Buttercream Rose Practice

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webberblessings Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 9:02pm
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I am practicing making buttercream roses and just wanted to share my progress so far.Buttercream Rose PracticeButtercream Rose PracticeButtercream Rose Practice

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webberblessings Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 9:04pm
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Is something wrong with my tip that the edges of the petals are coming out like that (jagged)?

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MBalaska Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 9:44pm
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https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3353658/american-buttercream-rose-cake

This is one  of my favorite cakes with piped buttercream roses.  Some petals are jagged, some are smooth, and I like them all. In my gallery I've piped roses with Easy foolproof Mock Swiss meringue buttercream, Lauren Kitchens mock Swiss Meringue Buttercream, old school cooked Swiss meringue buttercream, & the roses in this photo attached with regular American Buttercream.  Some of the little toothpick roses on the cookies were piped in royal icing with tiny PME tips.

https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3376601/red-rose-wedding-cake-cookies-mbalaska-8202016

They all work.   I like the jagged edge as well as a smooth edge.  That's just me, & it's just FOOD first and foremost.

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MBalaska Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 9:49pm
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tips:    for flowers to be piped with American buttercream don't overbeat, don't add a lot of liquid, don't add extra powdered sugar.  Add a spoon of meringue powder.  If you have hot hands, You can fill 2 bags with icing, Keep one aside on the counter, or in the fridge to cool, then swap out the hot one; as many times as needed.

You can also stick a table knife inside your medium sized rose tips and slightly spread out the hole.  making the icing amount that piped out just a bit thicker.      


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-K8memphis Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 9:50pm
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if you cup your index finger around the very edge after every piped petal you can put a little fold in there that looks very realistic --

try a taller base -- make a few layers of icing on top of each other in the spiral there for the center --

there's a progression as to the angle of the tube -- it starts out with the narrow part angled in and the fat part angled out from the middle of the nail for the base and first bud then it slowly angles out a little more with each layer of petals -- like if you held the tip at 11:00 12:00 then 1:00 but toward the nail top -- that might not make sense but you are just about doing it anyway -- you just need that taller base --

check the tip of your tube and make sure there are no lumps in there -- stick a pin in there to clean it out --

you really just need a taller base -- you 'bout got this

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MBalaska Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 9:51pm
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Buttercream Rose Practice

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 10:03pm
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yeah -- what she ^^^^ said!!! blush

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webberblessings Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 10:58pm
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Thank y'all so much for the advice and for the honesty. Great feedback!

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webberblessings Posted 14 Jul 2019 , 5:00pm
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Today's practice with a new frosting discovered last night. Korean glossy buttercream or GG cakraft buttercream.Buttercream Rose PracticeButtercream Rose Practicez

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webberblessings Posted 14 Jul 2019 , 5:00pm
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Today's practice with a new frosting discovered last night. Korean glossy buttercream or GG cakraft buttercream.Buttercream Rose PracticeButtercream Rose Practicez

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-K8memphis Posted 14 Jul 2019 , 5:28pm
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looking better and better and better -- well done, you!

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MBalaska Posted 14 Jul 2019 , 7:38pm
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better and better.  They will look great on your cakes.

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BettyA Posted 14 Jul 2019 , 9:00pm
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I work with buttercream all the time and your roses look just fine. I like them. Can't wait to see them on your cakes. :)

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kakeladi Posted 14 Jul 2019 , 9:27pm
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See practice will make perfect.  I see a good improvement

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MBalaska Posted 15 Jul 2019 , 7:56pm
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webberblessings Posted 1 day ago
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Here is an update on rose practice. I made this cake for my daughter's 13th birthday today.

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webberblessings Posted 1 day ago
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Buttercream Rose Practice

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SandraSmiley Posted 1 day ago
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They look wonderful!  Great cake!


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-K8memphis Posted 1 day ago
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Very Pretty!!

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MBalaska Posted 1 day ago
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looks nice, love the colors

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BettyA Posted 1 day ago
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Your flower cake looks beautiful.

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kakeladi Posted 21 hours ago
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 Bumping 

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webberblessings Posted 20 hours ago
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Thank you all. 

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