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Tips, Techniques and Tutorials for the Beginner Cake Decorator
HOW TO MAKE FONDANT DAISIES
In this tutorial I will show you how to make fondant daisies to use on cupcakes or cakes. The tutorial covers a large and small daisy and also shows you 2 different ways to make the flower centre depending on what moulds and cutters you may have available to use.
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In this large daisy example I am using a flower centre mould. In the next daisy example I will make a centre without using the mould. You can use whichever method you prefer.
Take a small amount of fondant, knead until it is soft and pliable, push into the mould, remove excess fondant and then turn the mould upside down and push the centre out onto the board and allow to dry whilst you are making the petals.
Knead the fondant until soft and pliable then rollout until it is about .5mm thick and using the large daisy cutter cut out a daisy petal.
Place the petal onto the foam mat, use the ball tool and gently shape the petal by running the tool from the tip of the flower petal point into the centre of the petals. This will soften the edges and make the petals look a little more realistic.
Place into a medium flower former.
Make the second set of petals by repeating step 2 with the large daisy cutter and gluing the second petal on the first set of petals. Try to glue so they sit between the first set of petals and so the petals do not sit on top of each other
Repeat step 2 and 3 using the small daisy cutter. Your daisy will end up with 2 large petals and 2 small petals as shown in the last photo below.
Glue on your flower centre and allow to dry before using on your cake or cupcakes. You can use edible dust to highlight the centre or give depth to the daisy if you wish.
Knead the fondant until it is soft and pliable, roll out to approximately 5mm thick and using the medium and small daisy cutter cut out one petal of each size.
Place the petals on the foam mat and using the ball tool gently shape the petal by running the tool from the tip of the flower petal point into the centre of the petals. This will soften the edges and make the petals look a little more realistic.
Place the larger petal into the flower former and then glue the smaller one on top.
Take a very small ball of fondant (in this example I am using yellow for the centre). Glue the ball into the centre of the petals and then use the pointy end of the modelling stick make your flower centre.
Allow to dry before using on your cake or cupcakes.