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fondant gerbera daisies (on cookie pops)

So this is the last post I have from before I got sick. Luckily, I’m about able to get back in the kitchen.

I love a vase full of gerbera daisies. Cheap as I am, I usually buy my flowers at the local supermarket, and they always have gerbera daisies, so they are my go-to flower. (Though lately, I’ve really been into carnations, too, but I’ll stay focused on daisies for now.)

These fondant gerbera daisies can be used to top any dessert, really. I used them on cookie pops, but they would also be great as cupcake toppers or stuck to the side of a cake. I’m not a super huge fan of the taste of fondant, so as far as cookie pops go, the fondant to cookie ratio is a little too great for my taste. But gosh, I love the look of ‘em.

how to make
fondant gerbera daisies

you will need:*

rolling pin
confectioner’s sugar
food coloring

2 1/2-inch daisy fondant cutter

1/2-inch circle fondant or cookie cutter
light corn syrup
wax paper

*Find the fondant and cutters at the craft store. Or, you may make homemade marshmallow fondant. For food coloring, I use Americolor soft gel pastes. Red Red, Egg Yellow, Orange, Electric Purple, Electric Pink and Electric Green used here.

step one: prepare your fondant
Divide fondant and tint preferred colors (I usually color a handful at a time). Add a few drops of coloring to fondant and knead well, adding more drops to achieve desired color. If fondant gets sticky from overhandling, let rest at room temperature uncovered about 15 minutes until easily pliable.

step two: cut out your daisies and circles
Roll your preferred color of fondant on a surface dusted with confectioner’s sugar to prevent sticking. Roll about 1/8-inch thick. For each flower, cut out two daisies and set aside. Roll out lime green fondant and cut out 1/2-inch circles, one for each flower.



step three: assemble your daisies
Place a dab of light corn syrup on the center of a daisy with your finger. Place the other daisy on top so the petals are between those beneath. Place a dab of light corn syrup on the center of the top flower and place the lime green circle on top. Let the flowers sit on a piece of wax paper several hours to overnight to stiffen.

how to make
gerbera daisy cookie pops

you will need:*

fondant gerbera daisies

cookie dough

1-inch circle cookie or fondant cutter
lollipop sticks

icing

green food coloring (optional)

paint brush (optional)

*Find the cutter and lollipop sticks at the craft store.

step one: bake your cookie pops
Prepare cookie dough, chill, roll out, cut out circles, insert sticks and bake according to the recipe. Let cool completely.

step two: assemble your daisy cookie pops
If desired, paint the lollipop stick beneath the cookie using green food coloring and the paint brush. Spread a dollop of icing on the cookie and place the fondant daisy on top. I had a bag of white icing with a 5 tip handy, so I used that. Let dry completely before handling.

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20 Comments

  1. marisabel
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    it's so beautiful

  2. naomi
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable! They would be so perfect to gift as a bouquet of flowers too.

  3. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful daisy pops!

  4. Theresa (Miss Charlotte)
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    How absolutely PERFECT! Gerbera daisies are my all time favorite…these are so cute, I think we'll be making some in the very near future. Thanks for sharing, love. Cheers!

  5. Kristen P - "Praz"
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Wow – awesome!

  6. Madison
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    your blog is not good for my diet, everything i want to make!!

  7. Meg@MegaCrafty
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I love gerbera daisies- they are so bright and cheerful. These came out great!

  8. Cakebrain
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    My favourite flower! What a great idea! I'd rather get these than the real flowers I think!

  9. Sue
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    They're stunning Meaghan! My husband actually brought me some red/white & blue carnations today, but I like cookie flowers even better! :)

  10. Pink Little Cake
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    They are very cute, I love the colors that you used. I am glad you are feeling better.

  11. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    FANTASTICO!!!!!!!!!!! I am Italian today.

  12. CraftCrave
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [28 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  13. SweetSugarBelle
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I REALLY REALLY like this one!

  14. Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    really smart – I love them !

  15. SprinkleBakes
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Love this!

  16. The Vanilla Bean Baker
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful cookies! Love the bright colours you made.

  17. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted June 29, 2011 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Oh wow…those are so cheerful and pretty! {{psst…I *like* the taste of fondant.}} ;)

  18. pointyebt
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    Pretty. :) I love Gerberas, they come in so many bright and pretty colours, and they make great photographs and montages. They're not a 'cheap' flower at all. :)

  19. sweetsimplestuff
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Sooo cute … and I love the green sticks!

  20. MªJosé
    Posted July 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful. Just I have discover your blog I do not want to loose anything.

    sorry for my english

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