Help With Buttercream Roses

Decorating By bakessweetmemories Updated 22 Aug 2008 , 11:42am by indydebi

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bakessweetmemories Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 4:11am
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I don't know what I was doing wrong, but, I would appreciate some advice. Until today, I haven't made a buttercream rose in quite some time. (I usually make my roses out of fondant.) I had nothing but trouble. I use a dab of frosting to hold a piece of wax paper on my nail. Then, I pipe the base onto the wax paper. The only problem was, I couldn't keep the base of the rose on the wax paper. I would keep falling off. When I finally got the base to stick, I could keep the petals of the rose to stay on. They would keep falling off.

I am so frustrated and don't ever remember having so much trouble with buttercream before. Has anyone else ever had this problem? Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? icon_cry.gif

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karateka Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 7:50am
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It sounds to me like your buttercream may be too stiff. Try adding a drop or 2 of water or milk and trying again.

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indydebi Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 11:42am
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agree .... thin the icing. also be sure your base is wide at the end. It's a common mistake to make the starting column tall. It should look like a tall hershey kiss.

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