Buttercream Balloons

Decorating By gracesmama Updated 14 Apr 2009 , 2:12am by Rose_N_Crantz

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gracesmama Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 4:17pm
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Can anyone tell me how to make buttercream balloons on a cake?

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KHalstead Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 4:23pm
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Just use a big round tip, like a #10 or #12 and squeeze making a mound of icing...make it more of an oval than a perfect circle though, you can also take a smaller tip and add a little on the end of the oval (like the knot on the balloon), then add strings!

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2txmedics Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 9:14pm
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I knew how to do them, but always wondered how walmart got them to look so full and perfect...maybe the icing? real fluffy?

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 2:12am
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I use a #10 tip, or even better, an open coupler. Hold the bag 90 degrees from the cake surface (straight up and down) squeeze the bag until the balloon is as big as you want it, then I usually finish with a flick down of the wrist as I release the pressure on the bag. Looks like a really big shell really. Then I add the strings. I also throw on a few sprinkles. Sprinkles make balloon cakes look more festive.

Just grab a piece of parchment paper and practice practice practice. Experiment with the angle at which you hold the bag, how much pressure you use, etc.

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