Does anyone have instruction or an article on how to make gerbera daisies........thank you
Are you wanting to pipe them or cut them out of gumpaste or fondant?
This was my first try at making gerberas (and my first fondant covered cake). I used the large PME sunflower cutter. First, I rolled my gumpaste very thin and, holding the cutter face up in my left hand, I draped the gumpaste over it. I rubbed my small Wilton rolling pin back and forth over the cutter until the flower was completely cut out and I could easily remove the surrounding waste. Then I pressed the cutter down on my mat to create the impression. Ejecting the flower is tricky, sometimes I had to kind of pull it out of the cutter. I cut two flowers and stacked them together so that the petals were alternating. I used some homemade gumpaste glue to attach them. I cut the centers using a small circle cutter. I probably should have made them from smashed balls. Oh well...next time. Once the flowers were assembled on the cake, I rolled little pieces of tissue and tucked them between the top and bottom petals to hold them up while they dried, except that the gumpaste I bought doesn't dry!
that is very pretty....I'm looking for gumpaste ones....the centers look sort of feathery...
. . . tutorial for gerber daisy
. . . http://cakedecorating-stuff.blogspot.com/2008/07/gerbera-step-by-step-tutorial.html
. . . http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6006315-.html#6006315
Thanks dragonflydreams! While the cake I used as inspiration was very simplistic in its design, I knew I would want to make more realistic gerberas one day and the first tutorial you posted, with the fuzzy centers, was exactly what I needed.
DITTO Dragonflydreams........this is what I was looking for......yours are beautiful....so feathery......
. . . my pleasure . . .