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Baking By cakegodess1976 Updated 2 Aug 2013 , 8:31pm by kakeladi

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cakegodess1976 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 7:32pm
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AHi everyone! I'm new here and I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm new to the cake decorating world and need help with a icing question. What is a good icing recipe to use for making roses and other flowers? And how would it be stored?

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bct806 Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 11:59pm
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For roses, use a stiff buttercream to make them. It really depends on the flower otherwise. You can use royal icing, a stiff icing, or some flowers require gumpaste/fondant. 

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kakeladi Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 4:49am
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I have used Wilton's class b'cream in stiff consistency for years to make roses and other flowers.  It's a good recipe.  You can sub part butter or margarine for part of the Crisco and DO add more flavoring - up to 1 Tablespoon:)

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cakegodess1976 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 6:27pm
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AThank you! I will look up wiltons class buttercream.

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bct806 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 7:09pm
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Thank you! I will look up wiltons class buttercream.

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Class-Buttercream-Icing-Stiff-Consistency

 

This is it. It is the one I use as well. Except I double it and use half butter, half butter flavored Crisco. Skip the meringue powder. It isn't necessary if your fat to sugar ratio is right.

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kakeladi Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 8:31pm
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.............. Skip the meringue powder. It isn't necessary if your fat to sugar ratio is right..............

 

Oh yah, I forgot that little bit of info :)  It is  soooooo not necessary!

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