I made the feathers with fondant. I started with plain white and then stuck a toothpick in food coloring gel and then smeared it in a straight line in various places down the fondant. I repeated this with various colors. Then I freehand cut the shape of a feather in various sizes. Once I got the different sizes, I used a shaping tool to make the line down the middle and then a different tool to make various cuts on each side in different lengths and widths.