Balloon Royal Icing Decoration & Templates

One of the most popular cookie and cupcake requests from me are for birthdays. I wanted to come up with something that would save me time so I made some balloon royal icing transfers and templates. I keep these on hand sorted in little jars by size and color for those last minute birthday requests.

Royal Icing Balloon Decorations by www.thebearfootbaker.comI can’t tell you how much time they save me. If someone calls me and asks for cute cupcakes and they want them asap, I pull out all my transfers and add them to the cupcake swirls and I am finished in about 2 hours. The hardest thing is waiting for the cupcakes to cool so I can add the icing decorations.

I found some great examples of using transfers by some really talented and creative decorators. These Nerdy Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle couldn’t be any cuter and I love the royal icing glasses. These Love Cupcakes by Sweetopia are simple and stunning. I love the letters in the cupcakes. Klickitat Street’s Silly Pumpkin Faces are super cute and I can’t wait until Fall to make some.

Balloon Royal Icing Decoration Supplies:

AmeriColor Icing Colors- Sky Blue, Orange, Electric Yellow, Violet, Electric Green.
Wilton Colors- drop of No-Taste Red for the Pink and No-Taste Red
Outline icing
#2 Tips
Small Balloon Template
Small Round Balloon Template
Medium Round Balloon Template
Large Balloon Template
Royal Icing Recipe

If you are looking for a royal icing transfers tutorial, click here.

Balloon Royal Icing Transfers by www.thebearfootbaker.comI didn’t take step by step pictures of these as I decorated them. I had a really busy weekend with my birthday and Mother’s Day and totally flaked out. And I was so into piping with these fun colors, I forgot to take pictures. Please forgive me but, I promise you, you will like the upcoming “Template Tuesday” transfers.

I am working on your suggestions and would love to know any other royal icing templates you want. So far we have had goldfish, starfish, flowers, eyes and now we have balloons. Look for some cute critters and more birthday transfers in the near future.

For information on how to store royal icing transfers, click here.

For more balloon party fun, check out these tutorials:

  1. Glorious Treats- 1st Birthday Cookies for a Special Boy
  2. Hungry Happenings- Birthday Party Balloon Pastry Pops
  3. The Shutter Happy Baker- Balloon Cupcakes
  4. Wedding Cake Cookies

Happy Creating,