I know! I know! You are probably wondering I have already done a tutorial on daisies… so, why am I doing it again?
Well, this time, the tutorial is on making gerbera daisies. Some of the steps are still the same but the end result is fantastic! I think I like these more than the regular daisies. How about you?Which ones do you prefer?
Here are the steps:
Roll out bright orange fondant.
Then, using the largest daisy cutter from the Wilton set, cut out 2 daisy shapes.
Press the toothpick gently in the middle of each petal to give it a veined pattern. Do this for both daisy cut-outs
NOTE: Only one daisy cut- out is shown in the picture… I forgot to put them side-by side for the pic...hehe
Place one of the daisy cut-outs on the flower forming cup.
Roll out bright orange fondant again and this time cut out a circle using using a round cutter (I used the medium one from the Wilton circle set).
Now, using the smallest cutter from the Wilton circle set, cut out the centre.
Cut the remaining hollow circle into 4 equal parts using a sharp knife.
For each each part, make cuts around one side but DO NOT go all the way through. Leave the ends intact.
Carefully, lift those parts and place them around the centre of the daisy in 2 rows.
Press the interior of the rows VERY gently with a leaf veiner to secure them in place.
Remember that second daisy cut-out we had made in the first step? Well, time to use it now….
Dab the centre of the second daisy cut-out with water.
Take the entire daisy from step 8 and place it on top of this second daisy.
Gently press the centre with a finger to secure everything in place.
Also, cut out a small yellow circle and paste in in the center and use a toothpick to “roughen” it up.
NOTE: The two daisy cut outs could have been pasted on top of each other right after step 1 and then you could have done everything else the same way. This would have made things simpler but I only realized that after I was done making this gerber daisy…hehe
Dab the yellow centre with water.
Roll out a few small, yellow balls and stick them in the centre.
Let it all dry and VOILA! Your fondant gerbera daisy is ready!
Have fun decorating!
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