Making Roses

Decorating By grgapch Updated 12 Sep 2010 , 5:36pm by Unlimited

grgapch Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 4:36am
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Does anyone have any techniques other than the Wilton method for creating roses to go on my cakes? I am a leftie and had a really hard time with the Wilton classes because the instructor couldn't always stop and show me the "leftie" way. Especially with roses.

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Ladycake Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 2:58pm
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I would suggest that you get the new left handed tips that are out and see if that will help you ..

So far I have only seen them at this placehttp://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?id=0&step=1&viewfrom=1701&sort=p.name&searchterm=

They have a few flowers that are for left handed people.. They are out of canada dont know what state your in ..

grgapch Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 3:30pm
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Thanks for your reply. I have just recently seen those new tips made for lefties put out by Wilton. I saw them at Michael's (I'm in the Atlanta area) and bought a couple for making drop flowers. I'll have to check back with them or visit the link you posted to see if there is one for roses.

MrsMissey Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 3:32pm
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I am glad to hear that I am not alone with the "lefty" issue!! I can't make the rose to save my life! My instructor admitted that she had never really taught a lefty before, so really wasn't much of a help...although she tried! I don't think there is a special metal "tip" for making roses, for lefties, but it's more of getting the right motion and angle. I'll keep practicing!!! Good luck to you also!

Ladycake Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 4:31pm
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There is new Tips for making roses on that site that I posted Yes they are by Wilton so maybe you could get them from there online store also...
I will see if I can find a leftie on my site that would be willing to do steps and post them for ya.. give me a few days..

MrsMissey Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 5:42pm
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Thanks so very much!! BTW...I have visited your website a few times...LOVE IT!!

grgapch Posted 26 Aug 2004 , 6:11pm
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Originally Posted by Ladycake

There is new Tips for making roses on that site that I posted Yes they are by Wilton so maybe you could get them from there online store also...
I will see if I can find a leftie on my site that would be willing to do steps and post them for ya.. give me a few days..




Thanks, that would be great!

grgapch Posted 29 Aug 2004 , 6:35pm
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I did go back to Michael's and I purchased the leftie tips they had for making roses. I tried it out when I got home and they worked GREAT! I didn't have to adjust my technique or anything and they came out perfect. I would strongly suggest that lefties try out these new tips.

EmilyHogan Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 5:00pm
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OMG!! I have been beating myself up over not being able to do roses as well! I haven't tried the new tip yet, does it work? SOOO glad I saw this!

Unlimited Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by EmilyHogan

OMG!! I have been beating myself up over not being able to do roses as well! I haven't tried the new tip yet, does it work? SOOO glad I saw this!




Wow! How did you come across this 6 year old thread? As I read, I wondered what all the excitement was about these "new" lefty rose tips... I've had some lefty Atecos (123 & 61) for +/- 30 years! (don't know how I ended up with them because I'm not a lefty.) I never cared for the curved rose tipsthe straight ones were always fine for me, but I'm happy to hear that it's helpful for south paws.

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