Sunday, January 23, 2011

GumPaste Gerbera Daisy Using The Mother's Day Bouguet Cart

I finally got a chance to sit down and look at the Mother's Day Bouguet cart. I found quite a few flowers on this cart that can be used to make Roses, Carnations, Gerbera Daisy and regular Daisy's.  Also the leaves will workout just great.  Anyone who likes to make gum paste flowers knows that the flower molds are not cheap.  So I decided I would do a little research on the web and look for different kinds of gum paste flowers.  I found this website called Make Fabulous Cakes. ( ) I seen the Gerbera Daisy and knew I could make it with the Cricut Cake machine.  I used the CC and the MDB cart. Here is my way of doing the Gerbera Daisy using the CC machine. 

Here you will cut out 2 Daisy flowers. One at 2 1/4 and one at 2 3/4

After you cut out the flowers you will need to take a knife and cut into each petal. Here you will see a circle in the center of the flower, that is so you don't cut down to far in the center.

After you cut each petal you will need to take a paper clip and bend it at the top to make the Daisy impressions. After you have put an impression on each petal, place it in an egg container or something that will give the flower some shape.  You can also use foil if you don't have any egg cartons.  Use 50/50 gum paste and fondant. Or you can use Tylose and water mix.  After you have made the flowers take some glue and put some in the center of the 2 3/4 one. Take the  2 1/4 flower and place the smaller one on top of the bigger one.

You will need to cut out 10 or more small Daisy's at 1 inch. Shown in the picture below you will need to cut them in half and then cut each little petal.

Once you have the small petals cut you are going to place them in the center of the flower. Use your glue to hold them in place. After you have made the first row make a second one.

Let the flower set for a little bit to harden. I took my Gerbera Daisy and airbrushed it Pink with a little luster dust. Hubby bought me an airbrush gun for my birthday back in July and this is the first time I got to use it. 


After you have let it dry some, take a small piece of gum paste and roll it in a ball. Take the ball and put it in the center of the flower and push it down in the center a little. Use a small pair of scissors or something sharp. I used my exacto knife and just started cutting into the center of the flower.

Let the flower dry. This could take a day or two depending on how thick the flower is and what the temperature in your house is. I hope you will try to make one. You'll be surprised how easy this flower really is !!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. YOU are TRULY one in a MILLION!!! You never cease to AMAZE me with your talent! You are in deed a talented woman! Thanks for the instructions!!!

  2. Looks fantastic Cyndi! I am glad to hear that my gum paste gerbera flower tutorial was helpful. Thank you for sharing your tips about using the Cricut machine in lieu of a cutter. It make me serious ly think about finally getting one.