This week, I was asked by a friend to make emergency sunflowers for their wedding cake. These bright sunflowers are really easy to make and super effective on your bakes!
You will need:
- Large Sunflower (Gerber/Daisy) plunger cutter
- Flower centre mould
- Small rolling pin
- Yellow and dark brown food colour
- Tin foil
- If you have a large flower former, you can skip this part but I will be making my own from tin foil! To do this, fold a small rectangle of foil in half.
- Then, fold round the edges to make around shape (it doesn’t need to be accurate, just big enough for your sunflower)
- Push the base of the circle down to create a small tin foil bowl, this will create the shape of the sunflower.
- Lightly dust your tin foil bowl with cornflour to prevent the sunflower sticking.
- Colour flower paste your desired colours. I’m using Sugarflair melon for the sunflower and Sugarflair dark brown for the centre.
- Next, roll out your yellow flower paste very thinly on a cornflour dusted surface. Cut out two flowers and ‘plunge’ the design onto your sunflower.
- Lightly paint the centre of one sunflower with edible glue and stick on the second, overlapping the petals.
- Gently lift your two sunflowers and place into your dusted tin foil bowl, creating a ‘curled up’ shape on the edges.
- For the centre, lightly dust a ball of brown flower paste and push gently into the mould. Then push it out.
- Lightly pain the centre of your sunflower with edible glue and stick down the centre, making sure not to distort the design.
- Leave to dry overnight.
Happy baking (and decorating!)