How to Make Simple Garden Flower Decorated Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some easy and simple garden wedding flower decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  

Brightly colored garden wedding flower chocolate sugar cookies

I went to a wedding last weekend in a garden. It was beautiful. The flowers were beautiful. The bride was gorgeous. And my be perfectly children we're actually unbelievably amazing. That NEVER happens. Especially at the end of a summer vacation in which they are squished together because we are remodeling forever and it will never ever be done for a hundred years. (Or so it would seem.)

You guys.

I have finally reached Parenting Level: Dreams DO Come True.

Which was immediately followed by Parenting Level: I'm Hiding In The Closet, Please Send Help the very next day. know...the usual. 😂😂

I made these cookies for that gorgeous bride. Because I love her very soul. My kids love her. And because she deserves all the happiness in the world. But I can only afford sugar.

Fantasy flower or easy rose chocolate sugar cookie decorating tutorial with step by step instructions

How to make garden wedding flower decorated sugar cookies: 

Step 1. 

Use medium consistency dark pink icing and a #3 tip to outline the flower part of the cookie. Start filling in the center of the flower with the same icing. Stop when it's about 2/3 flooded with icing. Use medium consistency light pink icing to finish flooding the center of the flower. Smooth out the surface if necessary and let dry for an hour.

Step 2. 

Add leaves with a medium consistency light green icing. While the icing is still wet, add the leaf detail with a darker green icing and a #1.5 tip. Let dry for another hour.

Step 3.

Pipe a large dot of icing on the center of the flower. I usually choose the darkest icing I'm using, but it really doesn't matter what color you choose. Cover the wet icing with black sanding sugar. Gently shake off the excess and let sit for 5 minutes. Using the back end of a large paintbrush, make an indent into the center of black sanding sugar.

Step 4. 

Put a #1.5 tip on the light pink icing. Add swirly petal details along the bottom edge of the flower. Let the icing fall on to the cookie like a piece of yarn to give the swirls a rounded shape. (If you try to force them or push the icing instead of letting it fall, the swirls will be more angular and wonky. But - if that's what you want -- go for it. I won't judge.) Pipe three dots of icing on the top left edge to balance the design.

See it in action here.


Get the cutters: Rose Flower, Dress, Heart, "Love", Bow, Ring with Bow, Single Leaf, and Segmented Leaf/Blossom Bunch. (The large scribble flower is the Sweet Sugarbelle Sunflower cutter that is no longer in production. The scribble tulips were hand cut.)

Grab the ICING COLOR FORMULAS for all these gorgeous colors here. 

How to make garden wedding flower decorated sugar cookies - tutorial and flower cookie ideas


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