So Sorry For Another One I Need Help Asap!!!!

Decorating By CanadianCakin Updated 25 Apr 2009 , 10:13pm by Deb_

CanadianCakin Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:24pm
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Sorry about another buttercream rose question but I am having issues and my cake is for tommorow!!
As I am making my rose the base keeps going lopsided! I've used the wilton buttercream recipe in the stiff consistency!
Is there a way to keep that from happening??? Thanks so much I'm kinda freakn' out!!!

Thanks for your wisdom in advance!

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butterfly831915 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:28pm
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I have this happen to me too, it always messes me up.

brincess_b Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:30pm
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i know some people just make the base out of fondant or a hersheys kiss.

CanadianCakin Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:39pm
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Oh yeah and when I do get them to stay upright when I am done they seem to be really fat!

bakingkat Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:39pm
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Are you using a flower nail? I've never had good luck on those, I was taught to make a rose on the tip of a pencil, going around the tip to make the "bud", then starting on the rose. When your rose is finished, remove with a pair of clean scissors. This is what's worked best for me. Hope it helps!

solascakes Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 5:40pm
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It's ok if it does that,if you've had enough petals on just lift it off with your scissors where the rose ends and place on your cake or where ever you intend to keep them,discard the rest into your icing batch.The rose will not look lopsided on your cake at all.
Some people are able to continue,it's ok if you can't ,again are you making your cone too tall.

Deb_ Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 10:13pm
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It sounds like your icing is too soft. My hands get really warm when I'm decorating, so I take an ice pack out of the freezer and lay my piping bag on it for a few minutes. (I usually have 2 bags going at once, so the one I'm not using stays on the ice pack.)

You could try adding a little more PS to your icing to stiffen it up a bit.

I make my roses on a *sharpened* dowel.

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