How to Make Chrysanthemum Cookies

chrysanthemum cookies

Since I am a big fan of fondant, I don’t use royal icing a lot in cake or cookie decorating. But sometimes, I like to change things up a bit and use royal icing to come up with new techniques and designs 🙂

Today, I am sharing a tutorial for these simple chrysanthemum cookies, made with royal icing.

To make these cookies, you will need the following supplies:

Large round cookies (at least 3 inch diameter)
Purple royal icing (or any color you like)
Tip 101
Piping bag
Chocolate sprinkles

And these are the steps:

Step 1:
Attach the coupler and  Tip 101 to your piping bag. Fill your bag with purple royal icing.

Keep in mind that Tip 101 has a wider end and a narrow end. Your tip should be positioned on the cookie  in such a way that the wider end should be facing away from you and the narrow end should be facing towards you.

I hope this picture helps …

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Step 2:
You will be piping from the outer edges of the cookie and working your way inwards.

Hold your piping bag at a 45 degree angle.

Now, squeeze your bag until icing comes out and then drag it down towards you.

Keep doing this until you have your first circle of petals.

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Step 3:
Repeat step 2 again until you have a second row of petals.

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Step 4:
Squeeze your piping bag again and pull it towards you until you have a third row of petals…

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Step 5:
And a fourth and fifth row of petals…

Don’t worry if you can’t make enough petals in the center. Make as many as you can without disrupting the surrounding petals and then let it be.

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Step 6:
Sprinkle come chocolate vermicelli sprinkles in the center of your flower immediately, before the icing has a chance to start drying.

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And you are done!

Allow your cookies to dry for at least 24 hours or until the icing hardens and then, enjoy! 🙂

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I hope you liked this tutorial.

Happy caking everyone!


  1. Your pictures help a lot. It’s very detailled and this way it’s more easy to try something new. So, thank you very much on the way you put it down for people like me who are afraid of trying to do new things. You helped a lot and made it really easier!
    Have a very nice weekend! 🙂

  2. This tutorial is very detailed and this would be a perfect dessert for my birthday or just for un. I love baking and your website gives me enough information to try different desserts and taste different things. Very cool!


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