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Easy Fondant Daisies {Daisy Cupcakes}

Learn how to make easy fondant daisies (daisy cupcakes) with simple ingredients and supplies. Perfect for Spring and Summer parties. You can also use them to decorate cakes.

These are one of the easiest edible flowers you can make. It’s perfect for beginners! You can use them to decorate a variety of Summer desserts. Make smaller versions and use them on these Bee Cupcakes (Bumblebee or Honey Bee). You can even go a step further and use them to fill this Flower Basket Cake (Basketweave).

Easy Fondant Daisy Cupcakes in Yellow Cupcake Liners With Pink Background

How to make easy fondant daisies (daisy cupcakes)?

  1. Bake cupcakes- Lemon cupcake were the best choice.
  2. Let them cool– Until room temperature.
  3. Make icing– Tangy lemon frosting complimented the cupcakes perfectly.
  4. Make daisies- With white and yellow fondant.
  5. Let them dry– Until hard.
  6. Decorate– Spread icing on cupcakes, toss sprinkles and stick a flower in the middle.
Overhead Shot of White Fondant Flower Cupcakes on Pink Background

Variations

Try other cupcake flavors– Such as these Easy Orange Cupcakes or Lime Raspberry Cupcakes.

Try other frostings– Such as Maraschino Cherry Frosting or Orange Frosting.

Fill cupcakes- With jams, preserves, caramel sauce, lemon curd, ganache, peanut butter, Nutella e.t.c.

Decorate with other flowers– For more floral inspiration, check out these Easy Flower Cupcakes (Fondant Pansy) and Easy Wafer Paper Flowers and Buttercream Flowers (Russian Piping Tips).

Try other sprinkles- I used green jimmies but the possibilities are endless.

Consider other colors– I kept the flower colors simple- yellow and white but sky is the limit!

Make mini cupcakes- And pair them with smaller versions of these flowers.

Decorate cake- Use these flowers to decorate a large cake, tiered cake or individual-sized mini cakes.

Tips and techniques

Don’t decorate warm cupcakes- They must cool completely before they are decorated or else the icing will slide and decorations will become sticky.

Homemade marshmallow fondant vs. Store-bought fondant- Either can be used. Both have their pros and cons. Homemade version tastes better but store-bought version is convenient because it’s already pre-colored.

Flower drying time may vary- This depends on the humidity. Higher humidity = Longer drying time.

Use gel colors rather than liquid food colors- Because they are thicker and more concentrated and won’t alter the consistency of icing or fondant.

Can I use gum paste? Yes. Please note that it dries hard very quickly and fondant takes longer.

Collage Image With Step By Step Pictures on How to Make Fondant Daisies

Storage

Refrigerate-This is not recommended since the moisture from the fridge can make the fondant decorations sticky. However, you can store iced cupcakes in a covered box in the fridge. Stick the fondant flowers on top before serving. That being said, leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days but fondant decorations may become sticky.

Room temperature- Decorated cupcakes can be stored in in a covered cardboard box for up to 2 days as long as there are no perishable fillings. They should not be in a sealed container because that will cause the fondant decorations to become sticky.

Freeze- Unfrosted/ undecorated cupcakes and frosting can be frozen separately in sealed containers for up to 1 month and thawed overnight in the fridge. Once thawed, they can be decorated, as per instructions below.

Make ahead instructions- These cupcakes can be baked and decorated 1 day in advance.

How to store fondant flowers? Once they are completely dry and hard, store them in a cardboard box away from humidity, moisture and sunlight. They can last up to 6 months.

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Fondant Daisies (Daisy Cupcakes)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Decorating time/ Drying time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 30 mins
Learn how to make easy fondant daisies (daisy cupcakes) with simple ingredients and supplies. Perfect for Spring and Summer parties. You can also use them to decorate cakes.
Yield: 14 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Bake cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • Ice each cupcake smoothly with lemon icing.
  • Toss green sprinkles and keep aside.
  • Start off by dusting your work surface with powdered sugar. This will prevent the fondant from sticking to the surface.Now, make a small ball of yellow fondant.  
  • Roll out white fondant.
  • Use a large daisy cutter to cut out a piece.
  • Press the toothpick gently at the middle of each petal to give it a veined pattern.
  • Roll out yellow fondant.
  • Use a small circle cutter to cut out a piece.
  • Press the end of a toothpick on this circle horizontally and then vertically until you have a "criss-cross" pattern within the circle.
  • Brush some water at the center of the daisy.
  • Place the yellow circle in the center and press it with your fingers until it sticks into place.
  • If you want a simple flower with not too many petals, you can stop here but, if you want a more full flower, keep going.
  • Roll out white fondant and cut out another white flower.
  • Brush some water in the center.
  • Place the prepared daisy with the yellow center on top of this one. Press it gently until everything sticks together. 
  • If you like flat flowers (like the ones in my pictures), let them dry on a flat sheet of wax paper. If you want the petals to look more curved, place these flowers on a flower forming cup and let them dry overnight.
  • Place a flower on top of the each iced cupcake. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 230mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 22IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 356
Author: Abeer Rizvi

6 comments on “Easy Fondant Daisies {Daisy Cupcakes}”

  1. Thanks for the tutorial. It was very clear and helpful, I will be trying this out soon!

  2. what a easy way of making flower!

  3. It is so cute, I’ll make them for my cupcakes 🙂

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