To make your own gumpaste daisies, use gumpaste to make centers small round centers and color with brown airbrush food coloring, let dry completely. Roll gumpaste thin and punch out daisy leaves, forming and drying the petals before airbrushing with yellow airbrush food coloring. Place prepared flower center into the flower center, using royal icing or egg whites to “glue” together.
Mix 2 pounds, 7 ounces water and Dawn Exceptional Bakers Request Coconut Flavored Cake Mix on low speed for three minute. Cream 3 minutes on third speed of a 4-speed machine (2nd speed of 3-speed machine); Incorporate oil and remaining water for one minute on 1st speed. Scrape down. Blend three minutes on 1st speed.
Measure out 3 pounds batter, deposit 1 pound 8oz into a sprayed and papered 8-inch cake pan. Repeat again to make 2 cakes total. Bake at 350F until cake springs back lightly when touched. Let cool completely.
Once cooled, trim the bellies of each cake, saving them for other uses. Place one cake round on a cake board, and fill with vanilla VelveTop. Place the other round on top and crumb coat with vanilla VelveTop. Smooth ice with vanilla VelveTop and dust the sides with coconut. Decorate the top with gumpaste flowers.