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I made some daisies today..it was so much easier compared to making “Lily of the Valley” flowers. Here are the items needed to make the daisies.
- Untinted gum paste
- Rolling pin
- Tiny pencil or stick
- Small wire or use your cake tester/ satay stick
- Daisy cutter
- Water and brush
- Stiff wires, 6 inches each
- Yellow royal icing
- Piping bag and tip
- Styrofoam block
Roll the gum paste and cut using the cutter. 2 pieces will make one flower.
Lay one shape on the sponge and roll the petal areas only, with the thin stick. Do not roll the centre part. The petal will become slightly bigger and thinner.
Do this with the wire to get the lines.
Wet the centre of the first shape, and stick the second shape on top. Press down and the daisies will curve up naturally.
I put mine in a small palette, cushioned with some cottons and let it dry for an hour.
Now prepare the stem. Roll a small ball of gumpaste and stick to the end of the bended wire.
Pipe some royal icing on top of the ball and stick the flowers.
Once the flowers are attached to the stem, pipe the yellow stamens.
Stick all completed flowers on the styrofoam to dry overnight.
If you find some of the petals drooping (oopsie-daisies ), don’t worry just glue it with the royal icing (and pray that nobody will notice).
So, here’s the end result :
Mission accomplished.. beddy-bye now ! Take care all of you..salam.