How to make Fondant Daisies
I used a combo of equal parts fondant and gumpaste.
Tint the mixture with gel coloring.
Roll the mixture about 1/8" thick. I use a small amount of
corn starch to ensure the fondant and gumpaste won't stick.
Using a large daisy cutter cut two sets of petals for each flower.
Using a small fondant shaping tool indent
each petal slightly to give some definition.
I use a lot of the tools and cutters from
Wilton's Beautiful Gumpaste Flowers book and tool set.
This set also includes detailed descriptions for making a variety of flowers.
Place one layer of the petals in a cupcake holder.
The holder will help shape the petals until they dry.
With a small paint brush paint the center with a few drops of water.
Layer the second set of petals on top,
off setting the petals to fall between the bottom layer.
If using for a cake, thread a small amount of flower wire
through the middle before the gumpaste mixture dries.
If using to top cupcakes flower wire is not necessary.
Once the daisies dry pipe a small amount of royal icing into the center tofinish the flowers and secure the flower wire.
Let dry over night.