Wilton Field of Daisies CakeBack to category
Wilton Field of Daisies Cake
Apply the watercolor technique to a cake!
- Time:2 hours
1Project time does not include the time needed neither to bake nor cool cake.
Note that this project also requires making components several days in advance of serving time.
2Two Days in Advance of Serving Cake:
Tint 1 oz. gum paste Yellow. Prepare gum glue adhesive following recipe directions on packaging. Use fondant roller with Blue guide rings to roll out 4 oz. White gum paste 1/16 inch thick. Use small daisy cutter and instructions from gum paste flower cutter set to make 14 daisies without wired centers. Let daisies dry at least one overnight.
For centers, roll Yellow gum paste into a pea-sized ball and flatten. Use brush and gum glue adhesive to brush centers. Immediately top with Yellow sprinkles. Let dry. Use brush and gum glue adhesive to attach centers to daisies.
3Closer to Serving Cake:
Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two 8 inch cakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Prepare, fill and stack cakes for a 2-layer cake, 5 inch high. Place cake on cake circle. Use spatula and icing to ice cakes lightly.
Cover cake with fondant. Tint 36 oz. fondant Blue (combine Cornflower Blue with Teal for Blue shown). Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out Blue fondant 1/8 inch thick. Cover cake with Blue fondant. Trim with fondant trimmer.
Use brush and White-White icing color to paint daisies on cake. Combine Moss Green icing color with water. Separately combine Lemon Yellow icing color with water. Use brush and Green mixture to paint stems. Use brush and Yellow mixture to paint highlights on stems. Use brush and Green mixture to paint daisy calyxes and additional stems. Use brush and gum glue adhesive to attach gum paste daisies to cake.