Friday, 5 October 2012

fondant daisy flower

I love daisy, they are such simple and elegant flowers. Either you choose to arrange your cake with assorted size of daisies or, top your cupcake with a giant one, they just look so cute!

Right, let's make this very simple daisy flower

 you will need:

  •  pale blue and light yellow colour fondant with CMC treated
  • large daisy fondant cutter
  • rolling pin
  • sieve
  • corn flour 
  • cupcake baking tray
  • small brush
  • edible highlight dust 
  • CMC powder (mix tiny bit with 1 tsp water to make edible glue) 
  • Flower leaf shape tool (sorry I forgot it in the pic, will be shown in the following pics)
  • round shape cutter similiar size with the flower stamen 
  • Foam for shaping the flower petal

Dust some corn flour on the work surface to avoid sticking;
Roll your pale blue fondant to around 3mm thick;
Cut out the daisy flower with the flower cutter, press down gently to achieve the vein imprints;

Carefully pick it up without tort the shape, and place it on a foam, use flower leaf shaping tool, gently press down along each petal to get a natural curl up

Dust your cupcake baking tray with corn flour before placing your flowers in it to dry out. 

Now move on to the stamen
Roll out the yellow fondant to around 7mm thick;
Use a round cutter which is the similar size with the stamen, I use a nozzle tip here, don't worry too much with the cut-out shape at this point, as it will lose some of the thickness later

Press the round dough shape against sieve. You can use the rolling pin to help you pushing down, the thick here is, you don't want to press too hard, so that you squeeze away too much fondant, ends up losing the height of the stamen. However, you need to firm enough to get the imprints from the sieve to achieve a mimic feel of the real daisy stamen.

Cut the shape again with the round cutter 

Dust it with edible highlight powder

Stick it onto the flower with edible glue made from CMC powder

Leave it dry overnight


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