How to Make Simple Royal Icing Tassels

Have you all seen all the cute royal icing tassels on sugar cookies lately? They’re adorable! If you’re planning on making llama cookies or graduation cookies I highly recommend adding a cookie with a few tassels because the sets I’ve seen are unforgettable. My only problem is it takes a little time to make each tassel and I don’t like spending that much time decorating one cookie.

Well, I’ve got a solution to that little problem and you can have the templates for free just because I love ya! If you look under the supply list you’ll find the three patterns for small, medium, and large tassels so you can make them in any color you’d like. That is why royal icing templates are wonderful because you can make them ahead of time so your actual cookie decorating will be nice and smooth just like your royal icing.

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Are you ready to make some royal icing tassels? I hope so because here we go!

Simple Royal Icing Tassels:

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Free Tassel Patterns:
Tools:
Optional:
  • Decorating tips- PME #1 or PME #1.5

How to Make Simple Royal Icing Tassels Video:

I hope you enjoy the video!

How to Make Royal Icing Tassels:

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  • Begin by cutting a piece of foam board into pieces slightly larger than a piece of paper.
  • Next, tape your template to the foam board. Painter’s tape works really well because it’ll release easily without breaking your decorations.
  • Cover the template with a piece of wax paper and tape it into place.
  • Now you’re ready to decorate.
Paint a Thin Layer of Icing on Each of the Tassels:

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  • Pipe a little thick royal icing on the pattern and use a paintbrush to spread it out.
  • If you get the icing outside of the lines you can use a Thingamagenie Decorating Tool to push it back into the pattern.
  • If you watch the video you’ll see that I used three different paintbrushes to paint the icing over the pattern. Use whatever brush you feel comfortable with and if you’re wondering I prefer the Wilton Cake Paintbrush I picked up at Walmart. It’s an angle brush and it worked well.
Pipe the Lines on the Tassels:

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  • Once you’ve covered the patterns with the royal icing it’s time to pipe the lines for the tassels.
  • You can use a tipless decorating bag or use a small decorating tip. I chose to use two PME tips to make theses. The PME decorating tip #1 is smaller than the PME #1.5 and it made beautiful lines. You don’t have to use a PME Tip, but that’s my recommendation for the small tassels. Again, use whatever makes you feel comfortable.
  • Pipe the royal icing lines over the bottom of the tassels and overlap them. If the icing is too thin the lines will kind of melt together so use thick royal icing so they’ll hold their shape after they’re piped.
  • Next, use a turkey lacer, scribe tool, or the Thingamagenie to remove the icing at the top of the tassel so you’ll have a clear place to pipe the top of the tassel.

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  • Pipe a dot at the top of the tassel and use your turkey lacer to smooth it out.
  • Let the tassels dry completely before you remove them from the wax paper.
Let them Dry Completely Before You Remove Them from the Wax Paper:

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I can’t wait to see how you all use these royal icing tassels. Tag me so I can share your beautiful cookies with everyone in my Instagram Stories! I know everyone is going to love your cookies!

Bear hugs,

Lisa