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Fondant Sunflowers


Add a burst of sunshine and summertime to your baked goods with these gorgeous, easy fondant sunflowers! They’re quite simple to make and extra tasty — thanks to a three-ingredient marshmallow fondant recipe and a REESE’S Mini Cup center. You’ll need just a few supplies to make these happy fondant flowers, perfect for summer or early fall celebrations. Learn all the pro tips about fondant and how to use fondant in baking!

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organizing and preparing your workstation

Prep your work surface with a light dusting of cornstarch or powdered sugar.

rolling out the fondant dough

Roll out fondant dough to a 1/8-inch thickness.

cutting out daisy shapes using fondant cutter

Using the daisy cutter, press into the dough to make a flower shape. Make 2 daisies.

layering two daisies on top of one another

Set 1 daisy on top of the other, angling slightly so the petals stagger. Use your finger or a fondant ball to press down on the center of the flower, defining the center and securing the 2 pieces together. Then lift the edges of the petals upward to create that realistic sunflower look.

place reeses pieces in center of sunflower

Add a small amount of edible adhesive to the center of the sunflower and place an upside-down REESE’S Mini Cup on top of it.

repeat the previous steps above

Repeat steps 3-5 to create as many sunflowers as you like.


Create all types of flowers by swapping your cutter style or using colored fondant dough. Use this method or try Daises, Leaves or Roses.

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Jennifer Sbranti
Graphic Designer and Creative Events Stylist
Jennifer Sbranti
Graphic Designer and Creative Events Stylist

Jennifer Sbranti is a mom of 2 and the founder of Hostess with the Mostess (HWTM), a creative lifestyle brand established in 2006. Her graphic design work and party ideas have been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, and more. Through HWTM, Sbranti shares inspiring ways to *bring the fun* to special occasions and everyday moments.