Learn How to Hand Paint Flowers on Fondant

How to paint with edible food colors on fondant

What a beautiful edible gift to give to a special person!

Hand painting on edible cookies, cakes, and cupcakes have become extremely popular. Brides love the idea of a fondant covered wedding cake hand painted, the cake becomes a one-of-a-kind exclusive cake for a wedding. Hand painting on fondant, however is not limited  to cakes, you can paint cookies, cupcakes and royal icing, once the top coat has dried; the possibilities are endless.

The method I used is a stroke technique of multi-loading a brush to achieve highlights, shadows and color changes in one stroke! I adore this method of hand painting and couldn’t wait to share this method with you. This tutorial is how to paint the rose. To practice painting roses cover a cake board with fondant, the leaves and buds can be found here!

Hand Painted Fondant:


  • Scharff brushes, 3/8 shader, 1/4 shader, #2 flat, 1/4 rosebud brush and #1 round
  • Painting palate
  • Acetate sheet
  • Paper towel
  • Painting basin, or large glass to hold the water
  • Cake board cover in fondant


  • Food paste
  • Colours and brands, Sugarflair-Pink, & Claret/ or Wilton Pink & Burgundy
  • Ateco Spectrum white
  • Cooled boiled water
  • Everclear or lemon extract
  • Cookie, cake, or cupcake covered in fondant
  • Fondant

Have all materials and equipment ready to go.

If you are painting a cake, cookie, or cupcake be sure to cover them the day before. If you are practicing on a cake board cover the board the day before.

Allow your rose to dry for at least one hour prior to continuing to leaves, berries, & filler flowers. (This is to prevent smudging your hand painted roses.)

Before you begin to paint find a comfortable chair, take a few deep breathes, and have fun!


How to paint with edible food colors on fondant




  1. WOW!!! thank u soo much!!

  2. Lena, your welcome!

  3. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this video.  It is very informative.  I love painting on fondant, and always like learning new tips and techniques!  Your work is beautiful.

  4. Thank you Roseann, I enjoy sharing what I have learned!

  5. Simply wonderful! Your tutorial is amazing. :)

  6. Thank you, Rose!

  7. I love this! If your painting on a cake and you cover it the day before, does it have to be in the fridge or will that make the fondant go funny? Thanks

  8. Kerry, it is best to let the cake sit at room temperature.

    Thank you ,

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