Easy Fondant Roses

$0.50 per petal

Learn a super quick and easy way to make beautiful, simple fondant roses that look realistic and elegant. Once mastered, this method will allow you to make a fondant rose in less than 2 minutes!

Making sugar roses is one of the most common skills for a cake decorator to acquire so Chef Yener is here to show you a quick and easy way to achieve realistic looking fondant roses. Once mastered, this method will allow you to make beautiful looking fondant roses very quickly.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Easy Fondant Roses Course Material
This PDF contains guides for the rose petals and the leaves.

Tools & Materials
The Old Way
The Plan
SIngle Petal Rose Bud
2 Petal Rose Bud
4 Petal Rose (1/3)
6 Petal Rose (2/4)
10 Petal Rose (2/3/5)
Making Leaves
Final Thoughts
Total Duration

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you’ve discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results.

What you will need
  • Transparent perspex (hard plastic) pusher/li>
  • Knife/li>
  • Fork/li>
  • Scissors
  • Plastic bag (sleeve)
  • Oil spray
  • Firm fondant (mix with 10-15 percent extra icing sugar)
  • Watch the entire tutorial completely and take notes while comparing the tools list to what tools you have available to you.
  • This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.


  • Hi chef loved the tutorial! Could you please have a simple template of the transparent spoon you used?

  • Thank you so much, love the tutorial.

  • Thank you so much for this tutorial.
    I have 2 questions.
    1. for how long can the roses be kept and used (stock reserve)?
    2. Can you please explain what is the difference between Fondant and Gum past and what are the different uses?

    • Hi, Goldie Thanks for your compliments. 1. You can keep them in a box ( no need airtight) for few months . They are not going to be disappeared after that =). They may just loose the colour and so on. 2. If you read the ingredients, they both the same. The only difference is gum paste has more tylose or whatever the gum they use. That makes it fondant has better stretch for coating, gum paste has the ability to hold the shapes for modelling. Also, gum paste dries faster. You can add your own Tylose into fondant to achieve that to some degree.

  • Thank you for this easy rose tutorial…. I can see it will certainly save time, and yet still look wonderful. It will be great for many applications instead of preparing the more complex versions. Thank you for your willingness to share skills from your life-long learning.

  • The tutorial is really useful! Congratulations Mr. Yeners!
    I am motivated to start practicing. :oD

  • Hi, thank you for the tutorial. Roses are stunning.
    Could you please advise what is the best way to attach the rose to the cake? I am making 3 tier cake with flowerfall of roses from the top to the bottom.. hope it makes sense
    Thank you x

  • Beautiful really nice chef plz I can use gum paste or just fondant?
    Sorry for my simple question but what I mean that gum past most of time the use it for rose are the same like fondant.
    I am just start learn about it.

  • Hi Alicia and Serdar, I have made the roses with Marshmallows Fondant. It worked beautifully – I did not knead in much extra sugar but I added 1 Tsp of CMC per 2-300 g of Fondant.
    I hope this helps, cheers.
    PS: Thank you Serdar, it is a wonderful way of making beautiful roses -:)

  • Hi chef, is it possible to use marshmallow fondant?

  • Great tutorial as always chef!!!
    Can you tell me please how much icing sugar you put into regular fondant to make it harder?
    Thank you.

  • Love the tutorial, will be making these roses, lovely.

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