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In Advance: Using royal icing to make the following flowers: Make 10 tip 104 yellow/brown roses with tip 12 bases. Make 70 tip 16 white drop flowers with tip 3 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry.
Make 2 1/2 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 1/4 cup green
Reserve 2 1/4 cups white
Make 4 cups royal icing:
Tint 3 cups Lemon Yellow/small amount of Brown combination
Reserve 1 cup white
Decorate in Order:
Ice cake smooth in white buttercream icing.
Arrange royal icing roses on cake top.
Add tip 352 leaves using green buttercream icing.
Arrange royal icing drop flowers on cake top and sides.
Pipe tip 3 vines in white buttercream icing.
Pipe tip 21 shells in white buttercream icing.
Made by adding a simple twist motion, swirl drop flowers have petals with a bit more flair and dimension, leading to open-looking Blossoms.
Roses make the perfect gift, especially icing roses on top of a cake. With these easy steps and some practice, you’ll be piping roses that look like they’ve just been picked from a garden!
Make a simple, versatile leaf to add realistic details to flowers. Leaf tips can also be used to make simple flowers, such as sunflowers.