Fondant flowers with sugar paste

I’ve been keeping occupied with all sorts of little cakey things like these fondant flowers. I added a tsp of Tylo powder to 250g of shop-bought fondant, kneaded them together, then wrapped it in cling film for a day. This mixture makes a reasonable sugar paste.

Sugar paste has greater pliability and strength than plain fondant though not as strong as pastillage. Instead of Tylo, if you wanted to make your own flower paste, you could add gum tragacanth or CMC (carboxymethyl cellulose) to the fondant.

The flowers were molded in a set of Katy Sue designs (and other molds). I dusted them with pearl and lustre dust afterwards.