Prepare for a little flashback. I’ve talked about ribbon roses before, but I love them so much, I felt like they deserved a second round. So, here we go again.
Hope ya’ll are still following me…
Anywho…somewhere in the middle of all of this, I decided to do a three part series on royal icing roses, one being simple roses, the next mini-Wilton style roses, and the third a PICTORAL version of ribbon roses.
I did the first two but for some reason never got around to posting the ribbon roses until now. So, FINALLY, here they are…ribbon roses SweetSugarBelle-style.
To make ribbon roses you will need:
- stiff piping icing in the color of your choice
- a 101 petal tip
- #9 flower nail
- 1*1 wax paper squares
Ribbon roses are simple to make unique to the person making them. This is just a basic idea to get you started. Once you’ve got it down, I’ll hope you’ll take this information and practice until it feels right to you.
Use a tiny bit of royal icing to attach the waxed paper to the flower nail. Then, with the thin side of the tip pointing up make a little cone-ish shaped blob in the center.
Keep wrapping until the rose is a good size, then remove it from the nail and place on a cookie sheet to dry. To be safe, I usually give them 24 to 48 hours before using. However, I’ve used them way sooner in a pinch.
For added protection you can also add gel silica packets to the storage container, as my friend Haniela suggested HERE.
Before I go, I’d like to share is how I make shaded ribbon roses. You can do this several ways, including using bags like THESE, or KAREN’S BAG TRICK to create your own version, but I always opt for the the lazy way.
First spread a thin layer of color onto plastic wrap. The stripe can be as wide or narrow as you like. Next spread another layer of color over the first. Then, wrap it all up, add a tip and you’re ready to go.
TRY THIS SOON! Besides being pretty, they are also a great use for leftover icing.
If you like making ribbon roses, I think you’ll love these fun tutorials also.
Remember what I said! It’s perfectly okay to adapt this technique to what works best for YOU, so keep practicing until you find your way!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!