Anyone Make The Martha Stewart Daisy Cake?

Decorating By sugar-2 Updated 19 Jul 2009 , 6:59pm by ziggytarheel

sugar-2 Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:13am
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Would love any advice from anyone who has made or attempted to make the daisy covered cake by Martha Stewart.....have an order at the end of the month and would appreciate any advice.


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i_heart_pastry Posted 12 May 2009 , 4:59am
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She has a couple of daisy cakes - can you add a picture or a link to show which one you mean?


sugar-2 Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:11pm
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can't figure out how to post a link of the picture...but it's a 3 tier yellow fondant with small white daisies cascading from the top tier...with tons of daisies!

dutchy1971 Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:31pm
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OOps sorry it triple posted on me

dutchy1971 Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:31pm
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dutchy1971 Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:32pm
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Is this the one?


sugar-2 Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:57pm
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Yes that's the one....thanks for posting a picture of it....just wondering if anyone has made it and have any advice for me, do the daisies look like gumpaste to you??

Kimmers971 Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:01pm
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The website has a description as sugarpaste, and a few comments about them being done in gum paste and very simple.

Good Luck icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 12 May 2009 , 4:41pm
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I love that cake! It's so pretty! It's in my Martha Stewart wedding cake book and I love to look at it!

m420chelle Posted 12 May 2009 , 4:51pm
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We made it for someone at the bakery I worked at..the one we did was 5 tiers and we made close to 600 gumpaste daisies. They are easy to make but you have to make A LOT! Good luck with the cake!

lauritasolorzano Posted 12 May 2009 , 5:09pm
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I have made that cake before twice. Make the flowers out of gumpaste a week before at least so that you are not tired on the delivery day. I did not put the flowers before delivering since I did not know how the road was going to be. The last time I did it was a four tier cake and I and my mom spent 1 hour putting on daisies. And star at the top so if you run out of daisies is not that noticeable.


sugar-2 Posted 20 May 2009 , 11:38pm
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to those that have made this cake before, what sizes did you make....i have to make a 2 tier that serves about 25 people....should i go with 10" & 6"??? Thanks

m420chelle Posted 21 May 2009 , 11:12am
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When we made it 5 tiers, only the top two tiers were were dummies and I would guess that we did 6", 10", 14", 18" & 22" but they had a dessert bar as well and it was not for very many guests. I think the sizes you are considering sound good, though!

bekahzzz Posted 21 May 2009 , 8:38pm
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I made one while in school. I didn't get quite as many daisies because I ran out of time. Its actually a really simple cake, just time consuming to cut out all the daisies and attach them...but it looks great afterwards.

m420chelle Posted 21 May 2009 , 9:19pm
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Here's a picture of the cake we did at the bakery- like I mentioned, we made over 500 daisies for it.

icer101 Posted 21 May 2009 , 9:27pm
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all cake pictures are beautiful.. any cake with daisies on it.. is beautiful.. love daisies rosemary watson had a beatiful one in american cake decorating some years back.. so lovely!!!

KatesCakesBC Posted 21 May 2009 , 9:37pm
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I've yet to tackle using gumpaste or sugar paste, but am doing a daisy cake for my Sister's Baby Shower in a few weeks... do you use gumpaste just like fondant... roll it out and use a cookie cutter to cut out all the flowers? Could this be done with fondant?

underthesun Posted 21 May 2009 , 9:46pm
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I'm actually take a break from making gumpaste gerber daisies right now. Been working for about 2 hours. Very easy. yes, just roll out your gumpaste and cut. I have found if I don't get it thin, the daisies stick to my cutter. The thinner the better, especially since you will probably want to double stack your daisies cuts to make them look real. I'm actually using gumpaste recipe by Nicholas Lodge (first time to make). It turned out a little too stiff, so I mixed it 50/50 with fondant. Drying them in an egg carton with foil crinkle up inside. make sure you post your photo. I love daisy cakes!

cata29 Posted 21 May 2009 , 10:20pm
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This cake is simple yet elegant, have to make one just for fun! icon_biggrin.gif

post a pic. when you make your cake please

KatesCakesBC Posted 21 May 2009 , 10:38pm
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Love the idea of drying them in an egg carton to get the "cupped" look. Anyone have any secrets for making daisies/flowers with curled up/cupped petals?

sugar-2 Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:09am
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wow, cakes look great...thanks for sharing...

bekahzzz-are your daisies made of gumpaste ahead of how they curl up instead of being flat...what's your technique? thanks

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:11am
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I must confess, I've been wanting to make a daisy cake for many many years now -- and y'all have me very inspired to do so! icon_biggrin.gif

timhenk Posted 22 May 2009 , 4:12am
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Here's a pic of the one I did. As you can see, I made a few other different flowers as well. My advice is to make many more flowers than you think you need. I made over 200 for this 3 tier cake, with 4, 6, 8 inch tiers (if I remember correctly!) Scroll down toward the bottom of the page to see the daisy cake pic...

Cake4ever Posted 22 May 2009 , 8:00am
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Royal icing daises are quick and easy to make. I have a yellow daisy cake in my gallery. And it is possible to make different sizes with a smaller size rose petal tip.

If you want to curl up the tip of a gumpaste daisy, use your ball tool and draw/press a line up from the center of the daisy to the tip of each petal. Practice on one until you get the right pressure. Too hard of a press/draw will cause it to curl up tighter.

bekahzzz Posted 22 May 2009 , 12:14pm
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I made my flowers with gumpaste. They are probably different thickenesses as I was kinda in a hurry when I was making them. You can also crinkle aluminum foil and let flowers dry with the different motion. Makes them seem a little more real.

sugar-2 Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:35pm
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So here is my daisy cake, with over 120 daisies....issues with sagging fonant, live and learn, thanks to all for your advice and expertise, much appreciated! icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:38pm
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Wow hose -- that's a gorgeous cake!!! Very nice! icon_biggrin.gif

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 24 May 2009 , 4:04pm
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that is so lovely!

Cyndi1207 Posted 24 May 2009 , 4:14pm
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It came out so pretty!!! I love that you made some big and small. Too cute!!!

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