Flower Help-Super Newbie Question

Decorating By numberonebun Updated 6 May 2009 , 12:01pm by numberonebun

numberonebun Posted 5 May 2009 , 10:51pm
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Can anyone tell me why I can't seem to get smooth edges on my flower petals? they always have a jagged/cracked edge. I'm not sure if this is an issue with my icing or technique. I'm using a basic buttercream recipie.

Thanks for your help!!

5 replies
didavista Posted 5 May 2009 , 10:57pm
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my guess would be that your icing is too stiff.

Cookie45 Posted 5 May 2009 , 10:59pm
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I agree.

kccliff Posted 5 May 2009 , 11:06pm
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Ditto...the icing is too thick and you're probably squeezing too hard because of it.

7yyrt Posted 6 May 2009 , 1:16am
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Try adding just a touch of liquid or corn syrup.
Personally I like the raggedy edges, but then I'm a little strange - I like the little weepy drops on a lemon meringue pie too.

numberonebun Posted 6 May 2009 , 12:01pm
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Thanks for the help! Smooth petals here I come...I hope

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