How To Make Royal Icing Flowers

March 13th, 2019 by Desiree Smith

Want to brighten up your just-baked, freshly iced-treats? Top them with royal icing flowers you made yourself! If you’re thinking it would be nearly impossible because you’ve never done it before, have no fear. We’ve got the tips and tricks to make it a piece of cake, no pun intended.

Pick a Few Flowers

Gather some pictures of flowers from Pinterest to get some inspiration and ideas before you start. A few of our favorites made with royal icing are cherry blossoms, tulips, water lilies, hibiscus and poppies.

Make Your Royal Icing Just Right

A royal icing with a nice, stiff consistency is ideal for piping flowers, and it’s simple to make. Grab our recipe here. It only has three ingredients!

Be Prepared

Have an assortment of tips, couplers and disposable decorating bags ready to go so that when you begin piping your flowers, you can easily switch between tips and icing colors.

Blooms in All Sizes

Pipe flowers in different sizes to create a garden of life-like blossoms on cakes, cookies and cupcakes.

Square Off Your Parchment

Attach squares of parchment paper to your flower nail using a dot of icing, then pipe your royal icing flowers on the square. When you’ve finished, remove the square and place on a flat surface to dry overnight. Once dry, you can store your flowers up to two weeks. When ready to use, just pull the flowers off the parchment.

Grow Your Skills

Remember, your flowers don’t have to be perfect – real flowers in nature have all kinds of irregularities, so your royal icing replicas can, too. You’ll learn as you go, so have fun with it and make them uniquely your own!

To pipe the flowers mentioned above, we recommend the following decorating tips:

  • For cherry blossoms – 101 or 102, 3
  • For tulips – 12, 3, 123 or 104
  • For water lilies – 12, 233, 366, 352
  • For hibiscus – 5, 104
  • For poppies – 104, 32, 2

Have you made royal icing flowers before? What’s your favorite? Post a picture in the comments below and share your favorite tips and tricks for piping with royal icing. And make sure you’re following us on Instagram @wiltoncakes!

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

2 Replies

  1. Matthew Lager says:

    Trying to buy certain piping tips ( Ruffle, Closed Star,drop flowers) but can’t find on Wed site, only finding kits or no products. How can I order certain tips?

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