What Am I Doing Wrong?

Decorating By ShelleyMJ Updated 19 Oct 2009 , 8:04pm by ShelleyMJ

ShelleyMJ Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 3:58pm
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I made this cake this weekend for a friend at work. Why are my roses coming out with jagged edges? Is my icing too thick? I so wanted my roses to be pretty. icon_sad.gif
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catlharper Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 4:10pm
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You were right with your answer, the icing was too stiff. The cake still looks beautiful tho!

Cat

aundrea Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 4:12pm
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was your icing/or buttercreme too stiff? thats what usually happens to me.

ShelleyMJ Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 4:16pm
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I used stiff consistancy buttercream. I even thinned it. LOL

practice, practice, practice.

Thank you!

OMGitsaLisa Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 4:31pm
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Either the buttercream was too stiff or you were piping the petals too slowly and turning the nail too quickly. I know that's what my problem is, but I just can't seem to get the hang of it yet. One time I got a rose to come out with no jagged edges (while every other one, before and after, from that batch DID have those edges) by just really going for it and piping the petals with confidence which meant squeezing a lot more out per petal. It looked pretty bad with the sort of imperfect petal arrangement, but at least the edges weren't jagged!

grandmom Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 5:31pm
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Well, I'm not as good as Buddy who can pipe a rose and decorate a cake blindfolded... but I have piped a few roses in my day. Back in the day... roses separated the women from the girls!

Looks like the icing was too stiff, therefore dry, to me.

cakebaker1957 Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 7:19pm
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When mine do this, i touch the edges lightly and bend them under some, cause i dont want to redo icon_razz.gif

prterrell Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 7:27pm
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Icing too dry/stiff.

ShelleyMJ Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 8:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakebaker1957

When mine do this, i touch the edges lightly and bend them under some, cause i dont want to redo icon_razz.gif




I will certainly consider that lil trick. Thank you

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