How to Make Icing Roses
Learn how to make your very own icing roses for cake decorations.
Recently my sister Rose got married. It was such a beautiful wedding and yes I shed a tear or three. I just get so emotional at weddings. Of course I offered to lend my help and I did the food and also the wedding cupcakes. The color theme was blue and ivory and so the cakes were of course matching.
So many people wanted to know how to make the roses on top of the cakes so I wanted to do a video and blog post on how to make them. They’re easy once you know how!
I used a basic butter icing recipe and just added food coloring.
Basic butter cream icing recipe:
enough to ice 12 large cupcakes
- 150g soft unsalted butter
- 300g icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- food coloring
- 2 tsp milk
Put butter into a food mixer or large bowl. Sieve in icing sugar to make sure there are no lumps, and simply beat together until smooth.
Top tip’s for icing roses:
- Make sure the icing is not too cold and not too warm. If it’s too cold it will be hard and not easy to squeeze out of the tube. If it’s too warm the rose petals won’t make a good defined shape.
- Always have a clean nozzle when you start.
- If making them in advance, use a small square of greaseproof paper and ice the rose onto that. This way you can make a few and put them in the fridge to go hard and then transfer them onto your cake when you need them.
Watch the video tutorial on how to do make them – much easier than explaining in writing. Click and see!
You need to have the right icing nozzle, an icing pin will help and an icing tube. I bought all my icing equipment from this place and this is the icing nozzle you will need. I love this online shop, and have to control myself when ordering as I always see something else that I want.
and finally here are a few pic’s from the wedding in case you wanted to see
The happy couple – love you guy’s!! The most amazing wedding ever and so happy for you Mr and Mrs Bircham
Me and my hat:
my gorgeous little girl
Me and my other sister Michelle, back of house doing the food 100 people!