How do you make hard icing flowers?
To make the royal icing:
- 4 cups powdered sugar.
- 3 Tablespoons meringue powder.
- 6-9 Tablespoons room temperature water.
- Wilton gel coloring (yellow for center of flowers + any other colors you want)
- A stand mixer with whisk attachment.
What can I use instead of icing bag?
Plastic sandwich bags are a popular substitute for pastry bags. They are useful because they are disposable, most homes have them and they are easy to handle. You can use zip-top bags, slider-tip bags or simple sandwich bags that have a fold-over top. Simply put the frosting in the bag and push it to one corner.