Making Roses On A Dowel?

Decorating By chilz822 Updated 9 Feb 2009 , 6:29am by BCJean

chilz822 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 6:10am
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In browsing 'How To' videos on YouTube this evening, I came across this one. I'm curious if any of you have ever tried this method of making roses on the end of a sharpened dowel, rather than the flower nail and what the up/downsides are?

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JanH Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 6:15am
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indydebi tried roses on a dowel and really liked that method:


kbak37 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 6:18am
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UHHH...dang! 4 minutes? I'm slow! Well I have not seen that method, but I would love to try it!

vetaAL Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 6:19am
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I do "roses on a stick" when working with bettercream (Whipped icing). I find it hard to work with nail just then.

chilz822 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 6:29am
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Well, that's me I guess.. a day late and more than a dollar short! I was blown away by this video, and after reading all the posts in your thread, Jan... I think I may be able to do it... but much, much slower!


BCJean Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 6:29am
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I started making my roses on a stick 15 years ago, after making them for over 15 years with a nail. I would never go back to the nail again.

Using a stick is definitely faster and I feel you can control the size of the rose better. The consistency of your icing isn't as important either.

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