Daisy Trouble

Decorating By vickie43410 Updated 31 Jan 2012 , 4:50am by vickie43410

vickie43410 Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 8:05am
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I need to make daisies on wire "stems" for an upcoming cake. I am happy with my gumpaste daisies, but can't for the life of me figure out how to attach a stem to them. Daisies are pretty thin so there is not much for a wire to grab. I appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!

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karateka Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 1:16pm
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Why not cut out a small circle the same color and size as your daisy's center, then glue the wire behind the center with the extra circle on the back of it? Use melted chocolate or RI to glue them. If you are using the paper covered floral wire, that might hold on better, too.

peg818 Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 3:35pm
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When I do wired daisies I attach the wire to the center let dry then form the petals and then insert the wire with the center attached

Unlimited Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 4:17pm
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I make them like it says in my gum paste flowers book, on its base. The daisy doesn't have a wire, the base does, and the daisy is "glued" on top.

ycknits Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 10:09pm
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If your daisies are already made, I'd make small gumpaste balls (green to match your leaves or other colors in the cake), flatten them on one side (to fit the bottom of the daisy), insert a wire into the rounded end, and then let them set up a bit. Before they're dry, use a bit of melted chocolate to attach them to the base of the daisy. Then cut a fondant caylx (sp?) for each flower, thin the petals, then slide it over the wire and over the fondant ball to cover it. Attach the petals of the caylx to the bottom of the daisy with gumpaste glue or a tiny bit of melted chocolate.

If I were starting from scratch, I'd embed the wires in the center of the daisy, let it dry, and then thread the daisy layers over the wire, followed by a caylx....

Elcee Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by Unlimited

I make them like it says in my gum paste flowers book, on its base. The daisy doesn't have a wire, the base does, and the daisy is "glued" on top.

Ditto this. I make the base in geen to match my leaves. Make a small hook at the end of your wire. Form a teardrop of a small piece of gumpaste (relative to the size of your daisy), flatten one end, thread it onto the wire so the hook is about 1/2 way in the teardrop, with the flattened end up. Allow to dry a bit and attach your daisy with water or gumpaste glue.

TexasSugar Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 4:01pm
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If you are making them, you can form the center part of the daisy, take a piece of wire that has a small hook on top, that is bent to the side, think golf club. Heat the hook until it is super hot (be really careful) and then press that into the back of your daisy center.

The heat of the wire will melt the gumpaste and the center will stick to it right away. Then put a drop of gum glue on your daisy petals, thread the wire through and pull the center down to the petals and let dry.

vickie43410 Posted 31 Jan 2012 , 4:50am
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Thank you everyone for the advice. What I found that worked for me was this...I let my daisies set up a bit to and I took my floral wire (covered) and bent a little "foot" into it. I pressed it slightly into the back of the daisy and then slipped a green calyx around the wire and glued it to the back of the flower, trapping the foot of that wire in between. This seems to be working for me but I am glad to have some more options.

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