Buttercream Lilacs?

Decorating By lisa5573 Updated 19 Mar 2009 , 9:56pm by fiddlesticks

lisa5573 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:13pm
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I am trying to figure out how to make lilacs out of buttercream icing. I've read online that they can be made, but I don't know how. What tip do I use? Also, would it be better to pipe them directly onto the cake, or should I make them out of royal icing ahead of time and let them dry before I put them on the cake?

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kakeladi Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:50pm
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You make a large shell w/a long tail using something like tip 21 then cover that w/tiny stars from tip 13 or 14. I prefer to work right on my cake. These look really good when you make them hang over the top edgeicon_smile.gif I'm not a fan of RI flowers.

lisa5573 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:21pm
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Thanks for your help. I'll have to try that tonight!

butterfly831915 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:30pm
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I am very interested in how these turn out. Could you post a picture?

lisa5573 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 4:50pm
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I definatly will post the pics.
Thanks again!

7yyrt Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:22pm
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I'm late, but found this. It's a way to make them ahead of time. Perhaps someone will be able to use it. - http://www.wilton.com/technique/Lilac

nannie Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:36pm
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thanks so much for post the link thumbs_up.gif

Cakepro Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:38pm
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Dang, those are beautiful!!

DsLady614 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:23pm
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I've done lilacs with a simple star tip, worked out great. I think there is a picture in my gallery actually. I get it out of an old buttercream flowers book. Pipe the basic shape of the bloom, then another layer on top just smaller, then again. I did three layers, worked great

icer101 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:35pm
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i,ve made these same lilacs, several years ago... for my sil birhday.. i made them with all buttercream, right on the cake.. little time consuming.. but was very impressive to her.. you could also , make them ahead of time with all buttercream.. like the instructions say.. pipe on waxed paper.. let set up. move with a large cookie spatula or something like that. no hard royal icing flowers to bite into..hth

lisa5573 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:40pm
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Did you use the same tips that the wilton site recommended? The 59 or the 101s for the petals?

dogwood Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:49pm
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I couldn't tell by the picture where the 101 tip fit in.

icer101 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:50pm
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i used the 59 , and made the mound with the star tip.. and used all buttercream..

lisa5573 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:53pm
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Great. Thaks for the help!

fiddlesticks Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 9:56pm
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kakeladi.. That sounds like an interesting way to make them, do you have any picture?

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