Here’s a real winter treat: snow you don’t have to shovel, trek through, or clean off your car! These sweet snowflake decorations are made of fondant and don’t require any special cutters. (They do require some patience, but the results are #worthit.)
What you need:
- White fondant
- CMC powder
- White pearl edible luster dust (optional)
- Edible glue
- Food-safe paintbrush
Make It Snow, Baby!
1. Prep the Fondant
Work a tiny amount of CMC powder into your fondant. (1/2 teaspoon per 250g of fondant is a good rule of thumb!)
2. Roll It Out
Roll small amounts of fondant into tapered ropes, as shown. These are going to be the "arms" of your snowflake, and you'll need to make six for each one.
Roll out 12 smaller ropes of fondant, and use a dab of edible glue to attach them to the sides of each of the 6 longer ropes.
3. Let 'Em Rest
Give your fondant parts about 30 minutes to set in a cool, dark spot.
4. Assemble Each Flake
Once the fondant feels a little firmer, take some edible glue and attach the ends together to form your circular flake.
5. Add the Center Details
Take small amounts of fondant and shape into teardrops. (You'll need six of these per snowflake.)
Attach and pinch the thinner ends of the teardrops together to form V shapes. Use a little edible glue to stick them in place.
6. Finish It Off with a Little Sparkle
When dry, add edible pearl luster dust for some shimmer and shine. Then place these hand-crafted beauties on top of cupcakes and cakes and enjoy!
All images courtesy of Juniper Cakery