Blue Bird Royal Icing Transfers with Free Pattern
I finally did it! I made more royal icing transfers. Blue bird royal icing transfers to be exact. You want to know something? They look great as little blue birds but they also look great if you make them with red icing.
See! I bet yellow and orange birds would look good also. Or maybe green or purple. You know what? I want to make some kind of deal where I show you my red and blue birds and you show me the colors you make. How does that sound? Just tag me on Facebook or #thebearfootbaker on Instagram or send me an email. I would love to see them!
Supplies for Blue Bird Royal Icing Transfers:
Print the template you want below:
Thick Royal Icing in the color(s) of your choice
Decorating tip #6, #8 or #10
Yellow Icing for the beak
Black Nonpareil Sprinkles. Or you can use a drop of black icing if you prefer.
Tape to Secure the Pattern and TapePrint the pattern and tape it to a flat surface like the back of a baking sheet or cutting board. Next, cover it with a piece of wax paper and tape it in place. Make sure it doesn’t have wrinkles.
Then, make the birds by piping a dot inside the pattern. Let the icing build up a little so it will have a nice round head.
Then pull the tip to one side as you release pressure and end with a quick little pull. It will make a nice tear drop shape.
If you do it right then it will have a little tail but not all of mine do. That’s alright because I think they are cute with our without the tip of the tailWhile they are wet add the nonpareil for the eye and let them dry overnight. Pipe a yellow dot for the beak.
As you can see these are not all perfect and fit within the template but that is alright. I wanted things to go fast and wasn’t so worried about being perfect. When you pipe tear drops with thick icing they are going to look a little different. If you want them to look exactly alike you can use 15 second icing and use the template to make them precise.
I think they would be cute as kissing birds sitting on a tree branch but if you make them like this, they will be facing the same direction. If you want to make them look at each other, all you need to do is cut the patten in half and flip one of them over. You will still be able to see the pattern to pipe the birds.
Remember to send me the pictures of your birds. Tag me on Facebook or #thebearfootbaker on Instagram or send me an email. I can’t wiat to see how you make yours!
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