful designs like flowers, butterflies and so on.

I thought it would be nice to do the same technique with fondant and see what happens. Well, I am happy to say that it worked out perfectly.

I made simple flowers that are great for decorating girly cakes or cupcakes. You can even add more rolled strips to make these flowers look “fuller.”

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To make these quilled flowers, you will need the following supplies:

Red gumpaste or 50/50
Light blue gumpaste or 50/50
Yellow gumpaste or 50/50
Embossing mat
Circle cutter
Pizza cutter or a strip cutter
Rolling pin

These are the steps:

Step 1:
Start off my rolling red and light blue gumpaste or 50/50.

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Step 2:
Use a pizza cutter or a fondant strip cutter to cut out numerous strips.
My strips were half an inch wide and about three inches long.

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Step 3:
Brush some water on only one end of the strip.

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Step 4:
Fold the strip into a loop until both ends stick together.

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Step 5:
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for all of your remaining strips.

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Step 6:
Now, roll out some yellow gumpaste or 50/50.
Place an embossing mat on top of it and press firmly until the pattern transfers onto the gumpaste.

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Step 7:
Use a circle cutter to cut out a few pieces.
Each flower will need 2 of these circular pieces.

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Step 8:
Flip over one of the circular pieces so that the embossed side is facing down.
Brush some water all over this piece.

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Step 9:
Arrange all the red and blue loops around the circle.

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Step 10:
Brush some water on another circular piece and stick it on top of the loops.

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If you like, you can also stick a lollipop stick through these flowers with some melted chocolate or gumpaste glue.

Then, allow these pieces to dry overnight or until they harden and use them on top of your  cakes and cupcakes 🙂

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I hope enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy caking everyone!