Hello hope everyone is great! I have a quick question , I'm making this cake but I'm not sure what those flowers are made out of , does anyone know ? They look buttercream to me . Also the bouquet on top how is it made? Is it a bunch of frosting and frozen buttercream flowers on top??
Well, the title says buttercream. They certainly look like bc.
I agree, the flowers are buttercream, but not necessarily frozen. They could be setting on a mound of frosting or there could be a small half round layer of cake underneath. Either would elevate the flowers. Since I would not be able to pipe these flower in a million years, I would make them from gum paste and go for the same look.
Looks like buttercream flowers to me. I agree that there is probably a mound of frosting to elevate the flowers. I love to make buttercream flowers. Anyone can pipe buttercream flowers if they practice. They are easier to make than you think.
You can pipe the flowers out of a good crusting buttercream and allow them to air dry a few days...while they remain soft inside, the outside will dry enough for you to places them as you like....just pipe a big mound of buttercream then place them where you want them.
@remnant3333 , I cannot pipe flowers...well, I can pipe a pile of frosting, lol, but only a very generous soul would call them flowers. I don't think I've ever mastered the proper consistency for piping, plus I have very arthritic hands which hate that piping bag. Fortunately, I can make decent gum paste flowers so I can fake it. I do so admire and love beautiful buttercream work, even more than royal.
Yes, what Jeff said. Those are probably piped w/tip 104 or (I think it's) tip 127 - just a big rose petal tip:) Looks like 5 or 6 rows of petals for each flower.
Thanks so much to all who took the time to answer my question, very helpful !
You know, it does say they're piped buttercream, but they sure look too uniform and identical. To me they look molded fondant, with piped leaves.
They look 'too perfect' to have been piped because this decorator has 'that just right touch'. I've seen a few others who make their roses just that perfect :)
Thanks for the votsw of confidence but I'm not that much of a perfectionist :)