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!
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!
K, never posted a link here before, but hopefully this works!
Tutorial list here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654803.html
Here is another link for instructions on how to make a gergera daisy.
Loucinda, that looks amazing, I thought it was real at first! The dusting just perfects it
Whoops! Sorry for the double attachment!
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.
Thanks so much for you help! All the cakes were stunning! I will try!
Was it this one?
Yes - I have teh largest one of these plunger cutters - works great!
Oo, I love the idea of patterning the middle with a sieve too, that's brilliant
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.
Mouth Tool? Please help! I don't have any idea what that is! You must love beginners! Yikes!
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!)
Here it is:
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!