Simple Royal Icing Roses (2024)

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Post navigation 49 comments Anne @ Have a Cookie! — May 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm Reply Thank you! I need these for some sample engagement party cookies I’m doing this week 🙂 Glory Bee — May 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply You can post as many times as you want on this look, because it’s just so pretty! Charvi — November 1, 2016 at 10:40 am I love these i mean they are just awesome I have no words for these cookies .they are out of the world .thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. The Partiologist — May 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply I love these… they are roses I could make, now if I could only master the royal icing. I will never give up hope! Beautiful cookies for mom!! Samantha — May 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm Reply I don’t think I can tell you often enough how much I love the gold on these cookies! There is nothing quite so elegant as a touch of gold and simple roses. These cookies are perfection! Elizabeth, 3D-Sweets — May 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm Reply So pretty and sweet! chloe Moon — May 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply They look beautiful! What a great idea! =) Evon — May 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply Gorgeous!!! and your piping is so precise and perfect!<3 these lots! Ashley Addison — May 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply Very beautiful!!! You’re awesome, and just so you know, you’re the reason I have fallen in love with attempting to make cookies. Mine are hideous right now, but you make me want to keep trying!!! Thanks for sharing. Sweet Sugar Belle — May 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm Don’t give up, mine were too! With a little practice you’ll be making cookies just like these in NO TIME! Lorna — May 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm Reply Thank you so much for this tutorial. I want to try these pretty roses soon. Christine Shen - Sugar Cravings — May 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm Reply Thanks for this tutorial Callye! Just in time for Mothers Day! :). And I LOVE the way the gold looks on these….so pretty! Sweetsugarbelle — May 6, 2013 at 12:19 am Have fun in NOLA! It always makes my day when you drop by! Janine - sugarkissed.net — May 6, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply I was looking for a tutorial for simple flowers like this this weekend. The ones I made came out not so pretty 🙂 Definitely pinning this so I have it for next time! Carolina — May 6, 2013 at 7:50 am Reply Love them!! Your work is so beautiful!!! Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie — May 6, 2013 at 8:25 am Reply Yet another great tutorial! I love the photos in all of your tutorials. I’m a visual learner, so they’re extremely helpful and the photography work is pretty darn good as well. These roses may make their way on cookies for my mom. Simple but so pretty! Thanks again. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe — May 6, 2013 at 10:04 am Reply So simple and so lovely Callye! Cookbook Queen — May 6, 2013 at 10:21 am Reply These are absolutely 100% GORGEOUS!! Little ribbon roses are my absolute favorite.Also, my middle name is rose, so I kinda feel like this is just for me 😉 Sherrie — May 6, 2013 at 11:41 am Reply Thanks! I love this simple technique. I can’t wait to try it. With your past tutorials, I have learned to make many containers of swirl roses (using a small star tip) with my leftover royal icing! I have tried a couple of times to make your ribbon roses – but just can’t get the hang of it. So this new technique and the swirl roses will be my “go to” roses. Thanks again. I can’t get enough of your tutorials!!! susie sweetiepetitti — May 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply now your talking! these are right up my alley! Mercedes — May 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm Reply Que preciosidad de galleta. Me gusta todo. Eres increible…. Marci Johnson — May 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply Perfect. Just my speed and skill level!! Sandy H — May 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm Reply THANK YOU for posting! I figures they are so simple….most everything I love is really very simple, but somehow I find a way to complicate it. Regina Pimenta — May 7, 2013 at 12:55 am Reply Ficou lindo! Parabéns!! Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply I love your details! Love! Rebecca — May 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm Reply I love all of your roses 😀 I just recently made some fondant roses, but I also want to try some royal icing ones 😀 They are just too pretty 🙂 bridget {bake at 350} — May 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm Reply I’m not even kidding you, I’ve had a cookie design with gold lettering and roses rolling around in my head for a while now. Except, it wasn’t as pretty as yours. 😉 NIna — May 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm Reply wow!!! these are so beautiful! what color gold are you using and/or how did you get it to look like that?? is it lustre? Sweetsugarbelle — May 21, 2013 at 2:47 am There’s a complete how to about 2-3 posts back Crestah Taylor — May 11, 2013 at 10:44 am Reply What colors did you use for the roses and leaves?Thanks 🙂 Blanca Cuellar — March 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm What color or should say brand is that gold you used and were do you buy it? Pingback: Custom Alphabet Cookies Pingback: Toning Down Pink Icing Asmita — September 11, 2013 at 9:36 pm Reply What tip and icing consistency have you used to write mom. Beautiful! Pingback: Decorated Rose Cookies Lisa T. — January 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm Reply These are beautiful! How the heck did you get that gold color? It’s fabulous! Sweet Sugar Belle — January 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm Here you are: https://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2013/04/how-to-make-gold-icing/ Letty — January 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm Reply So very pretty! Thanks so much for your tutorials – I enjoy and look forward to them very much. Was wondering how did you get the color gold on the icing? Sweet Sugar Belle — January 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm Here you go: https://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2013/04/how-to-make-gold-icing/ Letty — January 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm Reply So very pretty! Thank-you so very much for your wonderful tutorials! How do you get the color on your icing? Pingback: Decorated Ballet Slipper Cookies Pingback: Sweet Sightings {Fourth Edition} Judy Rauls — February 4, 2015 at 9:24 am Reply Is “Luster Dust” the same as Disco Dust?” lisa — March 6, 2015 at 11:06 am Reply You are truly an amazing artist! I would be forever grateful to you if I learn how to do this from your website. I am newly disabled and have lost a lot of my faith in everything along the way. It’s hard to be 49 yrs old and unable to be active. Your website has brightened my day, I would love to make cookies like this for my grandchildren, family and friends, and maybe a few elderly neighbors! Thank you again for putting a little spirit back in my step!With gratitude, Lisa Franck Pingback: Easy Decorated Burlap Cookies Meg — July 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm Reply Where did you find gold dye for your royal frosting?? Sweet Sugar Belle — July 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm https://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2013/04/how-to-make-gold-icing/ Pingback: Simple Swirl Designs - Free Vector Download JANINE EVANS — June 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm Reply Pinning this for when I am a bit more confident decorating. The gold makes thee POP! Leave a Reply Leave a Reply

