Bc Pumpkins???

Decorating By sarkee Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 7:09pm by tiggy2

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sarkee Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:05pm
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I was thinking of putting pumpkins on a cake that I have to do, but they don't wan't fondant. I was thinking cake balls dipped in candy melts or just piping buttercream. Do you think I can do buttercream? If so, what tip would be best? TIA

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tazmycat Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:17pm
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I have done pumpkins w/ buttercream. I think I used a large star (maybe 22) tip or a large rouind one. Just make a round lump. Then you can go back and add stem/leaves. I also did them w/ marzipan. Not hard. Need stiff buttercream though. HTH

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cakebaker1957 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:02pm
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i used the large round tip, and did a big round pile of Bc then added stem and small leaves, Just hold the tip down and squeeze when it starts building up around your tip start pulling the tip straight up until you get the height you want. Hope this helps

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JGMB Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 3:07pm
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I just made this cake following the Wilton instructions:
"With tip 8 and heavy pressure, pipe two quotation-motion marks that touch at top and bottom. Overpipe and fill space between with another pair. In center, pipe a straight oval shape line. Add tip 3 stem."

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tiggy2 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 7:09pm
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You could also make them out of candy clay........very tasty!

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