Daisies are my favorite flowers to make for cakes.... either classic white and yellow ones or fun ones in all sorts of colors. They are so simple and I find the technique to be so soothing. Let me show you how I do it!
You will need:
gumpaste in your desired color
egg white or water
a rolling pin
an xacto knife
a piece of window screen
First, roll a piece of gumpaste very thin then cut out a daisy shape with your cutter.
Use the xacto knife to make the division between each petal a bit longer and to slice each petal in half.
Place the toothpick along one section of the petal and roll it back and forth to get a ruffled look. Repeat for each section of each petal. The key is to use a lot of pressure but keep the movement small so you don't go over the cut lines.
Next, make a small ball a little smaller than the center of your flower.
Press the ball on to a piece of window screen.
Peel the ball of the window screen.
And use the egg white or water to adhere the ball to the middle of the flower.