Making Rose On A Dowel Rod!!

Decorating By Valli_War Updated 22 Jun 2008 , 5:36pm by fiddlesticks

Valli_War Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:31pm
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Hi,
I watched the video on youtube to make rose on a dowel rod. That lady is so fast, but since I know the basics of rose making (wilton course), I thought I will give it a try. The first cone wrapping step itself failed. Icing doesn't stick to the dowel rod and when I start piping the petals, it falls off. Can someone help me with detailed instructions how to do this.

Thanks,

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indydebi Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:39pm
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I just tried the rose-on-a-stick a few weeks ago and I LUV it!! 25 years of using a flower nail and that sucker is now useless in my kitchen. It's dowels all the way!

When you make the first wrap around the pointed end of the dowel, it needs to be pretty snug. I kinda even 'overlapped' the icing just a smidget over the top of the dowel. I had a few roses slide down the stick but with a little practice, it starts to work! thumbs_up.gif

This is the cake I made my first dowel roses on: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1225307

Here's the close up of the roses: http:[email protected]/2523486640/

yaadie Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 12:57pm
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I watche dthat video on youtube also and I want to try it...My roses always fall over on the nail...I HATE making roses!! (except out of fondant)

PattyT Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:08pm
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I can't find it. Tried several searches and all the thumbnails show flower nails.

Can someone post the link for lazy ol' me...?

Thanks

emccle Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:11pm
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PattyT Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:20pm
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Thank you....and wow.

Now I want to try that.

gottabakenow Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:25pm
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Debi I just looked at the closeup of your roses... they're gorgeous. someday I'm gonna try that.

kansaslaura Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I just tried the rose-on-a-stick a few weeks ago and I LUV it!! 25 years of using a flower nail and that sucker is now useless in my kitchen. It's dowels all the way!




Debi, what size dowel rod are you using? I've tried this exactly once and went straight back to the flower nail. What are you using to remove the rose from the dowel? This old dog would like to learn a new trick!

MaryAnnPriest Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 1:54pm
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Is there a certain size dowel that should be used when making the roses on a stick? Or do different size diameters produce different size roses?

indydebi Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I just tried the rose-on-a-stick a few weeks ago and I LUV it!! 25 years of using a flower nail and that sucker is now useless in my kitchen. It's dowels all the way!




Debi, what size dowel rod are you using? I've tried this exactly once and went straight back to the flower nail. What are you using to remove the rose from the dowel? This old dog would like to learn a new trick!




The dowels are about the thickness of a pencil or slightly smaller. The cake supply shop I go to sells them in a bag of a dozen, about 6" long, already sharpened.

I use a regular pair of scissors to remove the rose. This is the part that amazed me. I've seen roses lifted with scissors and my thought was "how in the world does the rose not smoosh up when it's lifted off?" Well, I don't know how it works .... but it does!!!

Carolynlovescake Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 4:41pm
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In my most humble of opinions... KFC corn sticks work great for making them on a dowel.

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Tona Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 4:59pm
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You can also use skewers for smaller roses. I have done mine that way for several years and I love it.

tonedna Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 5:02pm
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The dowels used are the ones like you use for cakes. They are sharpened to a point. If drops down sometimes when the icing is too soft too.. You gotta move faster than in the nail. and gotta be careful if you do them to big they get heavy and drop too..Like Indydebi said..tight centers..
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Homemade-Goodies Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 5:28pm
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I just got the dvd for Buttercream Flowers from CakeGenie.com, and she uses a bamboo satay stick...with the point, and rather thin. I am going to try it soon...I'll report back...

fiddlesticks Posted 22 Jun 2008 , 5:36pm
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CakeGenie.com I have that dvd !! Love it !!! The stuff she does with buttercream !!!

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