Make Sunflowers Of All Sizes???

Decorating By NolansMom Updated 5 Jun 2010 , 1:58am by msulli10

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NolansMom Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:34am
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Any suggestions, or tuorials out there that anyone knows of??? I have a wedding cake with sunflowers and would love to make some good sized ones, but I am stumped on how to approach it. Would I be better off just buying fresh sunflowrs????

Thanks everyone

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tesso Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:38am
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Best sunflower I have ever seen. I suggest PMing and asking for help. I love this cake!!

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msulli10 Posted 5 Jun 2010 , 1:58am
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I had the same dilemma. I searched high and low for a fairly easy tutorial. They make a daisy/sunflower cutter (I think PME), but I thought that the flower looked more like a daisy than a sunflower. I finally decided to make separate petals and then "glue" them all together. I used a single leaf cutter (from the Wilton gumpaste flower set). I used the ball tool to thin them and shape them. I made a bunch of these. I laid them on a piece of green gumpaste that I cut into a circle and glued them in place with water/tylose mix. Then I took a thick piece of brown fondant and cut a large circle out of it and used it as the center. Then I kept poking at it to give it texture. I dusted the petals a bit. I dried them in a bowl to cup the petals. Then I made large leaves. Here's a link to what they looked like or you can look at my pics - it's the picnic basket cake. The very small one was done with the daisy cutter. Hope this helps.

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