Drop flowers

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. The star drop flower is the easiest to make because the tip does all the work for you. For a fancier drop flower, just twist your wrist and you have a nice swirled drop flower.

Star flower steps:

Step 1: Hold Bag at 90°

Fit the decorating bag with tip 2D and fill 1/2 full with medium consistency icing. Hold the decorating bag 90° straight up; the tip should be lightly touching surface.

Step 2: Build Icing Up

Squeeze, letting icing build up to make the flower. Stop squeezing, then lift tip away.

Step 3: Add Center

Decorate the flower center: Hold the bag straight up with tip 3 almost touching the flower. Squeeze out a dot of icing, keeping your tip buried in it. Stop squeezing, then pull tip up and away. Your dot should have a rounded top. /p>

Swirl Flower Steps:

Step 1: Hold Bag at 90°

Fit the decorating bag with tip 2D and fill 1/2 full with medium consistency icing. Hold the decorating bag 90° straight up; the tip should be touching surface.

Step 2: Squeeze & Turn

Turn hand holding bag, keeping flat of knuckle at 9:00 (right-handed) or 3:00 (left-handed). As you squeeze out the icing, slowly turn your hand to 12:00. Stop squeezing an lift tip away.

Step 3: Add Center

Make a dot in the center of the flower with tip 3. Your dot should have a rounded top.

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