St. Patrick's Day is in the air, and my Irish blood is stirring!
Time for leprechan mischief and green treats galore!
Ready to learn how to make
ROYAL ICING SHAMROCKS?
The first step is to make traditional royal icing - this is the type of icing that hardens, used to make three dimensional roses or sticking gingerbread houses together. I use the Wilton recipe that you can find here.
When you prepare this recipe, you will notice it is quite stiff, and that is a good thing when making embellishments that will stand alone.
Once you have the icing prepared, add food coloring till you get the shade of green you like, and then load into a pastry bag that is fitted with at least a # 3 tip.
On a piece of parchment or wax paper, draw a heart shape.
Now make a second heart on the side,
and now a third heart on the other side.
All that is needed now, is a cute little stem.
I was having such fun, I made quite a few!
Then I moved on to trying Celtic knots,
and then changed to a star tip to make stars with a large green dragee in the center.
I just kept on cruising until I ran out of icing!
All that is left to do, is allow them to dry (and that doesn't take long). Just peel them off the paper, and they are ready to add to cookies, cupcakes, or cakes.
AND, they keep indefinitely in a storage container.
IRISH BLESSINGS MY FRIENDS!
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