As promised, here is the video demonstrating how to make gum paste daisies (ignore my hubbies lack of editing skills at the end)! You will need the following materials as described in last week's technique/terminology post:
In case you have difficulty viewing the video, here is an outline of the steps:
Step 1: Roll out gum paste to 1/16 inch thickness on a greased roll and cut mat. If you are using the Wilton 9 inch rolling pin, then you will want to use the pink bands.
Step 2: Using the medium daisy cutter, press 2 daisies. Just like cookies, it is best to wiggle the cutter a bit to make sure that there is a clean cut.
Step3: Using a tapered spatula, carefully remove the daisy from the mat and place on pink shaping foam which has been lightly dusted with your prepared dusting pouch.
Step 4: Using a ball and veining tool (teal tool from the modeling tool kit) and press lightly with the heel of the small end of the tool and pull gently toward you. If the tool sticks, press it into the dusting pouch in between presses on your gum paste.
Step 5: Repeat this for each petal on both flowers. Then, using a decorating brush, place a small amount of prepared gum paste glue in the center of one of the flowers and place the other one on top. You can use the ball and veining tool to help center and secure in place.
Step 6: Roll a small pinch of yellow tinted gum paste in a small ball and adhere with the gum glue.
Step 7: Place the finished daisy on a flower former to dry (optional).
If you try this technique, please let me know how you did! Also, I would like my readers to tell me what types of technique/terminology posts you would like to read. I am an amateur, so if I don't know how to do something I will try to find it out for you!!