To make this royal icing flower you will need:
- Stiff consistency royal icing in one or two shades of red (or any other color)
- A petal piping tip
- A flower nail
- Large white sugar pearls
- Decorating bags and couplers
- A pair of food safe tweezers
- Wax paper cut into small squares
Prepare your royal icing according to the directions of your favorite royal icing recipe. Color your icing using gel food coloring and load it into a decorating bag. To add a shaded effect to your flowers, load two different shades of icing into the same decorating bag.
Gently remove the wax paper from your flower nail and set your icing flower aside until it is completely dry. I like to lay my icing flowers out on a cookie sheet overnight protected by a mesh food cover.For more easy, stunning, dimensional icing flowers, check out the tutorials for Icing Flower #1 and Icing Flower #3.