This tutorial will show you how to make small flowers, often called “wild roses,” out of frosting (final result pictured above). You can use any buttercream recipe to make these flowers, or a medium-consistency royal icing recipe will also work. Buttercream recipes will harden in the refrigerator or freezer but become soft again at room temperature, while royal icing recipes will harden completely and can be stored at room temperature indefinitely. To make royal icing, view my tutorial on making royal icing.
To make frosting roses you will need:
1 batch of frosting
a pastry bag fitted with a coupler
a large rose tip
a rose tip (large or small)
a small circular tip (size 3 or 4)
small squares of wax paper
Note that this tutorial uses a small rose tip to create the flowers, but you can easily use a larger tip and produce larger flowers.