After my center has dried for at least 24 hours, I'm ready to add my petals. I've rolled out my gum paste and I've cut them with a daisy cutter. It has eight petals, all the way around.
Once I've cut out my shape, I go ahead and pinch each of the petals so that they become a little bit thinner.
Next, I want to add a little bit of cupping to my petals. Daisy petals are very cupped. I'm going to take a little teeny tiny ball tool and just run it down just a little a bit. Trace the center of each one of those petals, all the way around.
Then, I'm ready to add it to my center. I've pierced the center of my petal, slide it all the way up. I'm going to dry it, pushing it in to the center, and dry it upside down so that it's cupped around.
Then, I can take another one and set this aside, for one quick second. Take another set of petals and run my ball tool down the edge of each one of the petals.
When I add this layer though, I want to make sure that the petals are not exactly lined up. So this layer is going to in between, all the petals, are going to be in between the first layer.
So that when I look at it from the top, I don't see two petals that are in the exact same spot. They'll dry upside down at least overnight, at least 24 hours to dry. And then you have some beautiful daisies to place on your cake.