How Far In Advance Can I Do Bc Roses I Need 12 Dz!!!!!!

Decorating By angela35 Updated 3 May 2008 , 1:56am by indydebi

angela35 Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:24pm
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i'm making roses cakes in florist boxes and i need to make 12 doz of these cakes who soon can i make them and whats the best way to store them icon_confused.gif

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HerBoudoir Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:38pm
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You can make them ahead and freeze them.

indydebi Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:40pm
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Bc roses last a long time. Let them air dry - do not freeze them. (Compare it to the many many threads in which FBCT are discussed and the advice given is "work fast because it starts to melt almost right away". Well, the same is true for roses made of the same kind of icing!)

Air drying also allows the moisture to evaporate, leaving the rose a much lighter-weight. When I make mine in the morning, I can pick them up and throw them across the room by afternoon.

Once they are dry enough to handle, I'd store them in a box ... sheet cake box, for example, (so they are covered and won't collect dust. icon_biggrin.gif )

cuteums Posted 2 May 2008 , 1:49pm
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Do they have to be buttercream? If you can consider royal icing roses so you can store them easily.

angela35 Posted 2 May 2008 , 2:04pm
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thanks for the tips they don't have to be buttercream i could do royal its just that for some reason i have i harder time with ri roses!!!!!!

HerBoudoir Posted 2 May 2008 , 2:11pm
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It must depend on the type of icing you use, Debi - I use an all-butter buttercream and they *never* get that hard (kind of why I like it) icon_smile.gif

jammjenks Posted 2 May 2008 , 2:59pm
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I can pick them up and throw them across the room by afternoon.




And how might you know this??? Did you test it out??? icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

I was going to say that I have made some up weeks ahead and let them air dry. They'll keep a long time if they're kept dust/light free.

vdrsolo Posted 2 May 2008 , 3:43pm
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Had this exact same issue a few months back.

I had about 10 dozen mums that had to be done for a wedding cake last fall. I don't work with royal icing unless I absolutely have to so I chose to use air dried buttercream.

I used the "Snow White Buttercream" recipe from the Wilton website. I don't normally use that recipe but heard it worked very well for air dried buttercream (and it did). I just used regular Crisco for it (I use high ratio and a completely different recipe for my regular icing)

http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/icing/snow.cfm

I made all of my mums on little wax paper squares and then put them on cookie sheets to dry.

After they were dry (they don't take long...maybe 24 hours max), I put them in clean, disinfected egg cartons to store them. It worked absolutely perfect!!

I did my mums about 10 days before the wedding, it's my understanding that air dried buttercream does not last indefinitely like royal so I wanted to be on the safe side.

CakesByBabycakes Posted 2 May 2008 , 3:47pm
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Here is a link to a recipe for air-dried buttercream:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2278-Airdried-Buttercream-Icing.html

angela35 Posted 2 May 2008 , 3:51pm
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oooohhh great thanks what would we do with out our friends!!!!11

diane Posted 2 May 2008 , 3:59pm
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Air drying also allows the moisture to evaporate, leaving the rose a much lighter-weight. When I make mine in the morning, I can pick them up and throw them across the room by afternoon.

icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif how funny!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

indydebi Posted 3 May 2008 , 1:56am
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I can pick them up and throw them across the room by afternoon.




And how might you know this??? Did you test it out??? icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif




Actually, yeah we did! icon_lol.gif Daughter was helping me and she needed one more rose. "Mom, hand me one more rose." I said "Here, catch!" and soft-ball pitched it to her. Of course the look on her face was hysterical! But she caught it and it went on the cake! icon_lol.gif

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