Saturday, June 4, 2011

Daisy Tutorial

This is my first tutorial, so I hope I am able to make daisy making clear.  I would welcome any feedback to make the tutorial better in any way!

Supply List
 Cel Stick
rolling pin
Moss green petal dust
Buttercup yellow coloring
paint brushes
foam pad
PME daisy cutter, med
JEM daisy center cutter
Cel board
Corn starch - not in picture
shortening - not in picture
palette knife
edible glue - I just use a mix of water and a tiny bit of gumpaste
If you live in the South Miami, FL area the best place to purchase these tools is Miles Cake and Candy Supplies. The owner, Adriana is so sweet and helpful.  The staff there is always eager to help you and answer any questions. If you do not live in the area, these supplies can be purchased though Global Sugar Art's website.
1. Work your gumpaste until pliable
2. Color a very small amount of gumpaste Buttercup yellow to be used for the daisy center - wrap in Saran wrap and set aside
3. Roll out gumpaste until you can almost see your Celboard.
4. Cut Daisy with cutter

5. Lightly dust foam pad with cornstarch and place daisy on it
6. Take Celstick and roll each petal from side to side with even pressure

7. Carefully pick up daisy with the help of a palette knife and place on former - an excellent idea for a flower former is shown below.  I learned this from Cake Journal.

8. Then put tiny, tiny pieces of paper towel underneath every other petal to give it a more natural look when it dries.  I hope you can see from the top picture.
9.  Take your colored gumpaste out and make your daisy center - very simple!

10. Brush a tiny amount of edible glue on to middle of daisy and carefully place daisy center on top, then let dry for 24hrs.

11. After the daisy is dry, you can dust it with the Moss green petal dust.  Remember to use the petal dust very sparingly - you can always add more, but can not take it away ;-) Below is a before and after picture.  When you are satisfied with your dusting, steam the daisy for about three seconds to let the dust set into the flower and look more natural.  The last picture is the finished daisy.  I had so much fun blogging about this and hope you were able to pick up some helpful hints!!

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