littlestruedel Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 5:37am
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Does anyone know how (and what tip) White Flower Cake Shoppe does their signature flowers? I love the look of them and would like to attempt to recreate them.

1st cake in the gallery is a good example of what I'm referring to.
http://whiteflowercake.com/wp/gallery/classic/#

Thank you!

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metria Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 9:57am
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how interesting! i'd like to know too. here's a photo i found from someone that visited their shop:

http://healthygoodness.blogspot.com/2009/05/cleveland-cupcake-review-white-flower.html
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fabray13 Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 11:33am
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Id love to know too!!

CWR41 Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 2:57pm
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Use any "C" shaped tip... 401, 402, or 403 for large flower:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30E3AD-475A-BAC0-5B5F72A2563BB9A0&fid=3E332511-475A-BAC0-55A40A5591617A55

or, 79, 80, or 81, for small flower:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30E4F5-475A-BAC0-59A428910513993E&killnav=1

littlestruedel Posted 3 Jun 2012 , 5:04pm
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Thanks CWR13!
I don't know why I didn't think of looking for a C-shaped tip! Do you think they just putting the curved part of the C on the cake and pulling up? I only use IMBC, do you think it would be firm enough to create this effect?

I really need to experiment with this!

BakingIrene Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 3:10pm
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These look just like the piped chrysanthemums or waterlilies on older Wilton books.

The icing has to be fairly stiff to pull out the nice petals.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 8 Feb 2014 , 3:10pm
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I know this is a really old post, but I'm wondering if anyone's tried these large flowers yet?  I'd love to make them too.  I'm going to try and find a large 'C' tip today.

costumeczar Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 1:38am
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AWe used to make those in culinary school. Nothing tricky about them, they're just the curved piping tip used to make individual petals.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 5:11pm
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costumeczr:  thank you so much!  Can't wait to try them!

AivaCake Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 1:36pm

AYeahhhhh, so about that. I confidently got my piping bag full of delicious buttercream with a large Wilton C tip and went to town and I cannot figure these things out to save my life. I need a video tutorial! Haha!

costumeczar Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 3:52pm

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Originally Posted by LaurenSadler 

Yeahhhhh, so about that. I confidently got my piping bag full of delicious buttercream with a large Wilton C tip and went to town and I cannot figure these things out to save my life. I need a video tutorial! Haha!

This is the general idea, I'd do a smaller swirl personally, but you can use different tips to get bigger or smaller results. The basic idea is the same. there are lots of results on youtube if you do a search for "how to pipe an icing swirl" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5iQH3WUHm0

AivaCake Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 4:11pm

AHuh. I wouldn't have guessed it was anything like that! Judging by the picture, it looked like they just put the tip down and pulled it straight up. Will give it a try!

costumeczar Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 6:23pm

AOh geez, no, that's not the right flower at all,my mistake! If you try to do them that way you'll be really confused, hahaha! Wait a minute...

costumeczar Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 6:25pm

AHere... This will make more sense. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FcIlIcYrF3c&app=m sorry about that!

AivaCake Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 6:26pm

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Oh geez, no, that's not the right flower at all,my mistake! If you try to do them that way you'll be really confused, hahaha! Wait a minute...

You know, I thought "hmm, I wonder if she either didn't look at the picture or forgot or what because....ehhhhhh, I don't think so!" But didn't want to say it! Hahahahaha

AivaCake Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 6:39pm

AThat's essentially what I did last night. I guess my BC wasn't thick enough because it wanted to either fall forward or back, not stand up like the picture. Why can't everything just come naturally the first time I try it??? :(. Hahaha!

costumeczar Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 7:57pm

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You know, I thought "hmm, I wonder if she either didn't look at the picture or forgot or what because....ehhhhhh, I don't think so!" But didn't want to say it! Hahahahaha

I don't know why I was thinking of rosettes...Sorry about that!

costumeczar Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 7:58pm

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Originally Posted by LaurenSadler 

That's essentially what I did last night. I guess my BC wasn't thick enough because it wanted to either fall forward or back, not stand up like the picture. Why can't everything just come naturally the first time I try it??? icon_sad.gif. Hahaha!

It has to be pretty stiff to hold the shape, but not stiff enough that the edges of the petals rip and tear when you pipe them. Getting the icing the right consistency is the hardest part of the whole process.

chaka1 Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 8:25pm

At about the 6:30 mark on this youtube video, she shows this reporter how to make the flower:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXUAoJXmGsk

 

On this one, also around the 6:30 mark, you can see the two ladies making the flower on top of one of their cakes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to8rzuHktk

 

They make it look so easy don't they? I bought those tips and still have not had any luck.I think they use a swiss meringue buttercream in their shop and they sell it in their store too. I think it may be in something like a quart size container, not sure.

AZCouture Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 8:39pm

AOMG...they blow those out soooo fast!

costumeczar Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 9:54pm

There was a guy in an "instructional" video we watched in culinary school showing how to do buttercream roses. He was banging them out so fast we couldn't even see what he was doing, big fat showoff.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 10:54pm

Chaka, thank you SO much for sharing those videos!  Which tips exactly do we need?  What make and number?  I guess we'd need a large grass tip as well as the large C tip?

AnnieCahill Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 11:18pm

AYou need a c shaped tip like an 81 and just pipe and pull it out. Use stiff buttercream. Look up how to pipe a chrysanthemum because is the same concept.

AivaCake Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 11:29pm

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At about the 6:30 mark on this youtube video, she shows this reporter how to make the flower: [URL=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXUAoJXmGsk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXUAoJXmGsk[/URL]

On this one, also around the 6:30 mark, you can see the two ladies making the flower on top of one of their cakes: [URL=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to8rzuHktk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9to8rzuHktk[/URL]

They make it look so easy don't they? I bought those tips and still have not had any luck.I think they use a swiss meringue buttercream in their shop and they sell it in their store too. I think it may be in something like a quart size container, not sure.

You rooooooock!!!!!!!!! This is amazing!

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 11:41pm

Annie, tip 81 would be too small though right?  What's the large version of tip 81?  Is it 402 then?

 

Here's another picture of the flowers...

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 14 Feb 2014 , 11:56pm

Does Ateco make a large c-shaped tip that would work maybe?  So far I can't find one though.  I wonder if The White Flower Cake Shoppe uses the Wilton tips or a different brand?

AnnieCahill Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 12:05am

AYes, I replied on your other thread. 402 is what you need. 81 would be nice for smaller decorations.

Do a Google search for large C shaped decorating tip. I think 402 is what's being used.

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 12:09am

Okay Annie, thanks.  I'm buying the Wilton 402 right now.  :)

AnnieCahill Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 12:11am

AFYI you could probably find older or discontinued tips in lots on EBay if you're interested.

chaka1 Posted 15 Feb 2014 , 2:20pm

I bought the Wilton 402 from Wilton and then the 403 I had to buy online because Wilton discontinued it. But like I said, I tried both and didn't have luck. Guess you have to have that perfect consistency. If you figure it out....let me know!!!!!

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