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??

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

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

and here is the like for boween's cake

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 =)

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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