How to Make an Icing Star Drop Flower
Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream icing directly on your cake, or make them in advance using royal icing and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal. The star drop flower is the easiest to make because the tip does all the work for you.
For making royal icing flowers in advance, tape parchment paper onto cake board.
Fit the decorating bag with drop flower decorating tip 2D and fill 1/2 full or less with
medium consistency icing.
Hold the decorating bag at a 90° angle to the cake board or cake, with the tip just
touching the surface..
Squeeze, letting icing build up to make the flower.
Stop squeezing, then lift tip away.
Pipe in the flower center. Fit the decorating bag with round decorating tip 3 and fill 1/4
full with thin consistency icing.
Hold the bag at a 90° angle with the tip almost touching the flower. Squeeze out a dot of
icing, keeping the tip buried in it. Stop squeezing, then pull tip up and away.
Pipe drop flowers in buttercream icing directly on the cake or use royal icing to
make them in advance Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal
The flower center should have a rounded dot top.
Pull-out stars can also be used for flower centers.
Allow at least 24 hours for royal icing flowers to dry.