This Daisy Cake Design was very simple to make. I baked my cake in two round cake pans. I reserved a small amount of batter (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup), and baked that batter in an oven safe tea cup (you can use any dish that is oven safe and about the size and shape of a tea cup.
Remember that the cake in the smaller container will bake quite quickly, so check it early so it does not burn.
Once the cakes were cooled, I removed them from the pans, and I assembled the two round layers one on top of the other with frosting in between the layers. I frosted the entire round cake with white icing.
I frosted the smaller piece (the one I baked in a tea cup) with yellow icing. This piece will be the center of the flower. Next, I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to some coconut, and covered the small piece with yellow coconut.
I placed the yellow flower center in the middle of my serving tray. Next, I cut the larger, white frosted cake into 16 slices, and arranged those sections around the yellow flower center. These piece form the petals of the flower.
Finally, I covered each of the 16 white pieces with white mini marshmallows. The mini marshmallows add some texture, and if you use them, you don't have to worry about getting your icing really smooth.
I made this daisy cake for an Easter party at my son's school. It is a nice cake to serve to a group of kids because the cake is pre-sliced, which makes things a bit easier for the person who will be serving the cake.
I made this homemade daisy cake for a friend. Daisies are her favorite flower.
This cake was quite easy to make. It's an 8-inch chocolate/chocolate chip cake with cream cheese frosting. It is a 2 layer cake. I was playing with a product that is new to me. The chocolate fondant is by Satin Ice. It is absolutely delicious, tastes like really soft tootsie rolls. I love how the white daisies really stand out against the chocolate fondant.
The funniest part about this cake is that I only would take pictures only from one side. I didn't exactly figure out how many daisies were needed to cover the whole cake and ran about five or six short. There is a very large, empty, brown space on the other side of the homemade daisy cake.
While I had my back turned, my friend took a picture of the bald side, trying to be all sneaky. She thinks she's so funny. It didn't matter because I decorated the cake, we took pictures and then we devoured it. It was still a little warm from the oven so the frosting was melting into it. It was absolutely delicious, if I do say so myself.
This was my first attempt at covering a cake with fondant. I made a home made lemon coconut cake with cream cheese buttercream filling and covered it with homemade fondant that I colored yellow. The bottom of the cake is covered with a white fondant ribbon. The daisies and the leaves are handmade from gum paste, and I made them ahead of time so they could dry before placing them on the cake. For the gum paste, I just bought the Wilton mix that has to be mixed with water. Once I rolled the gum paste out, I used a fondant cutter to cut the daisies and leaves. I softened the edges on the leaves and used a veiner to give them more detail. Then placed the leaves on a flower former in order to give them shape. The daisies are two cut-outs 'glued' together with water with a round piece of gum paste put in the middle. I painted the middle piece yellow, and then sprinkled it with yellow sugar crystals. I attached the leaves and daisies to the cake with just a little water.