I'm going to make a spring flower basket cake, and am filling it with buttercream flowers (hopefully ) I'm searching for ways to make flowers normally done in gumpaste out of buttercream. Winbeckler's book has been a help, as have some youtube videos, but I still need more! I'm especially stuck for a way to make a tulip out of buttercream. Anyone want to share their tips?? Thanks!!
Flat tulips are easy Use a large open star tip and *working upside down* pipe a shell (somewhat long tail); now on either side of that pipe another shell w/a little of it overlapping the 1st one and the tails pulled slightly to the side. It will look somewhat like this: \\I/ .
For a stem pipe a small ball in the center of the whole thing and releasing pressure pull down into the stem. (I usually use tip 3 for this)
If you have or can get your hands on Wilton's (Encyclopedia) Vol 3 there are lots of b'cream flowers in it.
PM bcjean....she knows how to make TONS of flowers out of bc.
Thanks Guys! I'll give both ideas a try!
Here you go
this is great thanks Serious-cakes
thanks for sharing all those links!
SeriousCakes - I just watched a bunch of your videos on you tube last night! So funny that you would reply to this post!
I would love to know more about how you do the snapdragons! You're work is beautiful!