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Cherry blossom trees by Bobbie Noto

When cherry blossoms bloom it is breathe-taking!

As most of you know my daughter graduated (Magna Cum Laude) from The George Washington University

the second week of May. During her fours year in D.C. I had the opportunity to go to the Tidal Basin

in full cherry blossom bloom, besides the aroma, the plethora of cherry blossoms opening on the trees

are beyond beautiful.

This tutorial is in honor of my daughter.

The Tidal Basin at sun down

The beauty cannot be put into words!

Supplies For This Project:

Equipment:

  • Tipless bag, or parchment bag without a tip
  • PME #56r ot Wilton 101S
  • Pme 1.5 nozzle or Wilton #1, you will need 2
  • Wilton tip cover
  • Flower nail
  • Parchment square or cellophane square
  • Disposable piping bag
  • 2 Parchment bag
  • Artist brush
  • Dap cloth

Materials:

You may find the supplies at Shop 5th Avenue Cakes 

Cherry blossom in bloom by Bobbie Noto

The entire cookie design took 10 minutes from start to finish.

Dried Albumen Royal Icing Recipe:

  • 907 grams Confectioners Sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract or almond extract
  • 30 grams dried albumen
  • 3/4 cup Luxe water

Add the dried albumen to luke warm water and mix well.

Using the paddle of your standing mixer place mix dried albumen and confectionary sugar in mixing bowl of the standing mixer, stir with a grease-free spatula just to incorporate. Add extract and mix on the lowest speed until ingredients are combined. Scrape the bowl down as needed. Mix for 10-20 minutes on medium-low speed.  Mix until icing forms peaks and doesn’t lose its shape. If the icing appears too thin add more powdered sugar; if icing appears too thick add more water.

Cover icing in an air tight container. The icing will keep up to 7 days in a dark cool place, DO NOT PLACE IN THE REFRIGERATOR.

If you prefer my egg white royal icing recipe you can find it here!

Watch the video below and then we can pipe some cherry blossoms and design the cookie!

Cherry blossom stamens are pink and long, which is why I did not pipe a beaded  centre.

Cherry blossom in bloom by Bobbie Noto

The royal icing cherry blossoms use the same piping method as apple blossoms.

For more cherry blossoms projects click on the photos below

Springtime Cherry Blossom CakeSugar Cherry BlossomsGood Fortune