Icing Daisy Tutorial with Video

Do you have a favorite flower? My favorite flowers are daisies and sunflowers. I think I like sunflowers a little more but, for the sake of this post let’s say daisies are my favorite flower. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to make an icing daisy.

How to make a Simple Icing Daisy via www.thebearfootbaker.comBefore we get started, I want you to know I am totally self-taught. If you are looking for the Wilton daisy, you aren’t going to see it here because I don’t know the Wilton way. I am sure I could learn it but, I like my little way of making daisies. One day, I wanted to make them so I picked up a piping bag and played and practiced until I make some I liked. Once I did, that became the way I made them and it works for me. I hope it works for you as well.

Supplies for Icing Daisy:

Thick icing
Flower Nail Template
Piping bag fitted with a #104 decorating tip
Sanding Sugar
Parchment Paper Squares
15 Second Icing for the center

First things first. You should watch the video and then read the rest of the tutorial below for a few simple tips that will get you as addicted to making them as I am.


Thick Icing for making an Icing Daisy by thebearfootbaker.com

When making an icing daisy, you will need a piping bag fitted with a #104 piping tip and thick icing.  The icing consistency is very important when making flowers. If it is too thick, like in the picture above, you will not be able to get the icing to come out of the piping tip. If it is too thin, it will not hold the shape of the petals so it will end up looking like a shapeless flower. I prefer the icing to be a little thicker than outline icing. You might have to play around with it and make some icing and pipe a few flowers until you get it the way you want it.

Make each daisy on a flower nail with the template taped on top. Then, place a parchment paper square on the template with a piece of double-sided tape. You can use a small amount of icing to hold the parchment paper in place but it makes little messy crumbs when you remove the flower. I like the double-sided tape because it is nice and clean and holds the parchment paper in place.

How to make an Icing Daisy www.thebearfootbaker.com

  • Once you make the daisy petals, let them dry completely.

How to make an Icing Daisy via thebearfootbaker.com

  • If you want, you can spray the center of each icing daisy with your airbrush gun. I like to airbrush a few and leave some plain.

How to make an Icing Daisy via thebearfootbaker.com

You can also use different sprinkles to make the centers. Nonpareils, sprinkles, sanding sugar and Jimmies all look great so have fun and make a variety of daisies that will work on any project you have.

If you are looking for the free printable flower nail, click here.

More Royal Icing Flowers: 
Edible Apple Blossom
Icing Pansy Decorations
Royal Icing Daffodils
Royal Icing Primroses

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