A blog about my ideas, creative process, failures and successes while cooking, creating cakes and planning parties. Thanks for listening so Doug doesn't have to!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Daisies, Daisies, Everywhere!
Spent the day making daisies....
I should have plenty for my wedding cake next weekend, but I always make extra because you just never know what might happen!
The process is really quite simple. Roll out the 50:50 gumpaste fondant mixture very thin. Cut out flowers with a cutter (top left), use a ball tool to thin and curl the petals (top right). After drying for a few hours in a flower former, I used mostly baking cups here, I added a small yellow fondant center (bottom). The pattern was impressed with a fine cheese grater.
Why use flower formers, you ask? Have you ever seen a totally flat flower? This gives the flowers a little more realism.