Gerber Daisies

Decorating By Wesha Updated 11 Mar 2009 , 2:38pm by Wesha

Wesha Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 6:22pm
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Guys,

Have you ever made Gerber Daisies out of buttercream? If so, can you send some pictures or links. I have a customer that wants them on a cake for tomorrow afternoon. Just wanted to know if any of you had done them in buttercream as royal icing may not be dry in time for pickup.

thanks

Benisha

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majka_ze Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 6:45pm
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My take on gerbera daisy - I don't have my pictures, but here is it:
Pipe daisy (petals only). Pipe second row of small daisy petals with smaller tip. Pipe center.
You get the idea here: http://thecakestylist.blogspot.com/2007/10/royal-icing-daisy.html
1st row of petals - steps 1 to 3, make 12 or more petals and stop just of center. Pipe 2nd row of petals - repeat steps 1 to 3, but with smaller tip and smaller petals. Add center - step 4.

Or simpler - instead of 2nd row of petals - pipe center and pipe with smallest tip round of dots around.

Ballymena Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:12pm
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The main difference between a gerbera daisy and a regular daisy is the number of petals and the vibrant colors with varied colored centers. Pipe a double layer of petals and make them in bright colors.
LL

Wesha Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 1:19am
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I just bought the Gerber daisy cutters/punchers from Sugarcraft today. Can't wait to get them.

sgirvan Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 4:44am
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I did my first attempt at gerber daisies for a wedding last year. Visit my website at www.jellybeans.ca and in the wedding category I have the fushia colored daisy cupcakes there.
Good luck

tonedna Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 4:34pm
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It depends how complicated or simple you want them..
In this video there is a basic simple daisy..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIeVFbLnipk&feature=channel_page
But you can achieve a more realistic look in gumpaste by adding layers of petals
like the daisy at the bottom of this cake.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1322228
You can achieve a more complicated daisy using tip 104 and piping long loops, almost like
rabbit ears and then finishing with the dot in the center.
Just do what is more convenient. Sometimes cutting the flowers in fondant can
be faster then doing them in Royal Icing
Edna icon_smile.gif

mcdonald Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 4:41pm
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I love gerber daisies but haven't tried to make them.. this information should help me get motivated though!!!

Wesha Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 4:54am
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Guys,

Here is my first attempt at regular gum paste daisies.
LL

tonedna Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:01am
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You did great Wesha..Now, just for a small addition, add another layer of the flower and put it so
the petals from the top fall on the open parts of the cut flower below.. I hope I said that right.
It will give you a fuller flower..
Edna icon_smile.gif

Wesha Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 2:38pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tonedna

You did great Wesha..Now, just for a small addition, add another layer of the flower and put it so
the petals from the top fall on the open parts of the cut flower below.. I hope I said that right.
It will give you a fuller flower..
Edna icon_smile.gif




Thanks Edna, I will definitely give it a try next time. I appreciate it.

Wesha

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