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post #16 of 35
marknrox@yahoo.com, please & thank you!!!
post #17 of 35
cakeconfections, marknrox: Sent!

Illy
post #18 of 35
And I was beginning to think it was just me-I learned the Wilton way and the bottoms are awful looking-mine seem to be either too big or too small-some turn out ok and boy do I save those for the most obvious places-the others go where they can be disquised some way-I have never heard of using the hershey kiss-I take it that is used as the center and you put a bit of icing around it to match the color of the rose?
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post #19 of 35
You definitely need stiff icing to make good roses. I use a tip 104 for larger roses and I make my base with it too. Start in the center of the nail and keep going around until it's large enough for a base. Then do a tight center on top of that and build your petals around it. Are you turning your nail in the right direction? My sister-in-law couldn't make roses for years until it donned on me she was turning the nail the wrong way and that solved it. If you are right handed you turn the nail counter clockwise. It seems to be the tips that break the petals at the top. I had a favorite rose tip at the bakery that never would make the petals break, it was more open than the others. If the frosting is too stiff that can cause it too. The more you practice you will get a feel for it.
post #20 of 35
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cakeconfections, marknrox: Sent!

Illy



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post #21 of 35
I've said this before on another forum: some people just cannot make a rose (me included). No matter how hard I try and how many different types of buttercream I use (I've tried everything: thin, medium, thick, colder, more shortening, less shortening, more butter, less butter, more sugar, less sugar, water, milk, no liquid--I swear! I do not lie) and I cannot make a rose that looks anything like it's supposed to. It's a skill many people have, but some of us don't. icon_mad.gif

I defy anyone in this area (northern NJ/NYC) to teach me to make a decent rose. I will personally drive to where you are and you can teach me! icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 35
Thank you!!
post #23 of 35
Flav & everyone else that has a hard time w/ roses...

When I was taking the Wilton courses I had the hardest time! Finally I figured that if I stood right behind my teacher. After several times standing behind her I finally got it!! I would stand behind her during every technique she was teaching.

Finally on the last night of the 1st course (15 min before it was over) I finally figured it out!!! I still can't get the even look but I really think mine are prettier because they look real. I have one pic posted on bdays or just look in my gallerys & you'll see it. My teacher said I was doing them wrong but I told her some people have to do it their way & not Wilton's way. I make roses all the time now & I love them!! They turn out so real looking!!!! I do have to make my icing very stiff & my hands hurt after I do about 10 but I keep going!

Just keep trying & you'll figure it out!! If you know someone who can make roses try standing behind them & get the angles down & all. It's really very easy once you finally "GET IT"!! It will come to you so quickly & you'll feel so silly!! Like I did!!

Good luck to you all!!! I wish I could show you myself!!! ~TC~
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post #24 of 35
I forgot.. the bottoms of mine don't look bad. I don't know why but they don't. When I do the roses the wilton way the bottoms always look bad~
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post #25 of 35
Wow, I'm not the only one that makes roses with funky bases!?! *wipes forehead* That's somewhat of a relief. I can finally make a decent looking rose but the base looks TERRIBLE. Luckily nobody sees it but I know its there. And sometimes that just eats at you like no other. Ah well, I will take the tips in this thread and practice, practice, practice and practice some more icon_biggrin.gif
post #26 of 35
I learned without using a center, but instead to just start turning the nail and go around several times with the rose tip until you have a good base that which looks like the center of the rose, then start doing the petals. Bases aren't great to look at, but who is looking at your bases anyway.
LL
post #27 of 35
I'm soooooo jealous!
I guess I have to actually see someone make them right before my eyes to get it. When I say I've tried all those methods I listed in my other post--I really am not exagerating. And I have probably made 100 practice roses (I would never put my roses on a cake I am selling) and been happy with 2-1/2 of them! I AM NOT JOKING! icon_cry.gif
post #28 of 35
I hate to admit but I had no problems with roses. icon_redface.gif My problem is with daffodils. icon_mad.gif I can't make one to save my life. icon_cry.gif I'm hoping fondant flowers will be easier or at least click with me and look real.

Joe
post #29 of 35
jscakes~
Your roses are beautiful!! I can't get the edges like that. Mine are more like roses that have just opened. I'm proud of them! They still don't look like yours. BEAUTIFUL!! ~tc~
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post #30 of 35
ahhh, but I am still learning tricks!!! I want to make some like I saw on the Wilton site by a decorator, she made the biggest, most beautiful roses...cookieman- then you would be jealous! She said she used tip #116. Some day...
oh, thanks tc ~ should have seen the poinsettias I made one day...UGGGLY! One day I want to learn how to make them from gumpaste, they look so real!
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