I have given up on buttercream roses, I just can't get them to work. Doesn't seem to matter what I do. I watch them do it on youtube and everywhere else and just can't get it done.
im trying my hand at the ribbon rose right now and my roses keep sagging to the side or the ribbon breaks. is it too stiff or not stiff enough?
I always practice flowers the first time with Royal Icing. This icing is much more forgiving to learn with. Practice other ways of making the rose. SeriousCakes has three different methos under her videos that are all good!. Practice with Roayal Icing until you get your technique down pat. Find a good Buttercream recipe then try the rose with the ButterCream .
I can't figure out roses either and I've been decorating cakes for 3 yrs...
Don't give up!! I, too, have been practicing for some time, too..using a container of bought buttercream from Michaels.
One of the things I noticed in my trial and error is that my bud was not high enough, thus making flat roses. Keep practicing, I think I am finally getting it, I'm determined to make it happen. Keep the first layer of the 3 pedals higher than the bud, straight up and down, take your time. After practicing that, it started working. Good luck.