Spring is in the air — celebrate by making a colorful bouquet of flower cookies! One of the great things about cookie decorating is that you don’t have to own many flower cookie cutters to make different kinds of flowers. You can create all of the cookies below with a single cookie cutter.
How to decorate flower cookies
- Wonky Flower Cookie Cutter by Whisked Away Cutters
- 15-second consistency royal icing
- Gel food coloring
- Disposable decorating bags
- Wilton icing bag ties
- Yellow sanding sugar
- PME Supatube writing tip #2
- Sugar cookie recipe
The royal icing is 15-second Consistency and you can use a PME #2 decorating tip on all of these.
Begin by making a batch of your favorite sugar cookies. If you like the flower cookie cutter I’ve used, you can find it here. You can also use another flower cutter with a similar shape. You will be able to make all three flowers with the same cookie cutter.
Once the cookies are baked and cooled, make a batch of royal icing and mix the colors you want to use for your flowers. I chose pink, red, white, lavender and yellow. A simple way to add variety to your cookie bouquet is to use different icing colors on the same cookie shape.
Easy daisy cookie tutorial
Outline the cookie with royal icing and let it dry for about 10 minutes.
Flood the cookie with the same royal icing. Let the royal icing dry completely. Depending on where you live, this could take up to eight hours. If you place the cookie in front of a fan while the icing is wet, it will help the icing dry with a nice shine.
Once the royal icing background dries, pipe a yellow circle in the center of the flower. While the icing is wet, sprinkle it with some yellow sanding sugar and shake off the excess.
Intermediate lavender cookie tutorial
Starting in the middle of each flower petal, pipe a line to the center of the flower. Do this for each of the five petals.
Once you’ve made one lavender line on each of the five petals, pipe an additional line on each side for a total of three lines on each petal.
You need to work fast so the royal icing in the center of the flower looks smooth and like it was piped all at once. If the icing crusts over it won’t be very pretty.
See how each flower petal has three lines piped on it? That is exactly what you want. Place the cookie in front of a fan and let the royal icing dry completely.
After the lavender royal icing has dried, pipe a yellow circle with royal icing in the center. Sprinkle it with the yellow sanding sugar and gently shake off the excess.
Advanced hibiscus cookie tutorial
Outline the flower with white royal icing.
Flood cookie with the white royal icing and let it dry completely.
Next, outline the edge of each petal with red royal icing. If you want to add interest, you can make a petal or two without connecting them to the rest of the petals. I think it gives them a little character.
Next, pipe just inside the red royal icing line to make the red petals thicker so it looks like a hibiscus. Let dry.
Add the stigma with the yellow royal icing. Start in the center of the flower and pipe a line with a circle on the top. Sprinkle the circle only with yellow sanding sugar. Let dry completely.
Using the same cookie cutter to create different flowers is a fun way to use your imagination and show off your creativity. It’s also interesting to see how many different cookies you can make with the same cutter.
What kind of cookie flowers have you made?