How to create daffodils with icing

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How to create daffodils with icing
To create daffodils, use biscuit cutters that feature six petal shapes. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

When daffodils begin to raise their brightly-coloured, trumpet-shaped heads, it's a sure sign that spring is on its way, even if the weather still feels wintry and cold. Vases of daffodils and daffodil-shaped decorations can help to brighten up your home in time for Easter celebrations. A large sponge cake, or an array of cup cakes that you have decorated with daffodil-shaped sugar paste flowers would make a charming centre-piece for your Easter table.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Ready-made sugar paste
  • Rolling pin
  • Cornstarch
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Knife
  • Bun tray
  • Wooden spoon
  • Edible glue
  • Paintbrush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Roll out yellow-coloured sugar paste to a thickness of around 2mm (1/10 of an inch) using a rolling pin. Sprinkle a little cornstarch onto the sugar paste if it becomes too sticky.

  2. 2

    Press a flower-shaped biscuit cutter that has six petal shapes onto the rolled-out sugar paste. Cut around the biscuit cutter using a small, sharp knife to release the sugar paste flower shape.

  3. 3

    Create more realistic-looking daffodil petals by using the knife to mark little lines over the surface of the sugar paste flower. Place the sugar paste flower into the gently-curved compartment of a small, shallow bun tray.

  4. 4

    Roll a small ball of sugar paste between your palms to form teardrop shape. Use a clean, small and blunt utensil, such as the end of a small wooden spoon, to gauge a hole in the widest end of the sugar paste teardrop. Gradually widen the hole, and pinch and flatten the edge of the teardrop until it resembles a daffodil trumpet shape.

  5. 5

    Dab edible glue onto the centre of the sugar paste daffodil base using a small, clean brush, such as a clean paintbrush. Gently press the sugar paste daffodil trumpet onto the edible glue. Repeat steps 2 to 5 using the remaining sugar paste. Leave the sugar paste daffodil flowers to dry overnight before use.

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