How To Make a Fondant MushroomMarch 8, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I made a cake that was decorated with fondant mushrooms. The cake had an “outdoor/hunting” theme so I wanted to make real looking wild mushrooms to put around the base of the cake. Mushrooms are very easy to make and I thought I would share with you on how I make them.
I started with a ball of fondant and rolled in between my hand to make it long like a little sausage. I placed the fondant on my board, standing upright, and used the table to form the base of the mushroom. I roll the sausage between my hands until I get a nice little point at the top of the upright sausage.
I rolled out a small ball for the cap or top of the mushroom.
In the palm of my hand, I use my Wilton ball tool to make an indention in my fondant ball. I roll the tool in the fondant to make like a bowl shape. I like to make my cap a little pointy on the top.
I put water on the top of the base of the mushroom and place the bowl shape piece upside down on the pointy piece.
I always make several shapes and sizes of mushrooms so they don’t have a uniform and repetitive look.
I dusted each mushroom with cocoa powder to give it a dirt look, like you would find in the forest.
The end results are cute little wild mushrooms that add detail and life to my “outdoor/hunting” themed cake. I hope I explained myself okay and I hope this helps you!