Victorian Rose

Decorating By lasvegasmommma Updated 27 Aug 2008 , 4:48am by Iloveweddings

lasvegasmommma Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:33pm
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I am a Wilton Instructor, and am currently teaching a Course II class.

I am soooo frustrated over the royal icing victorian rose! It says to use tip 97, and the petals should kind of curve over themselves. I can't get them to do that though. Neither can anyone in my class, and I HATE teaching something that I can not get to work!

Anyone have any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

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Parable Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:37pm
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can you share some pics so we can see what is happening?

all4cake Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:57pm
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Stiff icing...97(for right-handers)...same motions as the rose in course I. Narrow end up. If all that is in order, I wouldn't know how to help you without actually seeing you make it.

something_sweet Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:03pm
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When I took Wilton II, our instructor skipped over it. I tried it at home, and it was pretty much the same as making the normal rose.

lasvegasmommma Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:05pm
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No pictures to share... sorry!

I am using the stiff icing... thinner part of tip up, and piping like I do the regular rose, and no curved top.

jibbies Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:17pm
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After you pipe the rose take your finger dipped in a little cornstarch or powdered sugar and gently push the edges of the petals over until you like the curl.

Jibbies

all4cake Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:23pm
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...and you're right-handed? It really does it by itself, pretty much...

If you're right handed(97) or left handed(97L), and the bag and tip are at the proper angle, it automatically curls without having to go back and curl it.

Bijoudelanuit Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 6:57pm
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Try turning your nail in the opposite direction as you pipe your roses! That made the difference for mine.

lasvegasmommma Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by Bijoudelanuit

Try turning your nail in the opposite direction as you pipe your roses! That made the difference for mine.




I will try that for sure!

Yes... I am right handed, I am using tip 97, and piping just as I would a normal rose. Frustrating!

Iloveweddings Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 6:26am
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My instructor could make a beautiful victorian rose. I cannot. I even saved one of her royal icing victorian rose to keep as an example. Try turning your nail opposite. I had a hard time doing that. Good luck.

lasvegasmommma Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 5:08pm
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Okay... so, I had a bit of royal icing left, so last night, I attempted it again!

I used the suggestiom of swirling the nail in the other direction, and...

IT WORKED!!!

It was really hard to turn the nail the other way, but it worked!

THANK YOU for all of the input!

Bijoudelanuit Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 3:02am
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icon_smile.gif So glad it worked for you! It's amazing what a little change can do!

Cakepro Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 3:43am
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Were you turning your nail clockwise? If you're in that habit (which is the direction lefties should turn the nail), then you would have to buy the leftie tip 97.

Righties must turn the nail counter-clockwise with tip 97, or else the petals will curve inward and be all jacked up.

Sherri
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xstitcher Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 4:47am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakepro

Were you turning your nail clockwise? If you're in that habit (which is the direction lefties should turn the nail), then you would have to buy the leftie tip 97.

Righties must turn the nail counter-clockwise with tip 97, or else the petals will curve inward and be all jacked up.

Sherri
(WMI x 10yrs icon_smile.gif )




Thx Sherri,

Never would have thought of that!

Iloveweddings Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 4:48am
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I am so happy for you! icon_biggrin.gif

Iloveweddings Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 4:48am
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I am so happy for you! icon_biggrin.gif

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