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How do I use the little plastic scissors?

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I'm starting to get the hang of making buttercream roses but I can't for the life of me figure out what I am supposed to do with the little plastic scissors. What I have been doing after I finish my rose is slide the wax paper over to the rack in the freezer and then after it has been in the freezer for a while I take it out and pick it off the wax paper and then kinda plop it down on the cake. I know there is a better way but this was all I could figure out. How do y'all do it?

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The plastic scissors are made to lift the rose from your flower nail. You're not actually using them as scissors, but as a lifter. Place them at the base of your rose and then close them just enough to grab hold... then lift it off and place on cake. : )
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Originally Posted by wendysue

The plastic scissors are made to lift the rose from your flower nail. You're not actually using them as scissors, but as a lifter. Place them at the base of your rose and then close them just enough to grab hold... then lift it off and place on cake. : )



Cool! Thanks. I'll try that next time icon_smile.gif Do I have to freeze them first?
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Susan,
I don't use the flower lifter scissors much just because a small spatula is usually handier but you just take them and spred them apart just a bit, slide the under the flower, pick it up, place it on the cake, bring the scissors together and pull it out. I usually have to press down into the cake a little so I don't drag the flower out. If you want to try the spatula, it basically works the same way. I just slide the spatula half way under the flower enough to lift it off the nail and then just lay it on the cake and slide the spatula out.
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Originally Posted by Lazy_Susan

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Originally Posted by wendysue

The plastic scissors are made to lift the rose from your flower nail. You're not actually using them as scissors, but as a lifter. Place them at the base of your rose and then close them just enough to grab hold... then lift it off and place on cake. : )



Cool! Thanks. I'll try that next time icon_smile.gif Do I have to freeze them first?



I've never tried that, but they probably would be easier to handle if they were firm. It takes practice transfering a freshly made rose from flower nail to cake without damaging your work. If you've found another method that works I'd stick with it! : )
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