I want to get started making sugar flowers and would like to start specifically with the Daisy. However, also want to learn others. Is there a book you would recommend for this particular flower? Also, any other tools/tips/cutters you've found work for you? I have worked with fondant, but not really gumpaste and I don't live in an area where they offer classes in this medium.
Thank you in advance!
When I started making flowers, I got the Wilton set of green cutters and it came with an instruction book. I've never had a class on them, but I don't do too bad. Now I make roses without using cutters at all. Just takes practice.
You could spend a TON of money to just get yourself set up to learn how to make different flowers, so I would advise to uitlize FREE resources where you can find them!
There are some really great FREE tutorials here on Cake Central, there's a really long thread about free tutorials:
this collection of tutorials is one the the best places to start learning how to make tons of flowers!!
here you can find alot of flower making tutorials
@ tortomanie.... Just spent @ 30 minutes looking at the websight you posted!!! It's really great, even though I can read the directions, I especially like how there is more than one example shown for each flower!!
I don't suppose this has to do with Girl Scouts? (what with daisies being the official flower and this being the 100th birthday of GSUSA; just guessing!)
Anyway, I posted a couple of things recently you might find interesting/relevant. This is the gerbera daisy from Wilton's brand new Course 4, Advanced Gum Paste Flowers: http://theicedqueen.blogspot.com/2012/02/gerbera-daisy-from-wilton-course-4.html
And this is a daisy piped directly onto a cupcake:
Now to get back to that amazing "Lovely Tutorials" site. Just, WOW! I'm addicted
Try YouTube as well