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Swirl Drop Flowers

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.
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Step 1

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.

Step 2

Hold the decorating bag at a 90° angle to the cake board or cake, with the tip just touching the surface.

Step 3
Step 3

Before piping, turn your hand ¼ turn so the back of your hand is away from you and your knuckles are at 9:00 (3:00 for left-hand decorators).

Step 4
Step 4

Simultaneously, squeeze out icing while slowly turning your hand until the back of your hand returns to its natural position, with knuckles ending at 12:00.

Step 5
Step 5

Stop squeezing completely, then lift tip straight up.

Step 6

Fit the decorating bag with round decorating tip 3 and fill 1/4 full with medium consistency icing.

Step 7
Step 7

Decorate the flower center: Hold the bag at a 90° angle with tip 3 almost touching the flower. Squeeze out a dot of icing, keeping the tip buried in it. Stop squeezing, pull tip up and to the side, circling the dot to eliminate the point.

Step 8


The swirled look of the petals happens when you twist your wrist the proper way. You must squeeze and turn at the same time. Keep practicing this movement.

Pipe swirl 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 icing

The flower dot should have a rounded top.

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Buttercream icing ((medium consistency for flowers, thin for centers) OR)

Royal Icing ((medium consistency for flowers, thin for centers))

Pink Icing Color

Pink Icing Color

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder ((if using Royal Icing))




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Swirl Drop Flowers is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These take practice! I use a wax sheet and just do as much as I can as best as i can. Leave them for a day to dry and carefully use your wilton angled spatula to transfer them onto your cake (make sure there's a small dallop of icing on the spot you want to put it on first). Make sure you create lots of these as you have to account for many of them breaking upon transferring.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these little flowers! Very quick, easy and impressive looking. People will think you worked for hours making your gorgeous cake! Like some others have said, transferring the dried buttercream flowers is pretty tricky. Make them directly on your cake if you can, if not, do them with royal icing to save yourself the headache of breaking a ton of flowers in transit!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great flower to make in either buttercream or royal icing. First I stretch out a piece of parchment paper over a 1/2 sheet size cake board, then pipe out swirl flowers in rows and multiple colors...making dozens at one time! *Tip...keep your 2D icing tip free of icing build up for great petal detail. (smile)
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I LOVE these flowers made out of royal icing. It is so easy to make and you can make them very quickly. I used these flowers in my last cake i decorated in my basic course. You can make a lot of swirl drop flowers with one batch of icing. Make sure the icing is at medium consistency because if not the drop flower will not come out right when you pipe it.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I actually made a bunch of these for a cake I was making in a decorating class I was taking. I didn't use butter cream though. I wanted to use something that was easy to handle so I made them out of royal icing. They dried hard like candy. My cake came out quite pretty and I was amazed at how something so simple made my cake as pretty as it was...
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the easiest flowers to learn. It is fun to make them on sheets of parchment paper using royal icing. You can save them to always have on hand to decorate cakes, sugar eggs, gingerbread houses, using them on almost anything you want to decorate! They are pretty, easy and fun to make!!!
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once I got started I couldn't stop!!! Seriously, once you get the hang of the "swirl" they're pretty easy and look effective as borders. I made them a few days before I needed them (they are a bit time consuming) by "dropping" them on waxed paper, They don't need to go in the fridge...just somewhere safe!!
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Swirl Drop Flowers are pretty easy to do, but I find the hand position to be a bit awkward. Not sure if it's because I'm a lefty or no. also, i find that if you have a shakey hand, no matter how slight, they don't turn out very well...a steady hand is a definite must for these flowers in particular.
Date published: 2010-11-30
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