I see ribbon roses all the time but I have never been able to find instructions on making them. Also, when I make flowers with buttercream frosting they always melt and fold in on themselves. I have used tylose meringue powder and stiffened buttercream but it still happens, just minutes after I do them. What can I do?
OK MAYBE I AM ASKING FOR THE WRONG THING. THEY LOOK LIKE RIBBON ROSES BUT MADE WITH BUTTERCREAM OR ROYAL ICING, NOT FONDANT OR GUMPASTE.
Do you have a picture of what you're talking about? Ribbon roses by definition are made with a ribbon of fondant and their are tons of tutorials on how to make them. I'm not sure I've seen them done in Buttercream. If you can find a pic that might help.
There is a thread here about the new Wilton buttercream ribbon rose. Is that what you're asking about? I found the following photo and instructions on the Wilton site but was informed that this is not the "new " rose .
There are instructions on how to make a fondant ribbon rose on the box of Wilton fondant. There are instructions in the gallery here on CC on how to do a "duff rose" which is similar to a ribbon rose but a bit prettier (at least IMHO). I'm sure if you do a search, there are several techniques from which to draw inspiration.
Thanks sooo much. The wilton ribbon rose is the one I was talking about. CC is so great and everyone is so helpful.
Also, when I make flowers with buttercream frosting they always melt and fold in on themselves. I have used tylose meringue powder and stiffened buttercream but it still happens, just minutes after I do them. What can I do?
Just keep adding more powdered sugar for buttercream roses. If they are stiff enough, they can't melt unless they are outside in the sun. (Buttercream breaks down over 85 degrees.)
OK More powdered sugar , I'll give it a shot. Thanks so much.