celticcaker Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 7:01pm
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I would love to know if there is a better tip out there, or a better way to hold it as you are piping out a carnation flower with buttercream. I can do most flowers with BC, but for the life of me, I just cant make a carnation look more like a carnation... One of my cakes I have rose/carnation every other flower and the roses look way better than the carnations... Any good advice?

Here is the pic of the cake I did.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2017289

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Cupcations Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 10:40pm
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What tip are you using???

cowie Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 12:38am
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I think they look good!

indydebi Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 12:40am
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I think they look great. If I were to make any suggestion, it would be to use a stiffer icing, as they look like they are kinda collapsing a little (not "melting" but they look "soft"). Let them air dry and crust.

You did a good job. I used to love making BC carnations! Hmmmm .... now I'm in the mood to do a cake just so I can make these!

Marianna46 Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 1:14am
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What Indydebi says about using a stiffer icing is a good idea, not only because the petals will stand up better, but because they'll come out with jagged edges - just the thing you're trying to avoid when doing other flowers, LOL!

celticcaker Posted 30 Apr 2011 , 2:58am
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that is a very good Idea! Thanks for that suggestion. I needed to use a stiffer BC. That day it was kind of warm in the kitchen and I probably needed to add more PS to it to make it stiff.

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