Last week I had the opportunity of co-hosting a baby shower! The theme that we went with was Strawberry Lemonade, so all the decor and many of the appetizers and treats were based around the colors of pink and lemmony yellow!
The first thing I decided to make was dipped Oreos, but I wanted to make it easy to decorate them. I made royal icing flowers the night before. They were super easy and turned out really well! They were so tiny and cute!
Royal Icing Using Meringue Powder:
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 – 3/4 cup warm water
Mix all ingredients in an electric blender and beat until stiff peaks form. Put into icing bags and use various tips to make different shaped icing designs. I spread out a sheet of parchment paper and just went to town making flowers! It made soooooo much that I just put the leftovers in a bag to use later. I think that as long as they are kept dry they will last quite a while!
The next day, I used some Wilton Candy melts and dipped half the Oreo’s in the melted white candy melts and placed upright on the parchment. I immediately added one little flower to each.
Let set, harden, and you’re good to go! Yum! (Hint: The tray that they are on is just my small cutting board, covered in white cardstock and an organza ribbon tied around it. I left all the beautiful serving trays in storage when we moved for my husband to attend grad. school. Our current apartment is too small for all of it so I just made do with what I had!)