Oh, wow, that's a beautiful flower. It looks like each petal was cut, ruffled and placed separately. I can't think of any way to do it that wouldn't be a ton of work, though.
Maybe you could take a long strip, frill it, and then bunch it up. Kind of haphazard but it would save you a lot of time.
You attach the petals starting from the centre and working outwards. You just stuff as many petals as you can into each circle. The contour of this finished flower should be a half sphere with a flat bottom.
That's a good idea, Annie. I just made some carnations with a cutter that might work, too, if you bunched it up just right. It's a circle with several cuts along the outer edge. The edges aren't pinked, but are rather tiny clips that go from the outer edge toward the center of the circle (got them at Global Sugar Art). Once they were frilled, they made nice raggedy edges for the carnations, on the order of what the edges of this marigold look like.
Hmmm, I think our posts crossed in the mail BakingIrene! I'd say your instructions are right on the mark, and I think the important part is "stuff in as many petals as you can" - this flower looks like it has a LOT of petals!
Thanks guys, for the info.