Petal Power

Monday nights…Bachelor and cake decorating class. Oh and a glass of wine, after class of course! I suggest this for anyone who gets the Monday blues…sure makes my Mondays super!

Last night we learned to make flowers using royal icing. Very different than the royal icing I use for cookies. Used the Wilton recipe which, seemed very airy but made pretty flowers. I’m thinking in the future I’ll add some cornstarch to thicken up the icing before piping any flowers. Learned this tip when my roses were having impotence issues ;)

For color inspiration, I used the beautiful flowers a good friend sent me as a thank you for making her baby shower favors. I was going for a light pink and a nice girlie pink but wound up with a purpleish pink and a hot pink. Guess the teacher was right…colors will brighten up when left over night! Need to take this into consideration next time I make up icing!

We learned the Wilton Rose, apple blossoms and the primrose. I’m picturing some of these on my final cake :)

Wilton Rose

Primrose

Apple Blossoms

 

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dad
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 09:24:08

    A “Rosy” Valentine to all.

    Reply

  2. Carrie
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 09:43:27

    You did a great job, these look gorgeous!

    Reply

  3. Michele
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 10:51:57

    Your flowers are beautiful. Good job. I love the colors. Can’t wait to see your final cake.

    Reply

  4. Joan Seaman
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 13:25:33

    These flowers are great. I appreciate the bright colors. Was any reason given as to why the colors intensify if left over night?

    Reply

    • royalcookie
      Feb 14, 2012 @ 13:29:12

      Thanks! No, no explanation. I’m guessing the coloring gel soaks into the sugar and saturates it more over time? She said to be cautious of this even when decorating the same day you color your frosting as the next day your cake could be completely different colors!

      Reply

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