Help...input Please!!

Decorating By shellzey Updated 11 Sep 2008 , 1:06pm by LetThereBeCake07

shellzey Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 1:55pm
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hi everyone,
i am doing a cake for a friend this weekend and it involves a rose. the design is boween's. i've attached a pic. anyway, i stink at roses and rarely have had to do them. i'm worried that the center is too big and it looks goofy. should i redo it??
LL

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shellzey Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 1:56pm
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here is the pic of boween's cakes
LL

shellzey Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 1:59pm
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hmm not cooperating. try it this way

here is the link for the rose

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1264049

and here is the like for boween's cake
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=43983

thanks for your input

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 2:14pm
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looks like you need slightly stiffer BC for the rose. Yours is good but looks "melty" try adding a little more powder sugar to the icing and see if your rose doesnt hold up any better.

Junecakes Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 2:23pm
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Have to say i stink at roses too! I don't think it looks goofy but I agree the center looks a bit too big. It's better than anything I could do!!!!!

PinkZiab Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 2:25pm
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Something looks off with your center, more than just size. It appears as though you made your center "cone" and then just started making petals without wrapping a petal around the cone to form the bud? Maybe it's just the pic, but that's how it looks to me.

shellzey Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:02pm
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that's exactly it...i forgot to wrap around the center. hopefully my second try goes better. i'm so glad i came on here and asked otherwise i think i would have kept making the same mistakes over and over.

shellzey Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 6:39pm
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okay i made a new rose. boy i'm not good at these. they stress me out. it did turn out better, but i'm still not sure about it. input please =)
LL

need2sleep Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 6:51pm
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I really like the second one you made. Looks more defined.

Jopalis Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 6:57pm
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don't see the picture of the second rose... just a box with a red "x". Not sure if it's my computer or what...??

I am also not thrilled with piping roses. Often I use modeling chocolate or candy clay and make them.... I have liked using a Hershey kiss for the center.

Michelle104 Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 7:05pm
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I really like your second one as well. Wrapping the center to make the bud first really made a difference.... thumbs_up.gif

Jopalis ~ when you see the title in a box like that just click on it and it'll pop up in a different box. That's what I have to do.... icon_lol.gif

marccrand Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 7:05pm
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I also like the second one better. It looks really shiny, but I know that's just the flash on the BC.

Jopalis MOST (but not all) times you see the box with the x in it, click your mouse on it using the right button instead of the left. A drop box will appear and you can choose "show picture"

Junecakes Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 8:05pm
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Ah yes! Much better with the center wrapped. I like it a lot! thumbs_up.gif

BabyBear3 Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 8:52pm
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much better! great job!

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 11 Sep 2008 , 1:06pm
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looks great!

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