Petal Effect Technique

Decorating By nikki1273 Updated 27 Nov 2011 , 10:08pm by molly_36

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nikki1273 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 8:35pm
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I have never used this technique, but would like to use it on a wedding cake. Could anyone familiar with this technique offer any tips and is there a tutorial on here for this? Just wondering which tip should be used, if all dots should be piped in a straight line, it you use the piping bag/tip to smear the icing or if it's better to use a spatula with round tip. Any tips would be appreciate. Thanks!

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MadMillie Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 9:00pm
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This is the link to a tutorial.

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swishykitty Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 9:06pm
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I am just a novice at decorating, but I did try my hand at this technique, thanks to many great links from other CC'rs. I've got a link that was helpful to me, also I am Baker has a great tutorial on this method. I did all rows at the same time, going vertically, so I could keep the dots fairly evenly spaced. My dilemma was in finishing the rows. I ended up putting a row of "buttons" on the backside. I have a picture of my attempt at this technique posted.
Good luck!

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molly_36 Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 10:08pm
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I learned this technique from my cake school dot com and have used it several times. Her way of teaching is to use an offset spatula to smoosh then drag the BC.

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