Ribbon Rose Video Tutorial

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Roses are beautiful flowers but they aren’t my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, if hubby brings them home I am happy but, I would be happier if they were sunflowers. Today, we are going to make some roses because they make perfect little decorations for sugar cookies. I wanted to make a ribbon rose video tutorial so you can see how simple they are to make.

Ribbon Rose Video Tutorial by www.thebearfootbaker.com

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I hope you join me and stock up so your Valentine’s cookie decorating will be much easier.

Supplies for Ribbon Rose and Video Tutorial:

Thick red royal icing
Decorating tip #101
Flower Nail
Parchment Paper Squares (I cut mine but you can buy them at local craft stores or find the here.)
Double sided tape

Do you want to watch the video first or see more pictures? The video? Okay. Here it is.

Now let’s talk about icing consistency. Royal icing consistency is one of the hardest things to master about making cookies. It takes time and practice and it is something that we all have had to learn. You can do it. I promise. Just don’t give up. Keep practicing and you will be making beautiful cookies before you know it.

The icing used for these roses is thick. It will hold a shape and won’t run together. Once you make your icing, stick a spoon or knife in it and pull it up. It should form a peak that doesn’t fall down and run back into the icing it was pulled from. But be careful, don’t make it so thick that you can’t pipe it without breaking your wrist.

If your icing isn’t thick enough, you can add a little powdered sugar and mix it well until you get the desired consistency. If your icing is too thick, add a little water to thin it.

Ribbon Rose Video Tutorial www.thebearfootbaker.comFollow the video to make the roses and then let the roses dry overnight.

I want you to notice how some of the roese look a little more closed and some look more open. If you hold the tip straight up and down when making them, the rose petal will be tighter. If you angle the tip away from the center of the rose a little, the rose will look like it is a little more open. I like to make both so it look more like the roses in nature.

Ribbon Rose Video Tutorial with www.thebearfootbaker.comTo remove them from the parchment paper, gently pull the parchment paper from the back of the rose.

Ribbon Rose Video Tutorial via www.thebearfootbaker.comAren’t they pretty? Make several different colors and store them in an airtight container in a cool dry place away from the sun. The sun will fade the color and make them look like wilted roses and we all know that would not look good on a cookie. Yuck!

Ribbon Rose Video Tutorial by thebearfootbaker.comI hope you make some red ribbon roses soon because I have already made some cookie for Valentine’s Day that I will share with you soon.

More Royal Icing Flowers:
Pansy
Apple Blossom
Fondant Flowers
Daisy

Bear hugs,

Lisa