How to Make Coral With Fondant

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Making coral requires you to start off with some yellow fondant. Find out how to make coral with fondant with help from a renowned cake artist in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Christie Vega-Gluch from Phoenix Cake Company, and I'm going to show you how to make coral with fondant. You start off with the some pale yellow fondant. This is premade fondant, you can use marshmallow fondant as well. And you want to roll out a thin piece. For this technique you actually want to get the fondant as thinly as possible. It looks more realistic. So you want to dust this with a little powdered sugar. Roll this out very thinly. You might need to pick that up a few times to make sure this isn't going to stick to the table. And with a pizza cutter or a razor blade, you depending on how big the piece is. I'm just free form cutting a piece here. If you don't feel comfortable doing that freestyle, you can make a template if you want. Think it looks more natural this way if you could do it just kind of a free form look. So once you have a couple pieces rolled out, make sure you put your extra piece of fondant in a bag. Once this is rolled out, you want to just cut little circles. Different sized circles here and there. Big ones, little ones, I have different sizes. Just gives it a more realistic look. Once you have your fondant with your holes cut out, you want to dry it on a piece of foil, and the foil you want to scrunch up because you want to dry it with some movement. This is supposed to be undersea in the ocean where everything is moving around so you don't want you know, a straight piece of coral like straight up. You want to dry it on a piece of foil. That way when it hardens up, you have it nice and hard with some movement to it instead of it being straight. You want to have a little bit of curve to it. OK. So that's one piece of coral that you can do. Another quick one is to pipe it out of royal icing, which you just get some parchment paper and you're going to just free hand pipe. Typically when you're using royal icing you want to have everything real nice and straight and steady. This is one of those techniques that if you have a shaky hand, even better. Because you want it very shaky. This technique here is a little bit fragile so sometimes I will overpipe it twice just for stability. So that's another technique that you can do. And this is with royal icing. You want to let this dry for a good couple days, and once it dries on parchment paper, it's going to stick. So you want to get a little spatula and you should be able to just get right under that and pop it right off. I make several of these just in case some of them break, which they are, don't freak out, it's OK. Just make sure to have a couple more on hand. Once these are dry, these are ready to be airbrushed. This one I already airbrushed. Typically when you're going to air brush any item, I usually tend to do it on the lighter side to add more dimension. If your fondant if you're starting off with a fondant that's too dark and then you try to air brush it, it won't pop out. So you can always add the color to it, you can't take it away. So I'm going to start with some yellow here and I'm just going to show you more of a yellowy green type. So you're airbrushing both sides with a yellow. I start with yellow here. Spray out my excess. Then I want to get some blue. And the yellow and blue go together obviously and it's going to create a green effect in here. This is what's nice about using the airbrush as opposed to some of the petal dust. You get that gradation of color where now you've got a little teal in there, you got the blue at the bottom, and there you go. There is your edible coral. It's a really neat technique, it's really easy, and it really adds a lot of dimension to your undersea themed cake. I am Christie Vega-Gluch from Phoenix Cake Company. Please visit our website, PheonixCakeCompany.com for more inspirational cake ideas, tips, and tricks. Thanks for watching.

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