Making Mums And Daisies

Decorating By ac2steachk Updated 26 Oct 2007 , 5:59pm by flowermom

ac2steachk Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 2:22am
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Hello all, I took the Wilton II class, but only learned how to watch the teacher struggle with her own flowers. I've been practicing at home and am getting better but I am wondering if anyone has tips for making mums and daisies. I'd like to eventually be able to make both flowers with RI and with BC for various cakes and I don't like the directions in the Wilton book.
What are your thoughts on icings--does one work better than the other for these flowers?
Special thoughts on piping techniques to get "good" flowers?
I have found that a tip 101 works better than a 104 for my daisies, but the petals are still a little awkward.
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for your help.
-allison

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plbennett_8 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 11:37am
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I just had to miss my class yesterday that covered the Daisy's for personal reason, icon_sad.gif so I would like some info on this subject also... Big Bump! icon_smile.gif

Thanks,
Pat

shadowgypsie Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 5:48pm
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ac2steachk,

Sorry about your instructor not teaching you well.

I am a Wilton Instructor and I make flowers with my students as I walk thru the class.

On your Daisy template place a dot of Icing in the center of the nail. holding your bag so your tip is almost at a horizontal angle pull tip just to that dot.
this should help your prtals look more like petals.

I do better at showing than telling how to do somthing.

hope this helped on your daisy.

shadowgypsie Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 5:53pm
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ac2steachk,

Sorry about your instructor not teaching you well.

I am a Wilton Instructor and I make flowers with my students as I walk thru the class.

On your Daisy template place a dot of Icing in the center of the nail. holding your bag so your tip is almost at a horizontal angle pull tip just to that dot.
this should help your prtals look more like petals.

I do better at showing than telling how to do somthing.

hope this helped on your daisy.

flowermom Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 5:59pm
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Originally Posted by shadowgypsie

ac2steachk,

Sorry about your instructor not teaching you well.

I am a Wilton Instructor and I make flowers with my students as I walk thru the class.

On your Daisy template place a dot of Icing in the center of the nail. holding your bag so your tip is almost at a horizontal angle pull tip just to that dot.
this should help your prtals look more like petals.

I do better at showing than telling how to do somthing.

hope this helped on your daisy.




My Wilton instructor wasn't all that great at flowers either, but she was really nice at trying to help us learn. I never could get the hang of a daisy (or the fondant roses) will have to try them again. After I finished the courses I got a couple Wilton books and with the help of CC, I was able to make some of those flowers and designs I never could do in class! Thanks!

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