Hershey Kisses For Rose Base - Who Uses Them??

Decorating By jessieb578 Updated 8 Aug 2008 , 8:50pm by stephaniescakenj

jessieb578 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 5:38pm
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I have a wedding cake on Friday that is a square tiered. They want roses on the edges of the cake. This is a fun outdoor, non formal wedding, in fact they're having "funfetti" as their cake! I digress...

My question is that I'm going to use hershey kisses for the base of the roses on the cake. I thought it would be a fun surprise for them. BUT, because it's going to be hot out, will the kisses melt and not hold up the roses? I suppose they wouldn't be any softer than what soft buttercream would be....

Any ideas?

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Monna7122 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:12pm
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I have never tried that, but it sounds really fun and cute. And I don't see where the chocolate would really be any different than the b/c itself, but I have been wrong MANY times before icon_biggrin.gif

jessieb578 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 6:47pm
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I think you're right and the weather tomorrow is going to be in the 70's as opposed to the 90's as it has been so that may be just fine for the cake!!

valbos22 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 7:15pm
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No advice to offer but what a cute idea, I learn something new everytime I visit. Please do updated us on the outcome if you do use them.

Smiles,

val

smc_paralegal Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 9:39pm
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This is the only way I will make roses anymore. I have also tried using the Miss Merginues and they work really well and I don't have to worry about the melting of the chocolate.

jessieb578 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 11:57pm
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smc_paralegal you have experience with this, yay!! do you worry about the hershey kisses becoming soft and the roses basically falling in on each other in warm weather?

shanasweets Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 12:07am
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I would think that the buttercream would melt also. I did this once and it did make it easier to make roses. Have such a hard time making a good mound. You could make up in advance and place in frig. that way everyting is good and solid. That would help both the kiss and buttercream.

jessieb578 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 12:15am
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that's what I was thinking too, to refrigerate them for a long time and then with the hershey kisses good and hard, I was thinking they'd stay cold longer than the buttercream and maybe keep the roses stiff longer.

Hmmm, am I reading into this too much? icon_redface.gif I just don't want to mess up a wedding cake with something I've never done!!

smc_paralegal Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 1:08pm
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I made bc roses and ri roses a couple of weeks ago withe Hershey's Kiss as the base. I let them sit and dry on the table in the kitchen and I have them ready for a cake this weekend.

jessieb578 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 2:13pm
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icon_redface.gif forgive all my questions...

smc_paralegal did you leave your bc roses out for a week too? I wouldn't think to leave them out that long, I would have probably refrigerated them.

smc_paralegal Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 8:24pm
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I left them out until they were dry. Usually no more than 2 days, and then I put them in a shoe box until I am ready to use them.

julzs71 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 8:33pm
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you could make them up and freeze them.

tenleysmommy Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 8:44pm
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Do you put the kiss on a toothpick to make the rose or a flower nail?

stephaniescakenj Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 8:48pm
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I use hershey's kisses as the base to my roses too. It's so much easier than the buttercream cone thing or whatever you want to call it. If it's going to be in the 70's, it should be fine. However, I did go to a birthday party a few weeks ago and it was low to mid 90's. The mother of the birthday boy had little hershey kisses on the table as decoration. they were complete mush as soon as she put them out and they weren't even in the sun. You could always try to leave out a few ahead of time and see how they do?

mayamia Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 8:50pm
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what a great idea, never had thought about it, but will try using thumbs_up.gif

stephaniescakenj Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 8:50pm
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I use hershey's kisses as the base to my roses too. It's so much easier than the buttercream cone thing or whatever you want to call it. If it's going to be in the 70's, it should be fine. However, I did go to a birthday party a few weeks ago and it was low to mid 90's. The mother of the birthday boy had little hershey kisses on the table as decoration. they were complete mush as soon as she put them out and they weren't even in the sun. You could always try to leave out a few ahead of time and see how they do?

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