Simple Royal Icing Roses

I kind of have an obsession with royal icing roses.  I mean, this is the sixth time I’ve dedicated a blog post to them.  I guess I just like pretty little details.  At this point we’ve talked about squiggle roses, ribbon roses {twice}, mini-Wilton style icing roses, and swirl roses.  These simple roses are pretty much the same thing as squiggle roses, but a little more clean and sophisticated.

Simple Royal Icing Roses 1

To make simple royal icing roses you will need:

  • Piping and thick-ish flood icing in the color of your choice
  • Stiff-ish green piping icing

Begin by using flood icing to make dots for each rose.  Let dry until set.  It doesn’t have to be completely dry, just firm enough that the piping icing does not sink into the base.Simple Royal Icing Roses 2Next, use a #1.5 tip {you can go larger or smaller depending on the look you’re after} to make a swirl on top of each dot.  I like to start in the middle and swirl counter-clockwise.  Do what feels right to you.

Simple Royal Icing Roses 3

Finish up with itty-bitty leaves.  I used a #65 tip, but there’s and even smaller #65s tip for really tiny jobs.

Simple Royal Icing Roses 4

Simple swirl roses can be as large or small as you like.  They can also be made with leftover icing.  They’re always handy to have around.  Just be creative and have fun.

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For more ideas on how to decorate cookies with simple icing roses hop on over to my friend Samantha’s Facebook page.  I’ve nicknamed this style of rose the “Samantha” because it’s her signature accent.

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    Judy Rauls says:

    Is “Luster Dust” the same as Disco Dust?”

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    lisa says:

    You are truly an amazing artist! I would be forever grateful to you if I learn how to do this from your website. I am newly disabled and have lost a lot of my faith in everything along the way. It’s hard to be 49 yrs old and unable to be active. Your website has brightened my day, I would love to make cookies like this for my grandchildren, family and friends, and maybe a few elderly neighbors! Thank you again for putting a little spirit back in my step!
    With gratitude, Lisa Franck

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    Meg says:

    Where did you find gold dye for your royal frosting??


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