How to Make Simple Lemon Royal Icing Transfers
Do you like lemons? Even if you don’t like lemons these simple lemon royal icing transfers will make your cookie decorating life easier. You can make them weeks before you need them for your cookies and will look great. If you like lemons, you’ll love them even more after you make yourself a few simple lemon cookies.
One of the best tips I can give you about royal icing transfers is to go to The Dollar Tree and buy some foam boards. Each foam board will give you four rectangles that are a little larger than a piece of paper. I don’t usually measure because it’s not that important. I just cut it like the image below.
- Don’t be afraid to tape four pieces of paper to the foam board before you cut it so you can get the sizes you need. These are really great to use for royal icing transfers and I wanted to be sure you can cut each board to make four pieces that will be a little larger than a piece of paper. That will give you four pieces to use as bases so you can pipe your royal icing transfers. One piece of foam board is $1 so you can create all the royal icing transfers you want for your sugar cookies! Enjoy!
- To make your transfers you need to print the patterns, tape them to the foam board, cover it with a piece of wax paper, pipe your design. Let them dry completely and store them in an airtight container away from the sun and they’ll last a really, really long time. When your ready to decorate your cookies, grab your transfers, and have fun!
- Royal icing transfers are that easy so let’s get started.
Lemon Royal Icing Transfers
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Royal Icing Colors:
- Yellow- You’ll need an outline and flood consistency.
- White- Outline consistency
Lemon Royal Icing Transfer Templates:
- Small Two Lemons or Lime Royal Icing Transfers
- Medium Two Lemon or Lime Royal Icing Transfers
- Large Two Lemons or Limes Royal Icing Transfers
How to Make Lemon Royal Icing Transfers Video:
Enjoy the video!
- Tape the lemon pattern to the foam board.
- Cover it with wax paper.
- Mix your royal icing and get started.
- Outline the lemons with the outline consistency of yellow royal icing and pipe some support lines in the center.
You can pipe some lines or circles because both will work and help prevent your royal icing from sinking in the center as it dries.
- Flood the center of the top lemon with the flood consistency of royal icing.
- Use a turkey lacer or scribe tool to help push the icing in the corners and to pop the air bubbles.
- Add a white highlight line on the top lemon.
- Let it dry for about twenty minutes before you flood the second lemon.
- Flood the second lemon.
- Use the turkey lacer to smooth it out.
Add the highlights:
- Add the highlight and let it dry completely.
- Airbrush the lemons and you can watch the video to see the simple process.
You’re all done! All that is left to do is bake a few cookies and all your lemons! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!