Poinsettias! I had Pinned a link to Sweetsugarbelle's tutorial on some adorable little poinsettias, some time ago. I thought they seemed a little easier than the Wilton ones I used to make. I had some leftover royal icing from another project, so these were the first thing to come to mind.
I used the handy template that came with the tutorial, but I did find that the tip #66 tricky to use - I've never had much success making leaves with a #66 or #67. I switched to a #352 and had a much better go of it. Once you get piping, they really go quite quickly. It will be great when it comes time to bake for Christmas and these will be ready to pop on cookies or cupcakes.
I also didn't have the gold sugar sprinkles, so I shook my plain clear sprinkles with some gold lustre. Worked like a charm!
These aren't quite finished yet - I have to get ready for work, so they will have to wait for another day. I will add a little leaf to the side for a splash of complementary colour.
When finished I shall post more pictures.
Give these sweet little flowers a try and if you don't always have all the items you need - look around, sometimes you can substitute with great results!
Here is a direct link to the tutorial - it's beautifully done! Tutorial - Sweetsugarbelle