I saw this on The Next Great Baker and I was like Holy Crap! This is so gonna save me time and effort. I find the cutting of wax paper and all that other stuff tedious.
Looks really hard to do
It's really not. I learned to make roses this way from my mother, only she used the rose nail upside down. It makes the bud much easier to form. I still can't make them on the flat part!
Can I just check - by "drying" the roses do you mean just to let the buttercream harden before placing it at the side of the cake? It will still get soft if it's very warm, right?