How to Make Fondant Crowns

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Making a fondant crown is a great way to get experience working with a stencil. Find out how to make fondant crowns 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 fondant crowns. I actually use a stencil for this. I made my own. Take card stock, I cut, or I marked about an inch strip, it's about the width of a regular wood ruler. I believe it's one inch. About an inch and a quarter. And then I just did free handed little spikes here that this is actually going to be the little tips here of the crown. So you're going to put this on your card stock. I actually premeasured. It's about an inch, inch and a quarter on the width. And then I free handed little spikes here, that's going to go on the top. So basically you are going to make a template. So this will be your end result after you cut out your template from the card stock. I previously rolled out some fondant, I'm sure you all don't want to see me roll out fondant. You've seen that 50,000 times. So we roll out fondant. We want to get this fairly thick. You get this too thin, it's going to be very difficult for you to pick this up. So when the fondant is rolled out, you're going to put your template on top of your fondant and you're going to cut around this entire template piece. I put a little bit of Tylose in this fondant. That Tylose is a drying agent. It's used in gum paste as well. It'll help stiffen up the fondant a little bit. Another trick is as you're cutting this out and the fondant is really gummy or you don't have Tylose, you can roll out that fondant, stick it in the freezer for about ten minutes, go wash your hair, go do something, come back, pull out the fondant, but immediately once that fondant is pulled out from the freezer, put your template down and it will stay cold and hard for a little while, enough for you to cut the template out. If it starts getting soft again, throw it back in the freezer. This is just another option in case you don't have Tylose or your fondant is too soft. So once this is cut out, take the template off. I use a leftover piece of card stock and you're going to slide it under. Make sure you're using plenty of powdered sugar so this doesn't stick. OK I'm going to flip is over very quickly. Put a little more powdered sugar on the inside and then you want to get something to put the crown around. This is actually going to dry the fondant in to position. So once you have a, ideally you want to get something where it's going to be one fluid piece here. I got a little bit short on this one, just make sure that whatever it is that you're using you know prior to this it would have been helpful, plan ahead, you know, premeasure it, whatever it is that you're using and make sure. So we're going to be a little bit short but I'm not worried about it, it's still going to look really cute. Another trick here is I usually after you have this cut out, wait about five minutes or so. Let it set up a little bit. It's a lot easier to flip it around here than doing it right away. Because the fondant is going to be floppy and stuff. So once it's set just a little bit you're going to pick this up and you're going to put this around your object that you're going to be using to dry with. And then you just let that set for a little while. This is pretty, it looks like it's holding up pretty good. If for some reason your fondant is flopping over or you did this too thin, you can get some anything from your kitchen cabinet, something to hold up the sides that are flopping over just for stability. And once this, give it about a half hour, maybe 45 minutes. You're going to have to fill this out, but once you feel like this is going to stand on its own, you want to make sure to pull this out because if you don't, the inside of this will still stay moist and you want to make sure and get this rock hard. So that one is pretty much standing on its own but like I said, you want to make sure after 20 minutes to a half hour, check it. If it's good on its own then pull it out and then just leave it to dry for at least a day. Once your piece is dried, like I said you want to do this a couple days ahead of time. Three days is great. You've got a lot of extra powdered sugar in here. You can also steam this if you want to but typically if I'm going to steam this I'm still going to try to get a lot of this extra powdered sugar off first before I steam it. Once the powdered sugar is all dusted off, you want to use this is a gold luster dust. I just put some in the cap. This is lemon extract. You can use Ever Clear, you can use Vodka 80 proof, just don't be sipping on this stuff while you're making this because I can't guarantee how that crown is going to turn out. You've got to be careful, this is fragile, it could break. You might want to do two just in case. This is an important event, this is really cute on a baby shower cake. The alcohol in the lemon extract evaporates so you're going to have to keep adding the alcohol to this. You want to get like a painting consistency here. And then you just. I'm not going to paint the whole thing. You get the idea. And once this is all painted, you can also use a little gold glitter, jazz it up a little bit. You can add little red rubies, little fondant red rubies to that. And you can really play with it. There's a lot of different creative things you can do with this. And there you go. There's your crown. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I'm Christie Vega-Gluch from Phoenix Cake Company. Please visit our website for more cake ideas, tips and tricks. Thanks for watching.


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