Ragged Edges On Buttercream Roses

Decorating By MBHazel Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 2:01am by MBHazel

MBHazel Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:30am
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Hi all,

My buttercream roses seem to always have ragged edges to the petals. What is the FIX for this little problem?


7 replies
veejaytx Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 9:55am
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I'd try making the icing a little softer (thinner), so it flows from the tip more smoothly.

indydebi Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 12:16pm
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your tip may be clogged or closed too much at the narrow end. Take a knife and open it up a little.

but remember ... even God doesn't make a perfect rose every time! thumbs_up.gif

kakeladi Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:15pm
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There are many things that cause this.
1) icing does not have enough fat - add a bit more shortening. You do not want to make it thinner by adding liquid.
2) you are not turning your nail fast enough as you pipe. It's a delicate balance between how hard you squeeze and how fast you turn that nail.
3) what indydebi said

Kiddiekakes Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:46pm
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Usually the icing isn't the right consistency..maybe a bit too dry...Soften it up a bit and the roses will look more smooth but I personally love a ragged rose!! Looks quite natural!!

auntiecake Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 7:06pm
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I agree with indydebi and kakeladi. Add Crisco, not liquid and try opening up the narrow end of the tip or it may just be clogged. A corsage pin works great to unclog tips.

tonedna Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 7:08pm
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Softer icing could mean wilted roses be careful. It can be that your icing is bubbly..and is breaking at the edge. And like the other girls said..too dry, not enough fat. closed tip..
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

MBHazel Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 2:01am
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Hi all!!!

Thank you so much for the tips.

Indydebi, a special thanks for the reminder!


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