How To Make Gerbera Daisies

Decorating By dogluvr Updated 30 Sep 2008 , 2:50am by dragonflydreams

dogluvr Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:19am
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Does anyone have instruction or an article on how to make gerbera daisies........thank you

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Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:34am
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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 time. icon_smile.gif 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!


dogluvr Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:40am
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that is very pretty....I'm looking for gumpaste ones....the centers look sort of feathery...

Kim_in_CajunCountry Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:47am
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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.


dogluvr Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 1:52am
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DITTO Dragonflydreams........this is what I was looking for......yours are feathery......

dragonflydreams Posted 30 Sep 2008 , 2:50am
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. . . my pleasure . . . icon_smile.gif

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