Deep pink daisies in full bloom wake up this dainty floral trimmed cake. The new Wilton Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set includes complete instructions for making these dramatic daisies, which are highlighted with brushstrokes of Color Dust.
Three to four days in advance: Make gerbera
daisies. For centers follow Daisy instructions
from Cutter Set on 22-gauge wires in assorted
lengths: one 6 in., two 9 in., one 11 in. and three
12 in. Let dry 24 hours. Tint 8 oz. gum paste
burgundy. Use small and large cutters and
instructions from Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set
to make seven gerbera daisies. Let dry 48 hours.
One day in advance: Mold fondant flowers.
Use Nature Mold to make 56 each medium
and large white flowers for cake sides. For
flower centers, tint 2 oz. fondant yellow. Roll
out 1/16 in. thick. Cut using small end of tip 6
for medium flowers, small end of tip 10 for
large flowers. Attach centers using adhesive.
Let dry on cornstarch-dusted waxed paper covered
Bake and cool 3-layer cake. On same-sized
foil-wrapped double cake circles, spatula
ice cake top smooth and ice sides using tip
789, smooth side up. Attach three top rows
of flowers, alternating sizes, using tip 6 dots
of icing. Position top row so that 1/3 of flower
extends above cake.
At reception: Position on cake stand. Attach
bottom row of flowers, extending 1/3 of flower
below cake edge. Tape daisy stems together
and insert in dowel rod; secure with ball of
fondant if necessary. Insert in cake top and
* Combine Burgundy with Red-Red for burgundy