Tonight's post is a little tricky because it requires the stiffest consistency royal icing imaginable to make all the little parts stand up correctly (otherwise they all flatten out and look like a pile of mush; that's what happened first. I would have posted a photo of my failure, but I destroyed the evidence). You'll need round tip #10, leaf tip #352, oval tip #57, a flower nail, a glue stick, parchment paper squares, a Styrofoam block to rest the nail in, and a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and cornstarch. Start by sticking a parchment square to the nail with a dab from the glue stick.
The Paper Crane in Half Moon Bay, one of the only reasons to visit Main Street.