Fondant is easy to work with and can be sculpted to look like many everyday items.
On the cake that I did for the Balshen Challenge, I needed a gingham napkin. I opted to roll out fondant and use a spray dye technique.
Here’s how I Make Gingham Fondant:
I made a template.
For my template, I chose to do my colored squares 1/2″x 1/2″.
Using a manilla folder, I measured rows 1/2″.
I then placed an “X” in the rows that I was NOT going to cut.
I cut along the line at the bottom and removed every other “row.”
Once this was done, I used the removed rows to weave in and out of the intact rows.
Then I rolled out my fondant to the desired thickness and placed the template over the fondant.
Then I sprayed with my dye coloring.
I removed the template to reveal my “gingham” print.
At this point, I could have altered my template placement and sprayed another row of red squares in between the ones I just sprayed. I opted not to do this, but it’s up to you.