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Forget-Me-Not

About half the size of a dime, Forget-Me-Nots can be grouped on cake tops or used to accent smaller treats like petits fours. They grow naturally in blue, pink and white.

4.5 Average of 12 ratings

Difficulty: Somewhat Easy
Average of 8 reviews




Instructions:

Step 1

Tint medium consistency icing with petal icing color and a small amount of icing with Golden Yellow Icing Color for flower center. Fit one decorating bag with petal decorating tip 101s and fill 1/4 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

Hold the decorating bag with tip 101s 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 1/4 in. above the nail surface. Using a consistent pressure, move tip away from the center out 1/16 to 1/8 in., then back as you turn 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

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

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 a center dot.

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:

For a slightly larger forget-me-not, use Petal Decorating Tip 101.