This is a general question re:Buttercream. Do you make a different batch for your roses or do you use the same batch that you frost your cake with?First of all my roses are ok(I am still trying to make them look better not so much like a cabbage) and I was just wondering should I be using a different type of buttercream .All suggestions are welcome. Thanks Bevyd.
I do not know which recipe you use for your icing, but some decorators use what they call Decorator's Buttercream. I have seen a couple of different recipes for this, but they are all related to crusting BC.
I know that Toba's decorator's BC is a good one for piping roses. I think it's in the recipes section.
I feel your pain. I can make heckuva cabbage. LOLOL If I ever get a call for coleslaw ckae I'll be all set.
Coleslaw cake? Good one! I like that
You can use the same bc but just use recipe for stiff for roses
I use the same buttercream for frosting( med. consistency) roses (stiff consistency). Faux Fondant, you can google it for the recipe. I hope this helps.
I don't know if this will help, but we were told to use a stiff consistency for roses where as icing the cake is more of a medium consistency. The main thing to is practice but I am still not happy with mine sometimes!
Also, that cabbage comes in quite handy when your son wants a farm cake! You can have a crop of cabbage!!!!
cabbage? So that's what I've been making!
He He, at least you all can make cabbage...I can only make what looks like swirls (think turd, lol)
You can add me to list of cabbages! No matter what I do I can not get my roses to look like roses ( unless I'm making mini ones)
I guess we all just need to keep praticing.
i use the same, just increase the p.sugar.
Thanks a lot for the tips, I am going to be sure and set some of the bc aside and add a little bit more ps and take it from there. To my fellow cabbage makers thanks for the shout out .Hey maybe its time for a new throwdown--cabbage!LOL @mandica12182 keep practicing you never know, you might end up in our club.