Urgh!!! Need Rose Help

Decorating By slingmama Updated 2 Aug 2007 , 12:47am by amaniemom

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slingmama Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 10:20pm
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I am making bc roses for a cake on Saturday and I am having all sorts of
issues. But my main problem is that my bases keep falling over when I
pipe my petals. The frosting is stiff enough (since it keeps tearing as
I make the petals...I have tried thinning it for the petals, but it is
still tearing.) I don't know what to do. My last 4 bases are in the
freezer and I hoping that I can pipe fast enough before they thaw. Any
thoughts....

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JoAnnB Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 10:31pm
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you can build them on Hershey's kisses. But, if the centers don't hold up, it is generally because the icing is too soft, or it is too hot.

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amaniemom Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 10:33pm
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hmm I am wondering if perhaps the bottom of the base isn't wide enough
could that be a possibility? I make the bottom of my base wide that way it is stable.

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slingmama Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 10:34pm
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thanks...i was tempted to go get the kisses, but didn't really want to. my icing was really stiff when i did my centers...so i don't think that is it.

also, i was taught to make them on wax paper, but they keep sliding around....i am just having a really bad time with them today....URGH!!!

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amaniemom Posted 1 Aug 2007 , 11:48pm
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Are you putting sticky tack ( that blue stuff you use to hang posters on a wall) on your flower nail then putting the wax paper on that so the paper won't slip off? Or am I not understanding you correctly? icon_confused.gif

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slingmama Posted 2 Aug 2007 , 12:17am
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yes, amaniemon...i do that. icon_biggrin.gif

i think my mom solved my major issue though. we live in AZ where it is really dry 11 months of the year. today it is extremely humid and i didn't even think about it causing a problem cuz i was on frosting autopilot. icon_redface.gif

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amaniemom Posted 2 Aug 2007 , 12:47am
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At least you got it figured out. Where I live it is dry not humid so I wouldn't have come up with that. Hey that is why mom's are great, they come our rescue icon_biggrin.gif

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