In the past, I have been known to use various bowls or spoons to form my flowers. No doubt, this works. I have run into a few problems though. The first problem is that sometimes the fondant can stick to the surface and break when being removed. The second problem is that I invariably find myself in need of the bowl or utensil that is filled with fondant flowers, to complete the task of making dinner. See those spoons? They are my favorite, big spoons. I use them on a daily basis.
The solution I found is good for the environment as well as my kitchen. How does the mantra go? Reduce * Re-use * Re-purpose I don't know, that's probably not right...anyway, you get the idea. Here's what I should have thought of sooner. You know all those plastic cups you get from the fast food places? Cut them in half and you have a perfect flower former!
I had to think outside the