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How do I make fire flames with fondant?
post #2 of 14
Great question - I'd like to know too. My husband is a firefighter and has a birthday coming up next month. Anyone have any tips?
post #3 of 14
I've seen them done by cutting them out flat and leaving them to dry and by rolling pointy topped "balls" of fondant - each ball being an individual flame.


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post #4 of 14
If you want realistic looking flames they are very nice cut from wafer paper or gumpaste and then airbrushed orange, red and yellow. Or if you want more of a cartoony look like the ones Duff Goldman does on his fist of rock cake they are made of fondant and shaped kind of like a Hershey's Kiss. Here is a link to mine.
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post #5 of 14
when I made flames for my star wars cake I used fruit roll ups and attached them to a piece of fondant.
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post #6 of 14
You know someone made some really awesome flames on a Gravedigger cake. I think she posted it yesterday, they looked pretty neat but I don't know how she made them.
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If you go search gravedigger in the gallery you will see it. Looks like it was the fabulous work of aprilmanning.
post #8 of 14
They look similar to the ones I made for my Harley Davidson cake. I made mine with chocolate.

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post #9 of 14
Yeah those are cool! Do you just use a pattern under wax paper or something?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by TMM2001

when I made flames for my star wars cake I used fruit roll ups and attached them to a piece of fondant.



Those flames look really neat! Did you have fondant cut out in the shape of flames and then let it harden before you attached the fruit rollup?

I have a campfire cake coming up next weekend, sorry to stick my question in someone else's post.
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post #11 of 14
nichi ~ if you were referring to my HD flames - yes. Just place your picture under waxed or parchment paper and pipe the chocolate and let cool - wa lah! flames!

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post #12 of 14
On my candles I made little tear drop shapes let them dry and then painted with food color. I think if you want 2D flames I would cut out pieces that would look like waves and some tear drops and then just hand paint like I did the teardrops......PM me if you have questions.
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post #13 of 14
I used a cutter from the Wilton Gumpaste Flower kit that is shaped liked a flame. If you look in my photos the Halloween Barbie Witch has the flames around the cauldron.
post #14 of 14
I think the leaves in the Wilton fondant cutter leaf cutter set resemble flames, maybe overlapping them a bit, as does the maple leaf cookie cutter, minus the tail and sharpening the points of the leaves a bit.

I marbled red, orage and yellow fondant together and it looked cool.
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