sunnybono Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:15am
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I am planning a baby shower cake and the mother-to-be LOVES gerber daisies. I know many of you make beautiful ones from fondant...can someone tell me what tool/s I need and any tips? Thanks soo much.

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ski Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:42am
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either you can order the cutter here on Global http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=740

Or you can go to Cake and candy connection in Oklahoma City (NW Expressway/Rockwell) and buy it there. PME makes it.It's called a daisy plunger. But call them 1st and make sure the have it in stock, then ask them to hold it for you. Talk to Henry or Cherry.

nicolevoorhout Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 6:03am
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Here's a tutorial you can try. http://cakedecorating-stuff.blogspot.com/2008/07/gerbera-step-by-step-tutorial.html

pippilotta Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 8:12am
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Yesterday I made this gerbera cake

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For the petals I used gerbera cutters with plunger and for the middle a little daisy cutter. The petals are veined with the holly veiner tool - I love it....

For the center I made a yellow ball, flatten a little, insert a hook and pressed the fondant in a metal sifter , then formed a little with my fingers. After drying I painted with thinned colour paste in green and brown....

Hope, that helps!

sunnybono Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 2:18pm
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Thank you all...I will make a trip to find my supplies tomorrow. Your expertise very much helps. I will let you know what happens. Maybe I'll even figure out how to post photos! Ha ha.

CocoaBlondie Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 2:36pm
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Originally Posted by pippilotta

Yesterday I made this gerbera cake

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For the petals I used gerbera cutters with plunger and for the middle a little daisy cutter. The petals are veined with the holly tool - I love it....

For the center I made a yellow ball, flatten a little, insert a hook and pressed the fondant in a metal sifter , then formed a little with my fingers. After drying I painted with thinned colour paste in green and brown....

Hope, that helps!




This cake is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! What a wonderful job thumbs_up.gif I hope I can make gerbra daisies like this someday.

summernoelle Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 2:38pm
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I am so glad you posted that! I saw the cake on the homepage, and was dying to know how you did those gorgeous daisies. Thanks for the info!

rdiesing Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 2:39pm
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That cake is gorgeous!

CocoaBlondie Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 2:50pm
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Just put it in my favs. Thanks for the instructions!

Franluvsfrosting Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 4:09pm

I LOVE Gerbera daisies and that cake is absolutely gorgeous!

Kaybaby Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 4:49pm

Gorgeous! Did you paint the Daisies after they dried or did you color the fondant?

Vonda

pippilotta Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 6:29pm

I coloured the gumpaste in orange with Sugarflair paste....

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In my opinion it's easier to color the paste then to paint the single petals...

Newatdecorating Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 6:16pm

How thick do you roll the gumpaste? Would using a fondant roller work?

fiddlesticks Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 6:44pm

WOW! Gorgeous cake !
Whats the holly veiner tool?
Any one have a picture or a link to what it should look like ? Please.

pippilotta Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 7:52pm

This is the holly tool
[url] h t t p : / / blossomsugarart . com/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=877&zenid=62v3f478ra3sl1oofj9cmc4065 [/url] - please erase the blanks in the link....
If the link doesn't work please google with ceramic veining tool from holly products...

Hope, you can see the picture

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I roll my gumpaste with a normal roller pin very thin out...

fiddlesticks Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 8:14pm

Oh Ok.. thanks so much thats not at all what I was thinking it looked like ! Yes the picture shows up great !

yaadie Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 1:40am

what if you do not have the gerber daisy plunger cutter??

I have a wedding cake to do for July and the bride wants roses and gerber daisies. I have NEVER made them, I checked out that tutorial listed but are there any more out there? I checked youtube but no joy!

tiggy2 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 5:25pm

I would strongly suggest getting the daisy plunger. It makes life so much easier. I've tried it with other daisy cutters and the petals always break off trying to get them out of the cutter.

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