Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – How to make Art Deco Fondant Roses

Delighted to welcome back Robbie Cheadle as guest today with something both stylish and delicious.

How to make Art Deco Fondant Roses

I found this lovely idea for fondant roses with a difference and thought they looked so stunning, I decided to have a go at making them.

You will need

  • Fondant coloured pale pink. I used watermelon;
  • A black food colouring pen or liquid black food colouring and a thin paintbrush;
  • Toothpick or a ball tool;
  • Edible sugar glue;
  • Rose cutters in three sizes (standard pack).


Mix a quantity of pale pink fondant and place it in a lock zip plastic bag. Take a small quantity and roll it out as thin as possibly. Use a thin layer of corn flour on the surface of the fondant when you roll it out to prevent it from sticking. Cut out rose shapes in the three different sizes.

Use a ball took or toothpick to frill and flute the edges of the three rose shapes. Roll a bud from fondant with a fatter base and narrower tip as per the second picture in the collage above. Use a bit of sugar glue to attach it to the rose shape. Paint a small blob of sugar glue on the bottom part of each petal on both sides and wrap the petals around the bud as per the bottom left hand picture in the above collage. Use a toothpick to separate the petals and create a rose bud shape. Use sugar glue to attach the enlarged bud to the second layer of rose shapes. Wrap the second shape around the enlarged bud as per the bottom right hand picture in the above collage.

Attach the rose to the third shape in the same manner as for the first two layers and place in a piece of silver foil shaped into a cup. Leave overnight to dry. Use a small paintbrush dipped into power pink or watermelon food colouring and smudge it into the centre of the rose as per the upper right-hand picture in the above collage.

Using a black edible ink pen or a thin paintbrush and black food colouring paint, carefully paint the edges of each petal as per the bottom two pictures in the collage above.

Voilà, you have gorgeous art deco roses to decorate a fancy cake.

©Robbie Cheadle 2020

My thanks to Robbie for sharing this wonderful and creative way to elevate a birthday or wedding cake to a whole new level…

About Robbie Cheadle

Robbie, short for Roberta, is an author with five published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with her son, Michael Cheadle), one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about her mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with her mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of Robbie’s children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications. Robbie has recently branched into adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential her children’s books from her adult writing, these will be published under Roberta Eaton Cheadle. Robbie has two short stories in the horror/supernatural genre included in Dark Visions, a collection of 34 short stories by 27 different authors and edited by award winning author, Dan Alatorre. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.

I have been drawn to the horror and supernatural genres of books all my life. At the age of ten years old I embarked on reading Stephen King’s books including The Shining and Salem’s Lot. These books scared me so much I had to put them aside by 6P.M. in the evening in order to get a good night’s sleep but they also fascinated me. I subsequently worked my way through all of Stephen King’s earlier books as well as those of Dean R. Koontz.

I have read a large number of classics, in particular, I enjoy Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Charles Dickens and the works of the Bronte sisters.

I am hugely interested in the history of the United Kingdom as well as the mythology and tales of the paranormal that are abundant on this intriguing European island.

The latest book in the series Sir Chocolate and the Ice cream Rainbow Fairies story and cookbook by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

Sir Chocolate and the icecream rainbow fairies square cover

About the book

Join Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet on a fun adventure to discover why the milkshake rain is pale and white.

Includes five lovely new recipes.

Fantastic fudge balls


Currently the book is available in Ebook: Lulu

And print: TSL Books

The Sir Chocolate Series

Sir Choc banner.

Other books by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

One of the recent reviews for While the Bombs Fell

Miriam Hurdle 5.0 out of 5 stars The hardship and value of a family life during WWII  Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2020

“While the Bombs Fell” by Bobbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton is a story based on Eaton’s true experience. While it is not a history book of WWII, it contains many details of the hardships, rations, and simple joy of the family lived through the unpredictable bombing.

Elsie recounted her wartime memories as a four-year-old girl living in the town Bungay, East Anglia, England in 1942. Germany bombed England, and the air raid sirens were part of her “normal” life. When sirens came on, the family rushed to the bomb shelter.

The family lived on the farm with cows and vegetables to help to supplement their rations. Items such as bananas, oranges, and lemons were unknown fruits to Elsie. Families those days kept the books of coupons used to purchase rationed items such as clothing and meat. Despite the freezing cold, Elsie’s family only had enough energy to light the fire in the living room. At nightfall, all the rooms were dark except the living room. The young children took baths, but the adults and older children used the bowl in the scullery to wash themselves. They used the same bowl to mix batters and dough and wash the dishes.

Read all the reviews and buy the books:Amazon US

And on Amazon UK: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow Robbie on Goodreads: Goodreads

Connect to Robbie

Website/Blog Roberta Writes: Roberta Writes
Blog: Robbie’s Inspiration
Website: Robbie Cheadle:
Facebook: Sir Chocolate Books
Twitter: @bakeandwrite

My thanks for dropping in today and I know that Robbie would love your feedback.. thanks Sally.

53 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – How to make Art Deco Fondant Roses

  1. HI Sally, thank you for sharing this post. I am using these flowers for my Easter cake this weekend. A smaller one than usual as we will be 6 people instead of the usual 21. We are going to chat on-line over dinner which should be fun.

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  2. Thanks you talented ladies….Lovely roses! My late Mum took advanced cooking classes when she retired and delighted in showing us how to make them. I was clumsier than she, but it brought back lovely memories, so thank you! Hugs xx

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