Prepare for a little flashback. I’ve talked about ribbon roses before, but I love them so much, I felt like they deserved a second round. So, here we go again.
Hope ya’ll are still following me…
Anywho…somewhere in the middle of all of this, I decided to do a three part series on royal icing roses, one being simple roses, the next mini-Wilton style roses, and the third a PICTORAL version of ribbon roses.
I did the first two but for some reason never got around to posting the ribbon roses until now. So, they are, ribbon roses SweetSugarBelle-style.
To make ribbon roses you will need:
- stiff piping icing in the color of your choice
- a 101 petal tip
- #9 flower nail
- 1*1 wax paper squares
Ribbon roses are simple to make unique to the person making them. This is just a basic idea to get you started. Once you’ve got it down, I’ll hope you’ll take this information and practice until it feels right to you.
Use a tiny bit of royal icing to attach the waxed paper to the flower nail. Then, with the thin side of the tip pointing up make a little cone-ish shaped blob in the center.
They can be stored in a cool, dry place and they will last for a very long time. Just be sure to keep them out of sunlight, because they can fade.
For added protection you can also add gel silica packets to the storage container, as my friend Haniela suggested HERE.
Before I go, I’d like to share is how I make shaded ribbon roses. You can do this several ways, including using bags like THESE, or KAREN’S BAG TRICK to create your own, but I always opt for the the lazy way.
First spread a thin layer of color onto my plastic wrap. The stripe can be as wide or narrow as you like. Next spread another layer of color over the first. Then, wrap it all up, add a tip and you’re ready to go.
Ribbon roses are a simple way to add a beautiful accent you your cookies and is also one of many ideas for USING LEFTOVER ICING. If you like making riboon roses, I think you’ll also love these fun tutorials.
Keep in mind that it’s perfectly okay to adapt this technique to what works best for YOU, so keep practicing until you find your way!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!