Royal Icing Flowers

S made the red one, and I made the rose bud

I have left the arena of cake decorating for quite a while now. I used to endeavor in this. It was what I delved into as soon as I graduated. Well, after indulging in reading whatever I wanted that is. I took the Wilton cake decorating classes up to level 3. But, soon, my lifestyle changed and I had no time for it anymore, nor the patience. But, now that my kids are a bit older and more capable, I started revisiting this old hobby of mine.

S asked for a party for her starting Taleem Quran, and I am on a break right now, so I felt free-er to acquiesce to her request, quite happily too. It has been a while since I indulged in one of my creative arts hobbies. So we made the flowers with royal icing last week, on Saturday. I had thought that I still have the knack to make the roses, but I found out that I had lost it. I couldn’t make the rose anymore. So I had S youtube it, and she tried it. Between the two of us, she adjusted the consistency of the icing, and I tried making the rose, she tried making the rose, and we ended up with these roses to show for it, and very tired right hands.

a white rose and a yellow huge apple blossom

I had also forgotten how to make the rose buds, but after making a few, I kind of recalled it and we ended up with a bunch of pretty decent rose buds I think. Our plan was to make roses and rose buds. We didn’t really intend on making the other flowers. But when we found out that I wasn’t able to make the roses let alone show S how to make it, I told her to try making the apple blossoms because they are easier. So in the end we just experimented. N made her own art too, which she insisted I take a picture of and so I did. It looks like internal organs all put together in a work of ‘art’. Eww….

By the end of it, we were somewhat satisfied with our work. It wasn’t too bad. The colors are nice and some of the rose buds are nice and even the roses look fine with the leaves off setting their colors. I love the green that N mixed. Both shades are what my cake decorating mother would approve of for leaf colors. Olive green and moss green. The girls didn’t think it was that nice. N was trying to get a more light, whimsical green but ended up with these. I think she had fun mixing in the colors. I would too. Well, I don’t know when I can do this again with my busy class schedule, but this is fun while it lasted.




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