Sometimes I have this problem with roses, and sometimes I don't. Seems like the #104 tip gives me the most trouble. What's the trick to get rid of ragged edges on roses?
I was having that problem using Wilton's buttercream recipe, no matter what consistancy I made it. I changed to a smoother recipe and the edges are much better.
I like my recipe okay, but it involves a lot of butter and can be soft and doesn't crust. I'm still on the hunt for a great recipe that is smooth coming out and crusts.
I've been told adding corn syrup to the Wilton recipe can really help as well.
The BC I use that is soft, but crusts and is really smooth is a slight adaptation on Sugarshacks recipe and it always works great!
1 1/4 cup salted butter
1 1/4 cup unsalted butter (can be all unsalted if you want, but I think the salted makes it more buttery tasting)
2 1/2 cup shortening (I use Sweetex)
5 lbs powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons extract
12 Tablespoons liquid (hot non-dairy creamer works best)
I'll offer up mine too
I've thought about trying a different buttercream recipe, but then everybody that buys cakes from me has told not to change a thing. I am doing a 1:1 ratio of butter and shortening. I think I will try the corn syrup and see if it helps.
I just thought it was strange that it only happens with the #104 tip.
Where's IndyDebi when you need her? She's always given great advice.
Well, I've had this same problem too and I've put it off to my BC being to stiff.
I would love to hear other's input on this. (hint hint)
From my experience, it was always because the bc was too stiff. And I use the Wilton buttercream recipe most of the time.
I added corn syrup to the portion of the icing I was using for petals and they turned out great with a #104 tip!
Thanks for the recipes everybody!
Serious_Cakes, thanks for the links to your video. I am impressed how you pipe your roses right onto the cake. When I use the flower lifter to remove rose from nail, the roses are so soft they just plop and look like crap. It was a pleasure to watch you work.
That was always my problem too, my roses would look great until I tried to move them. Even when my bc was stiff enough I stll made a mess of it!