Gerbera Daisy Help

Decorating By jibbies Updated 3 Sep 2008 , 12:55am by fiddlesticks

jibbies Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 9:30pm
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Does anyone know where I can find instructions for making gumpaste Gerbera daisies?


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soygurl Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 2:11am
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Bumping for you.... I'd like to know too!

roosterroses Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 2:29am
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I made Gerbera Daisies for a Cupcake Bouquet.... here's how I did them:

The gerbera daisies were made from gumpaste using Wilton's large and small daisy cutters. Roll out gumpaste. Cut three each for each flower. After cutting one, roll out again to round out and widen the petals a bit. Then, move to foam and curl up each petal using the veining tool, moving from the outer edge to the center. Stack three large and three small layers, attaching them with "gum glue" in the center. The center of the flower is a flattened piece of gumpaste that has been repeatedly poked with a toothpick, then dusted with petal dust. Place in a slightly opened foil cupcake cup to dry with a little upturn to the petals. Hope this was helpful!

You can see them here:

my2rys Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 2:51am
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I have also been wanted to know how to make gerbera daises - yours are beautiful - and you make it sound and look so easy... I'm gonna give it a try.

jibbies Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 2:52am
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I checked out the pics and they are perfect. Thanks for posting and thanks to waterfallsoygurl for the bump.


roosterroses Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 3:21am
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Enjoy!!! icon_lol.gif

Lesia Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 3:32am
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Another way to do the center - press it firmly against the side of wire sieve in a couple different directions, and it will give it the "roughened" look. Good luck!

Bonnie151 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 6:06am
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I've tried to make daisies about a zillion times and only succeed when I leave the gumpaste very thick. Any tips on how to lift them onto the foam without breaking the petals? Mine always either break or get completely smushed out of place. Do you wait a little while before transferring to let them harden up? What do you use to lift them?

Thanks icon_smile.gif

deliciously_decadent Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 8:36am
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oh thanks so much guys i just had a client book a cupcake tower for her wedding and she wants them topped with pink gerbras! now i know exactly how to do it! great job on the bouquet its gone straight to the faves!

md79 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 8:58am
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beachcakes Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 12:01pm
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roosterroses, those cupcakes are awesome!!

This was posted recently also.

roosterroses Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 12:05pm
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Any tips on how to lift them onto the foam without breaking the petals?

I roll out the gumpaste on a cornstarch/powdered sugar dusted surface, not crisco. This helps the petals not to stick. And, yes, they are not rolled too thin. Even after the second rolling to widen the petals, they should still have some thickness to them (of course, they shouldn't be too thick either - you will find a happy balance). Also, dust the foam. I use a cookie spatula to lift the flowers.

Hope this helps.

aswartzw Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 12:57pm
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Thanks so much roosterroses. I am wanting to try (notice the word try icon_lol.gif ) a topsy turvy cake and make some flowers other than the roses from Wilton course III.

I think I might try these. Thanks again!

mcdonald Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:21pm
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thanks for the post. I love the daisies and have always wanted to try them!!!

CakeWhizz Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:24pm
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Thanks for asking the question and thanks for the detailed instructions, roosterroses! Your cupcake bouquet looks amazing.

roosterroses Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:25pm
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Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

tirby Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 1:42pm
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Originally Posted by roosterroses

Enjoy!!! icon_lol.gif

I think a photo tutorial would be AWESOME. I am a see it then do person... please......

tastyart Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 4:01pm
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I wish I had seen this post two weeks ago. I searched all over for directions on making a gumpast gerbera. I finally made it with trial and error. A groom wanted one for a boutenier on a tux cake. When I got to the wedding they were wearing roses. Can't explain that one. Anyway, I would also love to see a photo tutorial.

Dee1219 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 4:05pm
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Here is how I do my gerber daisy's.

Step 1
Make a fondant ring

Step 2
cut out a flower using a punch cutter from

Step 3
Lay your cut out flower inside of ring

Step 4
Cut out another punch flower

Step 5
Add a drop of water to the center of the flower in step 3 then lay on your second cut out and push the center in slightly

Step 6
Using a small regular daisy cutter (mine came with a flower kit from wilton) cut out 2 of them. Using a toothpick draw lines in the center of the petal, I just kind of drag it through.

Step 7
Layer these the same way you did the punch outs.

Step 8
Roll a ball of MMF, squish it down slightly and dot with the tip of a tooth pick

Step 9
Air brush your flower and your done!! I let them dry on the ring for about 2 days. You can pre color the fondant so you don't have to air brush them, I just find it is more realistic looking and brighter colors when you do the airbrush.

I hope this helps, not the best tutorial but hopefully will help some!
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tiggy2 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 5:43pm
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The first link on the first page of this thread has a picture tutorial.

gacandle Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 6:08pm
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thanks for the info this is great

Bonnie151 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:55am
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[quote="roosterrosesI roll out the gumpaste on a cornstarch/powdered sugar dusted surface, not crisco.[/quote]

Thanks for the tip! I'll try it out this weekend. icon_smile.gif

lardbutt Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 6:30am
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Thanks for sharing this!

Charmaine49 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 6:33am
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I just love it when all these tutorials come up....... they are so detailed and made to look so simple.
Now I will also try and make some of these daisies.

Thank you, everyone!!

Mom2ANC Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 12:37am
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I hope it is OK to bump up this thread.

Those look really, really good! I have never worked with gumpaste before. Can I just use fondant and it look sort of similar? I honestly don't care if they look quite as nice as yours, I just want the person to look at the the flower and say "Oh, that is supposed to be a gerber daisy." icon_redface.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 3 Sep 2008 , 12:55am
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Mom2ANC. I just started using gumpaste and I love it !
Its very easy to work with and it rolls real thin.
I think you will like it if you want to give it a try !
I just bought the premade kind to practice with .

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