Gerbera Daisies

Decorating By KDKirk Updated 1 Feb 2011 , 1:00pm by foxymomma521

KDKirk Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 7:25am
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Please help. I am pretty new to cake decorating and my friend has asked me to do her wedding cake/cupcakes. She wants Gerbera daisies in all colors. I'm thinking that gum paste would work better than fondant for these but honestly I dont have any idea. Are there forms or cutters that should be used? If so where can I find them. icon_redface.gif I have looked locally but they aren't in our local craft store that sells cake decorating items. Please any suggestions needed. Her wedding is 11 days away so I dont' have much time and I have looked all over the place and am finding nothing. I figure my friends on here will have some ideas for me. icon_lol.gif

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jillyscakes Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 8:03am
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I would use gum paste and pme plunger cutters have a set for daisies?gerberas.

soledad Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 8:23am
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kdKIRK... Where are you? Every michael craft store has at least the "daisy cutter" whis is the similar to a gerbera cuterr.after you get the cutter, go to the sticky here on CC posted by Rylan ( awonderful CC member) he made a collection of tutorials. I will post a link for it

http://www.artandappetite.com/tutorials/

http://www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/gum-paste-gerbera-flower.html
http://sweetopia.net/2009/09/how-to-make-gum-paste-daisies/
The first link is for the sticky it has the list of the different tutorials
the second link is for the gerbera flower.
That tutorial is made with the cutters mention by jillyscakes
the third link is a daisy with the same cutters.
This is the Wilton daisy cutter.

http://cupcakepassionstore.co.uk/Wilton-Daisy-Fondant-Cutter-Set-3-pieces

Hope this helps.. Good luck thumbs_up.gif
CIAO

MikeRowesHunny Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 10:49am
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Originally Posted by KDKirk

Please help. I am pretty new to cake decorating and my friend has asked me to do her wedding cake/cupcakes. She wants Gerbera daisies in all colors. I'm thinking that gum paste would work better than fondant for these but honestly I dont have any idea. Are there forms or cutters that should be used? If so where can I find them. icon_redface.gif I have looked locally but they aren't in our local craft store that sells cake decorating items. Please any suggestions needed. Her wedding is 11 days away so I dont' have much time and I have looked all over the place and am finding nothing. I figure my friends on here will have some ideas for me. icon_lol.gif




Ouch, 11 days?! At this point I would just be ordering premade ones! It'll save you a lot of time and stress:

http://www.cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=10167&p_catid=349&page=6

Evoir Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 11:34am
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You can make gerberas also by wiring individual petals to give a realistic flower form, but there is a LOT more to it than that - even with the plunger or daisy cutters. I'd be asking if the friend might consider simple daisies at this point, seeing as it's 11 days you have! If you are still keen to make those gerberas then I recommend watching the tutes etc. They are not a quick flower to reproduce!!

foxymomma521 Posted 1 Feb 2011 , 1:00pm
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1728417/1728420
I used the pme plunger, and a 50/50 fondant gumpaste mix. (I really don't like the colors the bride chose!)

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