If you missed Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers Part 1, you may not know that it’s Flower Week here at sugarkissed.net. Every other day this week you will learn how to create a new dimensional flower using royal icing. The plan is for you to build a collection of stunning icing flowers that you can easily add to any cookie, cupcake, or other baked treat.
Don’t miss the wafer paper giveaway on Saturday!
Flower Week ends on Saturday with a different summer favorite… butterflies. I’ll show you how to create dimensional butterfly cookies using wafer paper. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win 3 sets of wafer paper from Fancy Flours! So, make sure you sign up for email updates (in the side bar on the right) or come back every other day this week for more icing flower tutorials. And definitely don’t miss the wafer paper giveaway on Saturday!
How to Make Royal Icing Flower #2
To make this royal icing flower you will need:
– Stiff consistency royal icing in one or two shades of red (or any other color)
– A pair of food safe tweezers
– Wax paper cut into small squares
Prepare your royal icing according to the directions of your favorite royal icing recipe. Color your icing using gel food coloring and load it into a decorating bag. To add a shaded effect to your flowers, load two different shades of icing into the same decorating bag. For a super simple way to do this, check out the technique Callye of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle uses in her Pretty Texas Bluebonnet Cookies.
When you’re ready to begin piping your flowers, add a square of wax paper to your flower nail, sticking it in place with a touch of icing or a piece of double-sided tape. Start by piping a small circle in the center. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look pretty, you are going to be stacking flower petals on top of it.
Next, beginning just inside the edge of the piped circle, apply pressure to your piping bag and pull outward, make a u-turn back towards the center when you reach the edge of your flower nail. Release the pressure as you get to the center point where you started your petal. Continue around the circle repeating this process until you have a complete circle of petals.
Create a second layer of shorter petals by repeating the process on top of the first layer. While the icing is still wet, use your tweezers to add a large white sugar pearl to the center of your flower.
Gently remove the wax paper from your flower nail and set your icing flower aside until it is completely dry. I like to lay my icing flowers out on a cookie sheet overnight protected by a mesh food cover.
I hope to see you back here on Friday, when I’ll share with you how to make another easy, stunning, dimensional icing flower. And don’t forget to stop by on Saturday to enter to win 3 sets of wafer paper from Fancy Flours!
Can’t wait till Saturday to start decorating butterfly cookies?
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