When Julia first decided to make these plumeria cookies, she wasn’t quite sure how to approach them. After all, she doesn’t live in the tropics and had no real plumeria to go by. So how did she puzzle her way through these cookies? First, she armed herself with lots of reference images found online. Of course, as luck would have it, no two plumeria are alike – the varieties are absolutely mind-boggling. So Julia studied those photos she had and finally settled on one variety with flatter (less curly) petals that she thought would be easiest to replicate in royal icing. Then petal and leaf templates were drawn, icing was piped over them, and the rest is history! To see all of that history, check out Julia’s YouTube video where she documented every step.