Rainbow button cake decorations
- 120g ready to roll fondant
- 120g modelling paste
- Rainbow food colour pastes
- 1tsp royal icing sugar
If you're looking for an impressive way to decorate a small cake then this is it. These pretty rainbow coloured buttons are so simple to make using fondant and modelling paste and will transform your cake into a work of art.
You can pop them on top of individual cupcakes or decorate a whole cake just like our cupcake queen Victoria Threader has done.
You can experiment with different coloured buttons - try pastel colours like baby blue or pink. You can personlise your bunting too with the birthday boy or girl's name or a special message.
- 10mm & 13mm circle plunger cutter
- Writing piping nozzle
- Soft brush for gluing
For the bunting:
- Printed bunting sheet
- Alphabet stamps
- Ink pad
- Bunting pins and twine
- Glue stick
Step 1Prepare your cake by covering it with fondant.
Step 2Knead the modelling paste and fondant together. Using modelling paste in the mix helps the buttons dry faster so they are easier to handle. Colour 6 x 40g in rainbow colours. Victoria says, 'I find Sugarflair paste colours are really good for this.'
Step 3When rolling the paste, make sure you cover the other colours in cling film to stop them drying out.
Step 4To cut the buttons you will need a 13mm cutter, 10mm cutter and a writing piping nozzle.
Step 5Roll the paste out to 2mm thick and cut 24 x 13mm circles. Victoria says, 'I cut 3 extra just in case I squashed any!'
Step 6Using the 10mm cutter, emboss the buttons by pushing the cutter gently into the middle of each circle, donít press too hard as you donít want to go all the way through.
Step 7To create the button holes use a writing piping nozzle. It works quicker to pop the nozzle on the end of your finger and press the tip into the middles of the buttons, not too hard though as you donít want to go all the way through. You can make some with 4 holes and some with 2.
Once you have embossed the buttons leave them to dry for 10 minutes, this will make them much easier to handle and it make the sticking much faster too. Just use a palette knife to pick them.