Need Help??? Problem Making Daisy Centers

Decorating By Karenelli Updated 23 Feb 2012 , 5:54am by theicedqueen

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Karenelli Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 4:13pm
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I am mamking gerbera daisies and am having a problem with the center design. Does
anyone have a turorial or any advice of how to make them. I am using fondant/gumpaste for the
petals.

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Texas_Rose Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 4:29pm
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There's a mold for gerbera daisy centers on the green silicone wilton flower impression mat.

Before I got the mold, I used to just roll a small ball of paste, flatten it slightly and then poke all over it with a plastic lollipop stick or small round tip.

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CWR41 Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

roll a small ball of paste, flatten it slightly and then poke all over it with a plastic lollipop stick or small round tip.




I do this too, but imprint with a new piece of wire mesh screen for the texture.

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marie1152 Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 4:31pm
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I usually flatten a ball of yellow gumpaste/ fondant and then us my pastry tip that is used for making grass and just press over your center with that. Works great for me...

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 6:45pm
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When I did these daisies, I rolled a ball for the centers, slightly flattened them, then dusted them with yellow cornmeal:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1923723/easter-2010

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KoryAK Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 10:43pm
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YES Marie1152 - this is exactly what I do too!

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theicedqueen Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 5:54am
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I'm taking the new Wilton Course 4, Advanced Gum Paste Flowers. The second flower we learned is the Gerbera Daisy. I posted some photos of that process and what the center looks like using the mold that came in the student kit (it's slightly different than the older Wilton mold; not sure which one I like better):
http://theicedqueen.blogspot.com/2012/02/gerbera-daisy-from-wilton-course-4.html

I like that idea of using the grass tip #233! I will definitely give that a try.

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