I'm always amused to see the number of page views the post about gerbera daisies gets; I think it's got to be one of the most popular flowers of all time! It's also one of the easiest to make from gum paste. The sunflower is nothing more than a variation of it; if you can make one, you can make the other. You'll need 4" flower forming cups (one for each flower), brown gum paste and yellow gum paste stored under plastic cups to keep them from drying out, Color Dusts in Goldenrod and Brown, a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 blend of cornstarch and powdered sugar, a 9" fondant roller fitted with 1/8" pink rings, the large daisy cutter from either the Wilton Course 4 Student Kit or the Gum Paste Cutter Set, thin purple shaping foam, Crisco (to knead into the gum paste to revive it if need be), a gum paste storage board, a container of gum glue adhesive (a pinch of gum paste dissolved in a tablespoon of water), small brushes, the ball tool and veining tool from the Wilton 10-piece Fondant and Gum Paste Tool Set, and the impression mat featuring the sunflower center.
Start by dusting the back side of the storage board to use as your work surface.
Tear away the slack and put it back under the cup. If you've cut out both shapes at once, keep one under a flap on the storage board.