In this how to marble fondant tutorial, you’ll learn how to easy it is to create an eye catching effect perfect for cakes or cupcake toppers.
The marble trend has been popular across many niches the past few years. From homewares to interiors and beyond, it’s not surprising that it’s taken off in the cake world too. Marbled fondant is an eye-catching, contemporary way of creating a chic and stylish cake. The fact that it’s really easy to achieve is an added bonus!
When one of my best girlfriends announced her engagement, I wanted to celebrate with cupcakes. It was the perfect occasion to try out the marble look and it also gave me the chance to use some super cute engagement cookie stamps that I picked up from Aldi.
If you’re looking for another idea suitable for an engagement, check out my Valentine’s Day Ruffle Heart Cake Tutorial.
Learn how to marble fondant with this quick and easy tutorial
For these cupcakes, I wanted a grey and turquoise colour scheme. Of course you can pick colours suitable for your event or theme.
What You’ll Need:
Light Turquoise fondant (I used Americolour Turquoise)
Dark Turquoise fondant (as above but add a little more Turquoise)
Light Grey fondant (I added a little black fondant to white fondant)
Dark grey fondant (as above but add a little more black)
2. Use your hands to smoosh them together a bit – you want each sausage to be securely stuck to the other colour on either side of it. This will help prevent them from coming apart when you roll it out in a minute.
3. Next, take the squished up sausage and start to twist the entire length of the sausage (as shown above).
4. Now you can start to make the twisted sausage into a tight coil.
5. Take that coil and use your hands to roll it out into another long sausage, pretty even in thickness along the length.
6. Start to shape it into a tight coil position again.
**At this point you could roll it into another long sausage and coil it again which would give you more of a marbled effect. I wanted to keep my marble effect quite chunky so was happy to stop here **
We’ve nearly created our marbled fondant!
7. Take your rolling pin and roll out the fondant. It doesn’t really matter which direction you roll in, the effect has already been achieved through the twisting and coiling.
And there you have it, a piece of marbled fondant that you can use to cover a cake or use to create cupcake toppers.
I thought these engagement cupcake toppers could use a little jazzing up, so after I embossed the fondant with cookie stamps, I added a little edible gold paint. This is how they turned out – pretty darn cute!
I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below – have you ever tried this effect on cakes or cupcakes before?
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