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Bird's Nest Topper

Spring is in the air with this fun and easy bird's nest fondant tutorial.

By Brittany Roberts
Flourless Betty

  • Cornstarch
  • Water and paintbrush
  • Small circle cutter (1.5")
  • Satin Ice fondant - white
  • Food Marker - black
  • Gel paste food coloring: brown, yellow and blue
  • Parchment paper (not pictured below)
  • Rolling pin (not pictured below)

Let's Get Started:

Quick Tips:

  • Use cornstarch when fondant gets sticky. Sometimes the dye can make it very hard to work with; add a little cornstarch. Also use it when rolling out the fondant.
  • I recommend using gloves when dying the fondant or you will have dye everywhere.
  • Be sure to constantly work with the fondant to avoid it from drying - if you are going to take a break, seal the fondant up in plastic wrap.

Step 1 - The Basics:


  • Split your fondant ball into 3 - 2 larger and one very small.
  • Dye one of the larger balls blue and the other brown. Dye the small ball yellow.

Step 2 - The Nest:

  • Roll out a thin piece of brown fondant and use the circle cutter to cut out the base of your nest.
  • Take small pieces at a time and begin rolling the piece in between your hands - then roll on table to lengthen it.
  • Attach the rolled piece to the base with some water and then continue to repeat this step to build up the nest, while alternating the placement of the seams.

Click here to learn how to make the birds for the nest and for more tutorials by Flourless Betty.

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