Newbie Question

Decorating By scotiascrapper Updated 16 May 2008 , 12:37am by tracey1970

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scotiascrapper Posted 15 May 2008 , 8:29pm
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I took my second class of Wilton lesson 1 last night and we concentrated on making roses. We were asked to bring a batch of stiff consistency icing which I found too stiff for roses (and the teacher admitted that she misinformed us about what consistency we needed for last nights class) ...I came home last night and wanted to keep practicing so I made a batch of medium consistency roses look ragged... should be making the frosting even less stiff?? Or am I doing something wrong?? Help!!

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JoAnnB Posted 15 May 2008 , 9:01pm
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The icing is still too stiff. You can soften a small amount of your icing with a bit of corn syrup for a smoother petal. Just add a little at a time.

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tracey1970 Posted 16 May 2008 , 12:37am
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I use stiff consistency icing for roses - but not quite as stiff as it comes up when I follow the class icing recipe to the letter. I do thin it a wee bit but not what I would consider medium consistency. I have found that they get really runny and less defined if I go to a true medium consistency.

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