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Creative Mama: Icing Flowers

It takes me awhile sometimes to warm up to a project. I asked for this awesome icing kit a few years ago because I wanted to learn how to pipe, especially flowers. How long did it take me to pipe my first flower? Hmm, not until this summer when I decided to fulfill Isia's request for "a birthday cake with pink flowers" by myself. What I didn't realize was once I got started, it would be so much fun. If you happen to use a whole batch of royal icing, just realize that you're going to have a Lot of flowers. For those of us who find repetitive activities calming, such as knitting or making chinese dumplings, this is a perfect activity for you.

Many Uses for Icing Flowers

Many Uses for Icing Flowers
I made this royal icing recipe with meringue powder. I bought the powder at Michael's a few years ago, and have found that a can lasts forever. For our flowers I used one batch of royal icing, tinted pink, and this fantastic tutorial. Since we have a curious cat I let them dry in the refrigerator, but they can also just sit out on the counter overnight. Once dry, you can store them up to a year in a sealed container. (Best of luck keeping them around that long!) Then you can set them out on a plate along with cupcakes and a container of frosting for little girls to decorate their own cupcakes. 

Many Uses for Icing Flowers
Didn't they do a darling job? And then you can use the rest of the flowers for decorating a cake...

Many Uses for Icing Flowers
Many Uses for Icing Flowers
...or special tea party treats. They're great for counting games, use them to top some special pancakes, or do a dissolution experiment in a cup of water. You can also sneak one for a quick pick-me-up before the nightly acrobatics of make-dinner-and-get-the-kids-to-bed. They're perfect for that!

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Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly

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