Over the course of this learning project, one thing that has really caught my eye is the making of icing flowers. Icing flowers are something that I try so hard to recreate but I most often can’t perfect. The reason is that most icing flower tutorials require a certain consistency of icing that I don’t have time to make. Despite this, there is one flower that I find the easiest and quickest to make and that I can make perfect with minimal effort. Below is one of the videos that I watched which eventually formed into what I did on my cupcakes today.
For the flower that I am making today, I used a Wilton #103 Petal Tip and a Wilton #2 Round Tip.
Next, I mixed my icing using Wilton gel icing colour in Violet and Golden Yellow. I got both of these from my local Bulk Barn. I found using gel dyes rather than your typical dyes mixes better, however, that is just my opinion.
First I mixed the violet colour with some icing and filled a piping bag full of the icing with the #103 tip. With this flower, you are going to keep the wide side of the tip facing you or facing the centre of the cupcake. This allows for the petal you are going to do to get thicker as you pull it towards the outer edge.
As you continue you can either choose to stop after one row of these petals or you can do a second row as you can see in the picture at the beginning of the post. To finish the flower off you will just dye some icing yellow, prepare a piping bag with the #2 tip now and fill in the middle of the flower. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make an icing flower this week! Bye. 🙂