A carnation is a welcomed flower in any season—try it with a striped bag (stripe on narrow tip side) for lovely color variation.
Royal Icing stiff consistency
Flower Nail No. 7
Disposable Decorating Bags
Waxed paper squares 1 1/2 inches
Decorate with: Petal tip 104 and stiff consistency royal icing. Use flower nail no. 7 with apple blossom/primrose template covered with icing flower square. Hold bag at 45° angle with wide end of tip lightly touching nail surface, narrow end pointing out and raised 1/8 in. above nail surface.
Begin the first row of five petals. Pipe first petal moving tip 104 in a jiggling up-and-down motion.
Continue with four more petals, slightly overlapping the previous petal.
Pipe the second row of four petals, then the third row of three petals.
Angle tip up slightly. Finish with one or two center petals at top. Let dry.
Hint: Make the petals of this richly textured flower using a tight up-and-down motion. Piping on the apple blossom/primrose template from our flower nail templates set will help guide you to proper petal position.