Saturday, August 25, 2012

Royal Icing Lilac

Tonight's post is quick and easy, mostly because our Internet speed is really crawling along, and a huge tutorial might not load by midnight! So, this is a lilac blossom, and lilacs are the official bush of New York (I did a Big Apple of sorts a few months ago). All you'll need is stiff consistency royal icing in purple with a #101 petal tip and yellow with a #2 round tip, a flower nail, a Styrofoam block to rest the nail in, parchment paper squares, and a glue stick. Start by sticking a parchment square to the nail with a dab from the glue stick. 
 Pipe four small petals at 12, 3, 6 and 9. Hold the petal tip almost flat against the surface with the narrow end facing outward, and pipe each petal in a tight upside down "U" motion.
 Finish with a #2 yellow dot for the center. Pipe many of these blossoms, and when they're dry, peel away the parchment and arrange them in clusters on a cake or cupcakes (or something small like cake pops).

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