Gerber Daisy?

Decorating By King-Girlz Updated 14 Mar 2010 , 12:15pm by King-Girlz

King-Girlz Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 12:10am
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I would love how to make a gerber daisy? Not sure if I have the correct cutters or not? Is it difficult? They always look beautiful!

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Hillywu Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 12:17am
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Gerbers are not difficult at all. Global Sugar Art has a set of cutters that a plunger style. I got them last year when I was doing a cake and cupcakes with the daisies. You just cut two of the same size daisies, use a little edible glue to stick them together so the petals have an alternating pattern. You can just make your center with a circle cutter and glue it. I think I just used the end of a paint brush or something to make the little dot pattern in the center. Good luck!

robyndmy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 12:22am
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In the How To forums, there's actually a sticky at the top with TONS of flower tutorial, with a couple different ways of doing gerbers... which are totally my favourite flower too!

robyndmy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 12:23am
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K, never posted a link here before, but hopefully this works!

Tutorial list here:

Lita829 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 12:25am
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Here is another link for instructions on how to make a gergera daisy.


Loucinda Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:19am
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This daisy was done with the PME cutter set from GSA. It has the size for the gerbera daisy too - it is just bigger than this one! (and you use 2 of them to make it full)

robyndmy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:53am
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Loucinda, that looks amazing, I thought it was real at first! The dusting just perfects it icon_smile.gif

Loucinda Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 2:10am
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Thank you! icon_smile.gif

SallyBratt Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 3:34am
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They can be a bit fussy if you want to get the little fringy petals around the middle part but once you get going it's pretty easy. I did a cake with a bunch of gerberas a few months ago. It's one of my favourites that I've done so far.

SallyBratt Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 3:35am
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Whoops! Sorry for the double attachment!

egensinnig Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 7:29am
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I used 3 layers of large petals on this one and 2 layers of small petals. I frilled the petals to give them some natural movement and also dried them with small pieces of tissue here and there to give it even more different positions for the petals. The small petals in the middle I cut in half with scissors. The brown middle is patterened with a siv.

King-Girlz Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:25pm
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Thanks so much for you help! All the cakes were stunning! I will try!

King-Girlz Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:28pm
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egensinnig Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:33pm
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Yes - I have teh largest one of these plunger cutters - works great!

robyndmy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 3:12pm
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Oo, I love the idea of patterning the middle with a sieve too, that's brilliant

Loucinda Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 3:00am
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Yes, that is the one. I have the set that has 3 sizes. I used the "mouth tool" to roll each petal to slightly vein them and make them look more realistic. (put the thin end of the tool towards the center of the daisy) I also used a sieve to mark the center.

King-Girlz Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 3:17am
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Mouth Tool? Please help! I don't have any idea what that is! You must love beginners! Yikes!

Loucinda Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 3:38am
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It is a tool that has impressions in it that look almost like bark on a tree - when you roll it on the petals, it lightly veins them -which is what makes them look real. (and I do not mind answering newbies at all, I was one once!) icon_smile.gif

Here it is:

Britt-K Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 6:36am
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I also use the PME plunger cutters. I do 2 layers and then use a very small daisy cutter for the inside petals that I cut the leaves in 1/2 and press on overlapping. Then I use a sifter to make the impressions for the center. Dust it with petal dust and it really pops!

King-Girlz Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 12:15pm
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Thank you so much. This website has provided me with MANY helpful people! It is amazing! So nice that everyone helps each other out!
Thanks soooooo much!

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