Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers Part 1

Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers

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There’s no denying that during this time of year one of the most popular ways to decorate sweets is with flowers. That’s why I’m turning this week into Flower Week here at sugarkissed.net! Every other day this week I will be sharing with you a new dimensional flower that you can easily create with royal icing. By week’s end you’ll be able to make a whole collection of stunning icing flowers that you can easily add to any cookie, cupcake, or other baked treat.

Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers

Don’t miss the wafer paper giveaway on Saturday!

Flower Week comes to a close on Saturday with another summer favorite… butterflies. I’ll show you how to create dimensional butterfly cookies using wafer paper. Plus, I’ll be hosting a giveaway for 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!

Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers

How to Make Royal Icing Flower #1

To make this royal icing flower you will need:

- Stiff consistency royal icing in one or two shades of yellow (or any other color)

- A star piping tip (I used PME #8)

- A flower nail (I used Wilton #7)

- Black sugar pearls

- Decorating bags and couplers

- 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.

Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers

I used the no mess bag filling trick by Karen’s Cookies and simply added my second shade of icing directly on top of my first shade before wrapping them in Saran wrap. Karen gives a great step-by-step tutorial for her no mess method in the below video.

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 double-sided tape. Start by piping a small circle in the center. Then, beginning at the edge of the piped circle, apply pressure to your piping bag and pull outward releasing the pressure as you get to the edge of your flower nail. Releasing the pressure as you continue to pull outward creates the pointed edge of each petal. Continue around the circle repeating this process until you have a complete circle of petals.

Create a second layer of petals by repeating the process on top of and slightly offset from the first layer of petals. While the icing is still wet, use your tweezers to add black sugar pearls 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.

Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers

I hope to see you back here on Wednesday, 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!

Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing FlowersThere’s lots of different style flowers you can create with royal icing. For creative inspiration, check out these awesome tutorials by some very talented bloggers:

- Easy Swirl Roses by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

- Royal Icing Flower Decoration with Template by The Bearfoot Baker

- Quick Ribbon Roses by Ali Bee’s Bake Shop

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27 Responses to Easy, Stunning, Dimensional Icing Flowers Part 1

    • Janine says:

      Thank you for your sweet compliment on my dimensional icing flowers, Kayle! Don’t forget to come back later in the week to enter for a chance to win 3 sets of wafer paper from Fancy Flours!

  1. Nessa says:

    They sure are stunning!

  2. Bethany says:

    Wow! Those are just gorgeous!
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  3. hey i think i can actually do this-can’t wait to see the rest of the gorgeousness :)
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    • Janine says:

      You totally can, Lisa! Hope you’ll be entering for a chance to win the 3 sets of wafer paper on Saturday. I know you would create something stunning with them!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this! My grandmother used to decorate cakes professionally. One of my jobs as a kid was to mass produce simple icing flowers for her Easter cakes. I am talking thousands. I still enjoy cake decorating as a novice. I will try these next month.
    Found you through the link up at I Gotta Try That–I hope you get featured! You deserve it!
    Jennifer @ Mom’s Got Mail
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    • Janine says:

      There’s something calming about making royal icing flowers, Jennifer. I love it! However, I’m not sure that still applies if you’re making thousands! :)

  5. Ohhh – flower week! So fun :)
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    • Janine says:

      Don’t forget to stop by and enter for a chance to win 3 sets of wafer paper on Saturday, Jennifer! I’d love to see what you’d create with them!

  6. Your creations are so inspirin, Janine thanks for sharing!
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  7. Michelle says:

    Those turned out amazing! They would be such an awesome centerpiece at a garden party. Thanks for linking!
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  8. Shelley says:

    Wow those are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!!!

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  10. Anyonita says:

    Oh, how very pretty! :) These look lovely! I wish I had a steady enough hand to recreate them. Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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  12. Sinea Pies says:

    Janine, so excited to FEATURE THIS POST on this week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
    Stop by and see it? ♥
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  14. che says:

    your work is an art…I have a question? can I use liquid coloring instead of gel coloring?

    • Janine says:

      I personally have never used liquid coloring in royal icing. I believe it is fine to do but you may not get as strong of a color as the gel coloring produces.

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