Melting Roses...

Decorating By hmarie_73 Updated 22 Aug 2007 , 3:00am by shebellas

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hmarie_73 Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 5:16pm
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I have been practicing my roses using a trick I learned from ofther CCer's (Hershey Kisses)...It works great! However, this weekend I decided I would do a bunch a buttercream roses, freeze them and that way I would have them on hand. The first 6 turn out perfect, but then slowly after that they start to get soupier (is that a word?) and smooshier (Again...not a word!) I believe it is from the heat of my hand melting the buttercream...does anyone have the same problem and if so what is the solution? If I was using RI instead of BC would this make a difference?

BTW-My first attempt at roses can be found in my pics on the Tinkerbell Cake.


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JoAnnB Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:45pm
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The heat of your hand will melt both icings. What can help is to use two bags, and a cooling spot. you can put the unused one in the fridge. I use a piece of blue ice and a lunch cooler. Make a flower, switch the bags. Then the one you are using won't have the opportunity to melt.

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randipanda Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:48pm
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It is probably the heat of your hands. In the winter I can usually get by , but in the summer the buttercream is usually on the edge of melting anyways, so the heat tranfer puts it over the edge more often than not.

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BakeQueen Posted 21 Aug 2007 , 6:48pm
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I have the same problem, very hot hands. I have to pipe a few at a time. But I will have to try JoAnnB's suggestion. I will try anything that will make the process more effective and time efficient.

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Brickflor Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 2:42am
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I also have this problem-heaters instead of hands. I was filling a bowl with ice water and putting a cookie sheet over it. Then I would put whatever bag I wasn't using on it to let it firm up. This was working but then I tried the same thing, only using a 9" round cake pan and placing it directly in the ice water. This worked MUCH better, I used it not just for the frosting for my roses but also for my basketweave:

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shebellas Posted 22 Aug 2007 , 3:00am
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I also suffer from heaters for hands...I work with 2 bags usually and place the one I'm not using on the blue ice packets. Or since my kitchen is so small I will often just keep putting them in the fridge because its only 2 steps away from my table...

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