How Do I Make Large High Peak Buttercream Flowers

Decorating By sugarpiehoneybun Updated 16 Mar 2010 , 4:56pm by yummycupcake

sugarpiehoneybun Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 12:38pm
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There are some wonderful buttercream flowers on top of these beautiful cakes and cupcakes and I was wandering if anybody had a clue of how to do them. I have attempted making italian buttercream but couldnt get it stiff enough without making it too sweet and stand up. help please

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cakewhiz Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 3:21pm
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If I were making these flowers with my butter cream icing, I would make a small mound of icing in the center of the cupcake first. The mound should be almost as high as the finished flower itself. Starting at the top of the mound, start making your petals in circular rows until you get down to the base of the flower.

yummycupcake Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:56pm
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I agree with cakewiz. The large flower looks like a chrysanthemum. To make the same flower in small version you need tip 5 and 81 (wilton). to make this (a larger version) you'll probably need a large tip 12 for the center and a large tip for the petal like the ones in the link below

To learn how to make the chrysanthemum type the next link and explains how:

I hope it helps.

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