How to Make Icing Flowers

Written by jordan meyers
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There's nothing like a beautiful flower to give a cake elegance and beauty. Icing flowers can be used to beautify everything from birthday cakes to wedding cakes. With a little practice and imagination, you can make icing flowers yourself, making your friends and relatives wonder how you got to be so talented.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Drop flower tip
  • Decorating bag
  • Icing
  • Writing tip
  • No. 59 tip
  • No. 32 tip
  • No. 14 tip
  • No. 16 tip

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Instructions

    Make Drop Flowers to Decorate a Cake

  1. 1

    Fit a drop flower tip on a decorator bag.

  2. 2

    Fill the bag with the icing of your choice. You don't have to fill the bag all the way. Instead, go for one-quarter to one-half full, depending on how many drop flowers you want to make.

  3. 3

    Position your bag with the drop flower tip held at a 90-degree angle.

  4. 4

    Place the tip just a little bit above the cake you're decorating.

  5. 5

    Squeeze the bag to start the icing moving through the tip. You should lift the tip a little as you squeeze the bag.

  6. 6

    Stop squeezing when the flower is the size you want it to be, lifting the tip away from your finished flower.

  7. 7

    Repeat the process to make as many flowers as you need to decorate your cake.

  8. 8

    Put a writing tip on your bag.

  9. 9

    Push the bag of icing to put a dot in the centre of each icing flower.

    Make a Lilac out of Icing

  1. 1

    Put a number 59 decorating tip on your decorator bag.

  2. 2

    Fill your bag with buttercream icing.

  3. 3

    Push the icing through the tip, and create small petals. You'll need four of them, and they should be somewhat rounded in shape.

  4. 4

    Change to a number 32 decorating tip.

  5. 5

    Use your number 32 tip to create a base for your lilac.

  6. 6

    Make an upside-down longish shell using your number 32 tip. This will be your flower's base.

  7. 7

    Put a number 14 tip on your bag and pipe stars.

  8. 8

    Set your flowers on the base you created.

  9. 9

    Keep piping until you have formed a cluster of lilacs.

    Make Rosettes to Create a Cake Border

  1. 1

    Put a number 16 tip on your decorator bag.

  2. 2

    Use buttercream icing to fill your decorator bag about one-half full.

  3. 3

    Position the tip at a 90-degree angle over your cake's surface.

  4. 4

    Put the tip just above the cake, almost touching it.

  5. 5

    Squeeze the icing out of the bag while moving the tip in a counterclockwise circle.

  6. 6

    Move the tip to the centre of your now complete circle.

  7. 7

    Lift the tip away from the surface of your cake.

  8. 8

    Put the tip close to the surface of the cake again, making sure it nearly touches your first rosette.

  9. 9

    Begin piping your next rosette right next to the first one.

  10. 10

    Continue piping rosettes until you have completed a border for your cake.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a coupler to save time and effort. By adding this handy piece to your bag, you can change tips without having to remove the frosting or change bags.

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