Help Please - Buttercream Roses

Decorating By keeshonjohnson Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 6:22pm by keeshonjohnson

keeshonjohnson Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:48pm
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I am making roses for a cake tomorrow. I am using the Wilton Buttercream. I can't get the edges smooth on the roses, they are ruffled looking and while pretty, it is not what the client wants. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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Littlebit0302 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:57pm
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Sounds like your buttercream is to stiff. Add a teaspoon of water and see what that does.

JustABite Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 5:58pm
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Great question! I have been having the same thing. Sorry no answer, but a little support.

Angel_Cake Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 6:03pm
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I have the same problem all the time, no matter how much I thin the icing- I think it's b/c my hands shake a lot, so I'm not holding them still while making the petals!

keeshonjohnson Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 6:22pm
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Thinning the icing seems to have helped a bit, but now they are getting big! I think I need some more practice :0)

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