I'm trying to conquer my roses. My BC is 1/2 crisco, 1/2 butter. My problem is that when I'm piping it on the nail, it always wants to slide off the nail head. I'm using a medium consistency, as the stiff consistency is hard on my hand.
Is this a coming problem?
What helps me is to pipe the centers on squares of waxed paper and put them in the freezer until firm, then stick the square of paper on the nail (use a dab of BC) and pipe the flower.
Why do you go through the extra step of making the center on wax paper first? It seems like an added step. I just make my center with whatever rose tip i am using, make the rose petals, and take it off with a pair of normal scissors and put it right on the cake. One tip, and about 1 second to make each flower.
Trust TexasRose! I was having a battle with them until I tried what she is saying. Yes, it's an extra step, but, if your center is droopy, then your rose is going to be droopy. And if you have heater hands like me, you need some extra insurance against droopy roses. I also found that when I used a stiffer buttercream I got even better roses.
When I did it the way she says and firmed up my buttercream a little, I can now make a rose.
By the way - Thank you TexasRose!!!! I can now make a rose. Haven't put one on a cake since I figured it out, but dang it, I conqured the rose.