tullicious Posted 14 Jan 2012 , 10:07pm
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I'm getting very frustrated with buttercream flowers. I do almost all of my work with fondant or gumpaste. Sometimes I have to do a "traditional" all buttercream standard birthday cake with flowers. I've been going crazy watching videos to do the buttercream roses and I just can't do it. I really think I'm making it hard. I should probably take a class for basics, but I have to figure something out in the meantime. Any suggestions for a basic b-day cake? What other flowers are pretty easy to do in buttercream? Thanks for any advice.... icon_cry.gif

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Norasmom Posted 14 Jan 2012 , 10:14pm
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Try doing "rosettes" with the 1M tip. I find them super easy. I struggle with buttercream as well!

Goreti Posted 14 Jan 2012 , 10:48pm
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I have just started decorating and I'm by no means an expert in an medium. What I can tell you, it is all in the way you hold the bag. If you go to the Wilton's website in the decorating section, it explains as to what angle you have to hold the bag in order to achieve a certain look. I have found the website very helpful. One that is really easy it the pompom flower and Asters. I like them on cupcakes.

funtodecorate2 Posted 14 Jan 2012 , 11:08pm
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I have just started decorating and I'm by no means an expert in an medium. What I can tell you, it is all in the way you hold the bag. If you go to the Wilton's website in the decorating section, it explains as to what angle you have to hold the bag in order to achieve a certain look. I have found the website very helpful. One that is really easy it the pompom flower and Asters. I like them on cupcakes.



Wow, for someone who has just started your work is very nice. I love the potted plant. Nice job.

Wendy

sillywabbitz Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 12:07am
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I had the same problem so I now just do fondant and gum paste flowers. I can do ribbon and duff roses super quick and the realistic gum paste roses take longer but are stunning. I just hate fighting the buttercream.

Vimalai21 Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 12:27am
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I think you can try petals with flat lying petals, those are easier than roses. You can try Wilton. Com for flowers like the primrose or daffodil, or you can also check on you tube for serious cakes. She has lots of awesome videos and flower ideas some realistic and other fantasy.

dawnybird Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 12:48am
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I have to say, I'm so relieved to find out I'm not the only one who has trouble with those stupid butter cream roses! I did take classes, and my poor instructor showed me again and again and I can't do it! I've watched people on You Tube make them in seconds, and it frustrates me to no end! I, too, am looking for alternatives to roses for butter cream cakes.

Unlimited Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 1:41am
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Originally Posted by tullicious

I've been going crazy watching videos to do the buttercream roses and I just can't do it.




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cathyscakes Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 2:20am
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I always made my buttercream roses on a stick, not sure how you are doing it, but doing it on a stick is really easy and fast. I also discovered the wilton buttercream in the can worked really well for doing this, didn't have the ragged petals.

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