• 2 ounces marzipan
  • Gel-paste food coloring in yellow and orange, such as Wilton brand Golden Yellow and Orange
    • Step 1

      Divide marzipan into 3 pieces, keeping each piece in an airtight container when not working with it to prevent it from drying out. Dip a toothpick into gel paste and swipe across one piece of marzipan, starting with 2 swipes of yellow. (Use a fresh toothpick to add more color.)

    • Step 2

      Knead until color is even, adding more gel paste as desired. Repeat with another piece of marzipan and orange gel paste. Leave last piece untinted.

    • Step 3

      Tear off one-third each of yellow and orange marzipan; roll separately into 1/4-inch-diameter ropes, each 10 to 12 inches long. Cover both with a kitchen towel to keep from drying out. On a clean surface, roll out remaining yellow, orange, and untinted marzipan very thinly, each a scant 1/8 inch.

    • Step 4

      Cut out flowers using a 1/2-inch six-point-star aspic cutter. Make indentations in centers of each "petal" using a blade gum-paste tool (6 indentations total). Cut an 1/8-inch piece from one of the ropes and roll into a ball. Gently press ball around the tip of an arrow gum-paste tool to create a center flower "cup." Using tool, press cup into center of a flower. Repeat with remaining marzipan, creating a variety of color combinations of daffodils.

    • Step 5

      Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and let stand until dry, at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Store dry flowers in an airtight container up to 5 days.

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