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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  1. 21
    Regina Pimenta says:

    Ficou lindo! Parabéns!!

  2. 22

    I love your details! Love!

  3. 23
    Rebecca says:

    I love all of your roses :D I just recently made some fondant roses, but I also want to try some royal icing ones :D They are just too pretty :)

  4. 24

    I’m not even kidding you, I’ve had a cookie design with gold lettering and roses rolling around in my head for a while now. Except, it wasn’t as pretty as yours. ;)

  5. 25
    NIna says:

    wow!!! these are so beautiful! what color gold are you using and/or how did you get it to look like that?? is it lustre?

  6. 26
    Crestah Taylor says:

    What colors did you use for the roses and leaves?

    Thanks :)

  7. 27
    Asmita says:

    What tip and icing consistency have you used to write mom. Beautiful!

  8. 28
    Lisa T. says:

    These are beautiful! How the heck did you get that gold color? It’s fabulous!

  9. 29
    Letty says:

    So very pretty! Thanks so much for your tutorials – I enjoy and look forward to them very much. Was wondering how did you get the color gold on the icing?

  10. 30
    Letty says:

    So very pretty! Thank-you so very much for your wonderful tutorials! How do you get the color on your icing?


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