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Apple Blossoms


This 5-petal springtime flower, most commonly seen in white or soft pink, is virtually the same petal shape as the wild rose, but uses a smaller tip creating a petite flower. The dot stamen are typically positioned like the holes in a 5-hole button. Dry them on flower formers for a more natural look.
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Step 1

Tint medium consistency icing for petals, if desired, and a small amount of icing with Lemon Yellow Icing Color for flower center. Fit one decorating bag with petal decorating tip 101 and fill 1/2 full or less with petal tinted icing. Fit second decorating bag with round decorating tip 1 and fill 1/4 full or less with yellow tinted icing.

Step 2

Attach flower nail template, if using, to Flower Nail. Using a dot of icing, attach icing flower square to flower nail.

Step 3
Step 3

Hold the decorating bag with tip 101 at a 45° angle at 3:00 (9:00 for left-handed decorators) with wide end of tip lightly touching the center of the nail; narrow end is pointing out and angled 1/8 in. above the nail surface. Using consistent pressure, move tip away from the center about 1/8 in. and back as you spin the nail 1/5 turn; relax pressure as you move back to the center of the nail, allowing the movement of the nail to form the first petal. Stop squeezing; pull tip away.

Step 4
Step 4

Start second petal with the wide end of the tip lightly touching the center of the nail; narrow end, slightly upward and next to the previous petal. Pipe petal as in Step 3. Repeat to form the remaining three petals. The center of the third petal should be positioned halfway around the flower nail base.

Step 5
Step 5

For flower center, hold decorating bag with yellow icing and tip 1 at a 90° angle, slightly above the center of the flower petals. Pipe five dots, one in the center and four around the center dot.

Step 6
Step 6

Remove flower on flower square from flower nail. For a more natural shape, place in the small concave portion of the Wave Flower Former to dry overnight.

Step 7

Hints:

Flowers may be dried flat or on cake boards overnight.

The angle of the narrow end of the tip will cause more or less of a cupped petal effect.

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Royal Icing ((medium consistency))

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Apple Blossoms is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 121.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this flower, it is one of the most simple to do and adds such a pretty touch to any cake. I like to mix color combinations, especially for holidays and summer. I get so many raves on my red, white, and blue flowers! I also like to add vines and leaves to this particular flower. A great tip is to remember to keep very light pressure when making this flower. I also will use different sprinkles instead of dotting with frosting. Silver balls add such a spectacular dazzle. I also make sure to use multiple flowers in each section instead of singles. It adds more affect. Def one of my staple designs.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love making apple blossoms. They add such a great touch to cupcakes and cakes. The most important part to making these flowers is rotating the flower nail correctly. By doing this it creates a beautiful symmetrical flower. Also mess around with making different colors for the petals and the pollen dots in the center. If you make a bunch of these with royal icing and let them dry, you can store them in a container for whenever you need that little extra touch on whatever your baking or decorating. You can also mix the apple blossoms with other flowers and make a flower basket cake.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I really like these flowers because they are not difficult to make and give a really nice touch to cakes. The trick to making these flowers is to grip the flower nail with your index finger and thumb; you start from the first crease/bend of your index finger and twirl towards the tip of your index finger. Also my Wilton teacher recommended to use a little piece of sticky tack to hold the wax paper to the top of flower nail instead of a dot of icing. Since it is made out of royal icing they can easily be handled for decorating cakes and organization before placing on the cake.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have taken the Wilton classes twice now and I would have to say that the apple blossom is my favorite flower. Because it is so simple, it's hard to mess up, but even if you did, it's so small that it would be hard to notice little errors. Make sure you change the angle on the bag for the last petal and dip your fingers in cornstarch before touching it- this is a great way to make the last petal lay down if you have trouble squeezing it in at first. They are fast, easy, and look great alone on a cupcake or in a bunch on a cake.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love making Apple Blossoms in several different colors! They are easy to make yet look like something only the experienced baker whipped up. They can be made a day ahead with Wilton's royal icing recipe, and stored layered in wax paper in an air tight container. Great on Spring, Easter, or Mother's Day Cakes & Cupcakes! They are also an easy way to pretty up petite fours, mini cut brownies, and chocolates.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love these flowers. They are easy to make, quick to dry, and make great fill-ins for those empty spaces in a large flower arrangement on your cake. They also are great accents for the doll cake's skirt. Once dry, you can keep extras on hand in various colors for those times when you're just not sure what is missing in the cake design. Pop a few of these little babies on and viola! the cake is done.
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As a person who has had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) coordination does not come easy however this is one flower that is pretty easy once you get the knack of releasing the pressure as you turn the nail. It takes several tries to perfect. One little hint I do if the flower does not turn out perfect is to use a toothpick to help perfect the shape.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved when I learned how to make the flowers in my Wilton cake class! These were easy to make and I make them often. I am left handed and when my instructor showed this flower I was quite worried. After doing them over and over... this is one of my favorites. Highly recommend making and experimenting with a few different colors also!
Date published: 2010-12-01
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