Thursday, May 16, 2013
Royal Icing Transfer Flowers
I love flowers - both in real life and in icing form. Royal icing transfer flowers are a great way to decorate. They're easy to make up ahead of time and they make quick work decorating the "day of".
The little daisies are just like the ones I used for my Kentucky Derby horses. Thanks to Julia Usher for those. I elongated the petals on some of them. I love having two different kinds of daisies.
I've seen similar swirl roses to the ones I made here. Most recently, Sugarbelle wrote up a tutorial on them.
Simple flowers and leaves on plain round cookies.
I wanted to showcase my flowers on a different background. I remembered the amazing "Twelve Days of Christmas" copper cutters that I won from Lilaloa. I've been wanting to use the "Partridge in a Pear Tree" cutter to make a topiary. Here was my chance!
I added one more type of flower to these - another "swirl" rose. These were made with stiff icing and a tiny star tip, Wilton number 14. These are the roses that I use frequently on my engagement stick figure cookies.
These topiary cookies are off to a far away land - Afghanistan. There's a very special cookie decorator over there that also happens to be a warrior. A hero. I hope she enjoys the cookies!