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May 5, 2013|49 Comments »

I kind of have an obsession with royal icing roses. I mean, this is the sixth time I’ve dedicated a blog post to them. I guess I just like pretty little details. At this point we’ve talked about squiggle roses, ribbon roses {twice}, mini-Wilton style icing roses, and swirl roses. These simple roses are pretty much the same thing as squiggle roses, but a little more clean and sophisticated.

To make simple royal icing roses you will need:

  • Piping and thick-ish flood icing in the color of your choice
  • Stiff-ish green piping icing

Begin by using flood icing to make dots for each rose. Let dry until set. It doesn’t have to be completely dry, just firm enough that the piping icing does not sink into the base.Next, use a #1.5 tip {you can go larger or smaller depending on the look you’re after} to make a swirl on top of each dot. I like to start in the middle and swirl counter-clockwise. Do what feels right to you.

Finish up with itty-bitty leaves. I used a #65 tip, but there’s and even smaller #65s tip for really tiny jobs.

Simple swirl roses can be as large or small as you like. They can also be made with leftover icing. They’re always handy to have around. Just be creative and have fun.

For more ideas on how to decorate cookies with simple icing roses hop on over to my friend Samantha’s Facebook page. I’ve nicknamed this style of rose the “Samantha” because it’s her signature accent.

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. Be sure to check out the helpful links below:

  • Royal Icing Squiggle Roses
  • Royal Icing Ribbon Roses
  • Wilton-Style Royal Icing Roses
  • Simple Swirl Roses
  • How to Make Gold Royal Icing
  • Where to Buy Plaque Cookie Cutters

Cookies, Flower Cookies, Holiday Cookies, Icing Accents, Mother's Day, Royal Icing Accents, Sweet Sugar Belle, Tutorials

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49 comments
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    Anne @ Have a Cookie! May 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Thank you! I need these for some sample engagement party cookies I’m doing this week 🙂

  2. Simple Royal Icing Roses (9)

    Glory Bee May 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply

    You can post as many times as you want on this look, because it’s just so pretty!

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (10)

      Charvi November 1, 2016 at 10:40 am

      I love these i mean they are just awesome I have no words for these cookies .they are out of the world .thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

  3. Simple Royal Icing Roses (11)

    The Partiologist May 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply

    I love these… they are roses I could make, now if I could only master the royal icing. I will never give up hope! Beautiful cookies for mom!!

  4. Simple Royal Icing Roses (12)

    Samantha May 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm Reply

    I don’t think I can tell you often enough how much I love the gold on these cookies! There is nothing quite so elegant as a touch of gold and simple roses. These cookies are perfection!

  5. Simple Royal Icing Roses (13)

    Elizabeth, 3D-Sweets May 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm Reply

    So pretty and sweet!

  6. Simple Royal Icing Roses (14)

    chloe Moon May 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

    They look beautiful! What a great idea! =)

  7. Simple Royal Icing Roses (16)

    Ashley Addison May 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

    Very beautiful!!! You’re awesome, and just so you know, you’re the reason I have fallen in love with attempting to make cookies. Mine are hideous right now, but you make me want to keep trying!!! Thanks for sharing.

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (17)

      Sweet Sugar Belle May 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Don’t give up, mine were too! With a little practice you’ll be making cookies just like these in NO TIME!

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    Lorna May 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I want to try these pretty roses soon.

  9. Simple Royal Icing Roses (19)

    Christine Shen - Sugar Cravings May 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm Reply

    Thanks for this tutorial Callye! Just in time for Mothers Day! :). And I LOVE the way the gold looks on these….so pretty!

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (20)

      Sweetsugarbelle May 6, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Have fun in NOLA! It always makes my day when you drop by!

