From fairy tales to fair maidens, no princess is complete without a tiara. Here are some simple directions for making a fondant tiara to top any royal cake.
What you will need:
Can (size of what you want the tiara to be)
Cut the parchment paper long enough to wrap around the can.
Secure the parchment paper in place with tape.
My top cake is 4" so I chose a can with a 3 1/2" radius.
Add a pinch or two of Tylose powder to the fondant and knead. Tylose powder makes the fondant dry harder and faster. After kneading roll the fondant into ropes (snakes) and place along bottom of can. This will become the base of the tiara.
Roll out more fondant ropes and layer to create designs. To glue pieces together, add a pinch of Tylose powder to a tablespoon of water. Using a paintbrush apply the mixture. Wait 15 seconds for the glue to become tacky, then apply pieces. As you continue adding pieces along the sides you may need to hold them in place until the glue starts to set.
Don't let your hard work roll away! Tape dowels on either side of the can. Sit in a safe place and let dry for 1-2 days.
After drying it's time to accessorize! Paint with luster dust, place on pearls, add isomalt jewels or piping to customize the tiara to your princess. Make sure to secure the tiara to the cake with buttercream or royal icing.