I want to make this cake for my moms 60th birthday. Has anyone make this type of flower before? What tip do I use? Any tricks on making it perfect?
Thanks in advance!!!
I am clueless and sure I do not have a tip that would make those petals. I would use gum paste. Maybe one of the other ladies can advise.
This may sound crazy...but it looks like they opened up a leaf tip a bit and then made sure to round off the tip when they pulled away...
Oh I see what you are saying so just a large leaf tip and bend it open more! I didn't think about that! I'll have to try it!
giraffeflute05 The tip you need is 104. I enlarged the picture, and I do believe the petals are fondant or gumpaste. The centres look piped. There is a tutorial on Wilton on how to pipe the flower.
Hold on everyone! It’s NOT a daisy — it’s a sunflower:) I know there’s a certain tip for those petals but can’t remember what # it is Just looked—might be a larger version of # 62; 64; or 97 Maybe 95? Can’t tell from the small pix in the old Wilton yrbk I have :(
I stand corrected kakeladi, it is a sunflower. You need tip #352, or a leave tip. Found a pretty easy tutorial.
You pipe 3 layers - start w/the 1st row of petals flat then the next row you slightly pull up at the end of the petal & the 3rd row gets pulled up even more For the center pipe small dark Brn dots surrounded by small stars in a lighter Brn
there’s a lotta different ways to make daisies and sunflowers — the ones in the picture can be piped like mermadebaked goods said with an opened leaf tip of the 67 variety with the little notched cut out vein/stem thing in it — the brown petals can be made with a cut parchment cone which is the leaf tip without the notch — the very center of the sunflowers on top look like dried currents — the centers on the flowers piped on the sides look like chocolate chips to me —
i really like the contrast of the ‘penciled’ in flowers and the 3-d ones — sweet cake!
It could be made w/gp but will have a different look Those definitely are b’ cream piped:)
You know K8 you’re probably right about the center could be raisins or currants
I mean currants — the fruit — that’s what it looks like to me
yeah doesn’t it look like that, Lynne — ingenious!
Thanks for all the info everyone! I thought the middle was chocolate chip minis. I didn't think about other ideas like raisin or currants!
I have done the sunflower with the leaf tip before but they didn't have much " thickness" to them like these do is why I wasn't sure what tip to use. I have some great ideas to play around with now! Thanks!
if I was adjusting my leaf tube for this flower - I would jam a #1 tube down into it to open it up — the petal comes out looking fairly rounded like you said, thicker, fatter, fuller