  10. Simple Royal Icing Roses (21)

    Janine - sugarkissed.net May 6, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

    I was looking for a tutorial for simple flowers like this this weekend. The ones I made came out not so pretty 🙂 Definitely pinning this so I have it for next time!

  11. Simple Royal Icing Roses (22)

    Carolina May 6, 2013 at 7:50 am Reply

    Love them!! Your work is so beautiful!!!

  12. Simple Royal Icing Roses (23)

    Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie May 6, 2013 at 8:25 am Reply

    Yet another great tutorial! I love the photos in all of your tutorials. I’m a visual learner, so they’re extremely helpful and the photography work is pretty darn good as well. These roses may make their way on cookies for my mom. Simple but so pretty! Thanks again.

  13. Simple Royal Icing Roses (24)

    Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe May 6, 2013 at 10:04 am Reply

    So simple and so lovely Callye!

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    Cookbook Queen May 6, 2013 at 10:21 am Reply

    These are absolutely 100% GORGEOUS!! Little ribbon roses are my absolute favorite.

    Also, my middle name is rose, so I kinda feel like this is just for me 😉

  15. Simple Royal Icing Roses (26)

    Sherrie May 6, 2013 at 11:41 am Reply

    Thanks! I love this simple technique. I can’t wait to try it. With your past tutorials, I have learned to make many containers of swirl roses (using a small star tip) with my leftover royal icing! I have tried a couple of times to make your ribbon roses – but just can’t get the hang of it. So this new technique and the swirl roses will be my “go to” roses. Thanks again. I can’t get enough of your tutorials!!!

  16. Simple Royal Icing Roses (27)

    susie sweetiepetitti May 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply

    now your talking! these are right up my alley!

  17. Simple Royal Icing Roses (28)

    Mercedes May 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Que preciosidad de galleta. Me gusta todo. Eres increible….

  18. Simple Royal Icing Roses (29)

    Marci Johnson May 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply

    Perfect. Just my speed and skill level!!

  19. Simple Royal Icing Roses (30)

    Sandy H May 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm Reply

    THANK YOU for posting! I figures they are so simple….most everything I love is really very simple, but somehow I find a way to complicate it.

  20. Simple Royal Icing Roses (31)

    Regina Pimenta May 7, 2013 at 12:55 am Reply

    Ficou lindo! Parabéns!!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen May 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply

    I love your details! Love!

  22. Simple Royal Icing Roses (33)

    Rebecca May 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm Reply

    I love all of your roses 😀 I just recently made some fondant roses, but I also want to try some royal icing ones 😀 They are just too pretty 🙂

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    bridget {bake at 350} May 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm Reply

    I’m not even kidding you, I’ve had a cookie design with gold lettering and roses rolling around in my head for a while now. Except, it wasn’t as pretty as yours. 😉

  24. Simple Royal Icing Roses (35)

    NIna May 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm Reply

    wow!!! these are so beautiful! what color gold are you using and/or how did you get it to look like that?? is it lustre?

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (36)

      Sweetsugarbelle May 21, 2013 at 2:47 am

      There’s a complete how to about 2-3 posts back

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    Crestah Taylor May 11, 2013 at 10:44 am Reply

    What colors did you use for the roses and leaves?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (38)

      Blanca Cuellar March 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      What color or should say brand is that gold you used and were do you buy it?

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    Asmita September 11, 2013 at 9:36 pm Reply

    What tip and icing consistency have you used to write mom. Beautiful!

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    Lisa T. January 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm Reply

    These are beautiful! How the heck did you get that gold color? It’s fabulous!

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (41)

      Sweet Sugar Belle January 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      Here you are: https://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2013/04/how-to-make-gold-icing/

  31. Simple Royal Icing Roses (42)

    Letty January 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm Reply

    So very pretty! Thanks so much for your tutorials – I enjoy and look forward to them very much. Was wondering how did you get the color gold on the icing?

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (43)

      Sweet Sugar Belle January 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Here you go: https://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2013/04/how-to-make-gold-icing/

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    Letty January 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm Reply

    So very pretty! Thank-you so very much for your wonderful tutorials! How do you get the color on your icing?

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    Judy Rauls February 4, 2015 at 9:24 am Reply

    Is “Luster Dust” the same as Disco Dust?”

  36. Simple Royal Icing Roses (46)

    lisa March 6, 2015 at 11:06 am Reply

    You are truly an amazing artist! I would be forever grateful to you if I learn how to do this from your website. I am newly disabled and have lost a lot of my faith in everything along the way. It’s hard to be 49 yrs old and unable to be active. Your website has brightened my day, I would love to make cookies like this for my grandchildren, family and friends, and maybe a few elderly neighbors! Thank you again for putting a little spirit back in my step!
    With gratitude, Lisa Franck

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    Meg July 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Where did you find gold dye for your royal frosting??

    • Simple Royal Icing Roses (48)

      Sweet Sugar Belle July 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      https://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2013/04/how-to-make-gold-icing/

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    JANINE EVANS June 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Pinning this for when I am a bit more confident decorating. The gold makes thee POP!

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