arlenej- yes, thanks, I have watched all her videos on youtube, she is one awesome instructor. I don't want to use gumpaste or any other inedibles on any of my cakes, too much plastic in the world as it is. I do have plunge cutters, as well as the rose ones, haven't tried a rose this way yet, but I use alot of chocolate clay decor on my cakes, will play with this idea.
meriem- thanks for responding. I thought I had a stiff consistency of frosting, its stiff enough for my shell borders to stay, and they don't fall over or misshape at all, but I have also been using the same recipe for years now, and the consistency is always the same. So, no they don't slop, but I like your word usage. LOL
andreascakes- I wish there was any kind of cake class where I live. The Hobby Lobby closest to me doesn't offer them at all, but they sell Wilton products, go figure! No Michaels at all, and Joanns Craft store has no room to hold classes of any sort.
I guess I am just gonna have to play and play and play some more with buttercream leftovers, in front of the TV, before I go to bed, etc, till I get it down right. After all, how hard can it actually be?!?
It doesn't help that I have a severe carpel tunnel problem. (Hope I spelled it correctly)
Thanks to all.