I'm looking to make marigold flowers (either out of fondant or gumpaste). I cannot find any information on how to make these. I don't see a cutter for it, tutorial or even cakes that have been made with a marigold topper. Any ideas on how I can make these. I attached a pic to show the two toned marigold
Purchase a set of Ateco Tear Drop Cutters (in at least 6 different sizes of teardrops). Available online or in lots of cake supply stores.
Use your fingers to "flatten" the end of each teardrop, then, if desired, make a "dent" in the middle of the flattened part. Now you have a set of graduated sized cutters appropriate for a marigold. You can make the marigold with or without wires following the same basic instructions needed for a peony, but modifying to get the "look" of a marigold.
I'd suggest the base color of dark yellow/orange for each petal, then use petal dust in a dark orange or orange/red color to create the shading in the center of each petal. Start at the bottom of each petal and use a dry paint brush to bring the orange up into the petal, but stop short of the edges.
Thank you Apti! I will try your suggestion. Wish me luck
You'll do gorgeous marigolds--I have faith!