DIY

Delicate Icing Flowers: Adorable And Edible Cake Decorations

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

I love to cook and make things for my household, but I always find that crafting quickly loses its appeal when the creation in question takes too long, or has too many fussy steps.

I have nothing but respect for the extraordinary craftspeople who can seemingly pull ideas out of thin air and create elaborate finished results, like costume designer Jess Goldstein. Unfortunately, I am not one of them.

Instead, I try to play to my strengths and find DIYs that look stunning once they’re finished, but are deceptively simple to execute.

This is especially true when it comes to my baking. I have no problem with whipping up a cake and some tasty buttercream frosting, but the beautifying powers of fondant and sugar roses are beyond my talents.

Fortunately, it’s easy to bedeck every dessert with edible cake decorations, with nothing but a little chocolate and elbow grease.

Materials:

  • Colored chocolate melts
  • Fine-tipped icing bag(s)
  • Flower pattern
  • Wax paper
  • Sugar pearls (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Melt your chocolate melts until liquid and pour into icing bag.
  2. Print or draw flower pattern, and place wax paper on top.
  3. Trace flower in frosting on wax paper.
  4. Repeat as many times as desired, moving pattern under blank sections of paper.
  5. Add sugar pearls to center of flower if desired.
  6. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  7. Peel flowers off of wax paper and attach to dessert of your choosing.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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