Edible Apple Blossom Flowers & Video

Sometimes I wish edible flowers smelled like real flowers. If they did, my house would smell like a giant apple blossom. I have made so many edible apple blossoms the past few weeks that almost every surface in my kitchen is covered with the cute little flowers. There is one in almost any color you can imagine. It is a beautiful sight!

Easy Edible Apple Blossom Flowers - Simple sugar cookies decorated with royal icing via www.thebearfootbaker.com

I love making royal icing flowers because there is something very soothing about making them. It is as if I almost become entranced and lose all track of time. I guess this is a baker’s version of a kid playing an Xbox or something.

Supplies for Edible Apple Blossom Flowers:

Thick icing in the color of your choice (Icing recipe here or here)
#101 decorating tip
Decorating bag
Flower Nail
Free Flower Nail Template
Parchment Paper Squares
Double-sided tape

I could make apple blossoms all day long because they’re fun to make and it’s soothing. Well, I did actually make them all day long so now I’m ready to use them on some plaque cookies. I made them for two days and I think you should too. They are perfect little flowers that can be used in so many different ways. I use them cookies mostly but they are great additions to cakes and cupcakes. Sweet Sugar Belle uses them as decorations on cookies like on this little hula girls hair.

If you want to make them different sizes, just use different sized petal tips because there are many sizes to choose from. I think tip 101 s is the smallest.

How to make Edible Apple Blossoms via thebearfootbaker.com

Once you start decorating with edible apple blossoms, you may want to mix things up a bit and make some of them dry with a slight curve. A curved flower is very easy to accomplish if you have a paper towel roll to use as a flower form so your icing will dry with a nice rounded shape. Just cut the roll in half longways and place the parchment paper squares with the wet flowers o them in the center. Leave them in the paper towel roll and let them dry completely. They will dry with a slight curve which will add some character to your project when you are ready to decorate.

Edible Apple Blossom Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.com

Did you know that you can easily add a touch of elegance to a cookie by adding an edible apple blossom? Well, you can and all you have to do is outline and flood a cookie drop edible apple blossom into your wet royal icing. Then guess what, you’ve got a beautiful cookie that was simple to make. Ta-dah! So make some royal icing apple blossoms and you’ll have pretty cookies with very little effort.

Some of you are making these along with me so as soon as we work through all of the flower templates, I will show you how I store mine. I would love to keep them in jars like I do my royal icing transfers but, I don’t want them to break. I’ll do a tutorial and show you how I keep them nice and safe until time to decorate.
More Royal Icing Flowers: 
Icing Daisy Tutorial with Video
Icing Pansy Decorations
Royal Icing Daffodils
Royal Icing Primroses
Free Flower Nail Template

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