Dasiy

Decorating By ediblecrations Updated 7 Apr 2009 , 3:36pm by didi5

ediblecrations Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 8:08pm
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What is the easiest way to make dasies to go on a wedding cake? icon_smile.gif

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tiggy2 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 8:42pm
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I think fondant or gum paste is the easiest.

bashini Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 8:58pm
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Gumpaste or 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste! icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 9:06pm
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Agree w/them ^^^^^ icon_smile.gif
The other way is w/royal icing. If you pipe well it is an option but I don't like making RI and have thrown out more leftover than I could ever use in years icon_sad.gif

BabeyCakey Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 12:17am
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My vote is for gumpaste. I made these daisies for a co-worker's cake this week...very simple.
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whitet4 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:05am
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I just used fondant on my ladybug cake. I used the wilton cutters. Cut them out stuck them in the freezer to harden up a bit( I hate when i try and lift them and petals get distorted), and then let them dry. I used a little bit of vodka on a paint brush to sharpen up the edges.

leah_s Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:45am
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Easiest? Buy 'em.

Other than that, what ^^^ said.

shelly-101 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:59am
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i just made a wedding cake with hundreds of daises i never want to make another daisy for as long as i live. I used a wilton Daisey cutter and used a veining tool to make the line in the middle of each petal i just used fondant with a little bit of gumtex and for the centers i used royal icing and a number 3 tip. here is a pic
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Win Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 2:03am
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Shelley, that's precious! What a great accomplishment. At least it didn't kill you, then you'd be 'pushing up daisies." LOL 'scuse the pun!

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I'm always on the end voting for gumpaste or fondant/gumpaste mix. Wilton's daisy cutter is affordable and easy to use. A daisy is one of the easier flowers to master.

shelly-101 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 2:06am
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[quote="Win"]Shelley, that's precious! What a great accomplishment. At least it didn't kill you, then you'd be 'pushing up daisies." LOL 'scuse the pun!

lol.....thats one way to look at it

Tee-Y Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:45pm
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Wow Shelly! Your cake is worth the effort it took to put it together. IT IS LOVELY!!!!!! So bright and sunny, I love it!

sweetjan Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 1:53pm
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It's a knockout!! Great job!

SweetMelissa2007 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 11:33pm
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Gumpaste/fondant mix is def the way to go. I also used the Wilton cutter with the veining tool. I made the center "dot" from the fondant/gumpaste then wet it a little and dipped the top in granulated sugar. It gives it a textured look just like a real daisy. I also let some dry flat and some in flower formers so they were rounded. You can see mine on my baby booties cake in my photos.

carnitram Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 2:51pm
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I did the same as Shelly101, I had MMF and added a little of the wilton Gum-Tex it worked great and dried hard. My nieces and nephews ate them all and said they tasted good too. icon_smile.gif

carnitram Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 2:52pm
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I did the same as Shelly101, I had MMF and added a little of the wilton Gum-Tex it worked great and dried hard. My nieces and nephews ate them all and said they tasted good too. icon_smile.gif

luvsfreebies72 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 3:05pm
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I love making daisies. They are quick & easy

I agree w/ pp'ers - fondant or gumpaste or a 50/50 mix - whatever you prefer working with

piping them w/ RI is easy, too, but I like doing them in fondant

I, too, wet the center and lightly press yellow sugar or cake sparkles or whatever to give the center that texture. Looks more realistic to me

didi5 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 3:36pm
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Your cake is so precious Shelly!

I agree with most people here. The easiest way would be to use gum paste or combination of gum paste and fondant. I have use just fondant too and it worked out fine.

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