Make A Bc Rose With Smooth Edges!!!

Decorating By maurerba Updated 25 Apr 2008 , 3:04am by cocobean

maurerba Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:48am
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I have been practicing all night and most times I make a rose the petals have a ripped/torn edge on the top. What am I doing wrong? I am using a butter/shortning mix for my BC and I am using tip 104. Please any input would be great. Thanks in advance!
Beth

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HerBoudoir Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:50am
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Your icing might be a tad stiff.

On the plus size, it's more realistic icon_wink.gif

maurerba Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 1:55am
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I have tried it with two different consistanies of icing the first kind the roses just sort of melted and now with stiff icing the edges rip. icon_mad.gif

sugarMomma Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:12am
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Can't remember where I heard this, but add corn syrup or piping gel if icing is too stiff causing it to rip. May have come from my wilton instructor.

Don't know why it's supposed to work, i personally like the edges slightly ripped for a realistic effect.

maisyone2 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:16am
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Make sure there are no air bubbles in your frosting. They can be the cause of torn edges. I generally make my roses with a stiff medium and I don't have a problem with torn edges at all.

BCJean Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:16am
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The softer icing may have been not mixed long enough to give it the body to stand up. It could be also that your icing was too warm. If you have hot hands it will warm the icing and cause it to have no body. You could try putting the decorating bag in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes. If you do this remove the tip first or the metal will make the icing in the tip get too stiff.
The icing should not be so stiff you cannot squeeze it easily out of the bag.
hth.

maurerba Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:20am
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Thanks for the input! I will keep trying! I am determined to make a BC rose!!!

loulou2 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:29am
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Have you tried Tip 150. I recommend it to my students all the time for that very reason. I know the edges are not as fine but it helps when you are still learning. Practice, practice, practice!! icon_biggrin.gif

loulou2 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:30am
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Have you tried Tip 150. I recommend it to my students all the time for that very reason. I know the edges are not as fine but it helps when you are still learning. Practice, practice, practice!! icon_biggrin.gif

BakingGirl Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:41am
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Make sure you have enough pressure on the bag when you squeeze too. My Wilton instructor told me that it was the reason why I was getting torn edges. I am sure there can by several reasons but that definitively helped me.

maurerba Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:47am
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Well, I am putting the icing away for the night but I will try again tomorrow! Practice, practice!

Cake_Princess Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:58am
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Originally Posted by maurerba

I have been practicing all night and most times I make a rose the petals have a ripped/torn edge on the top. What am I doing wrong? I am using a butter/shortning mix for my BC and I am using tip 104. Please any input would be great. Thanks in advance!
Beth




Work a little piping gel into your icing. Also open up the end of your tip a bit more.

ugetsnun2 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 2:58am
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The stiff medium is a good consistency for the petals. If it's too stiff, the tips crack; if too thin, the rose falls over. The corn syrup/piping gel suggestion helps too. It gives the icing more elasticity, thus eliminating breaks and tears.

brea1026 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 3:01am
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HEY! I have awlays had that same problem! Wanna know my very lazy way of fixing this problem... I buy premade frosting and add powdered suger! I know, I know, this is bad bad advice, but for me it is what works best. Maybe someday I will try the piping gel trick though!

cocobean Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 3:04am
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I have the same problems you have. So one day when I was using some Victoria Secret hand lotion (from the tube) I noticed it looked just like IMBC looks in other peoples pictures. I thought, I wonder if I could practice making roses with it. So that is what I did. icon_lol.gif hey were beautiful roses. Great for practicing with. Just can't try and slide them onto something. You can only practice on the nail tip then put it back in the bag and practice again. I know it sounds kind of goofy but I sure thought they looked pretty. I took a picture of it. I'm going to post it right now if you want to take a look. Maybe someday I'll try using real IMBC. I made it once a long time ago and it seemed very labor intensive. But I do love the look of it on a cake because of the smoothness of it. *I'll have to post it on the main page. I don't know how to do it here).

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