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I saw some awesome big roses on cakes at bakeries and I was wondering what base tip I need to do those...does anyone know? To make regular sized roses I use base tip 12 and rose tip 104 and I have a big rose tip, tip 127 but I no big base tip. Also will I need to get a bigger flower nail? I don't even know if they make that stuff. So someone please, if you can shed a little light I'd be very appreciative, I'd really like to make some nice big roses for my birthday cake next week. Thanks
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post #2 of 20
I would like to know the answer to that one also. icon_confused.gif
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post #3 of 20
I'm sure there are many different ways to make the big roses. My way is I take a regular size"not the mini" marshmallow, put it on a stick, make my bud on top of the marshmallow, and then add the petals. Works fine for me, and the rose has a nice strong base. I have made some huge roses this way.
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post #5 of 20
I had never thought of a marshmallow before! Thanks for the tip!
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post #6 of 20
Hi- I just made some large roses on cupcakes as an experiment. I saw these done by someone here on CC last week. I was also using up some B/C icing that I had leftover. I just basically made the buds with a 10 or 12 tip then made the roses as I would normally do then kept adding petals right on the cupcake and kept flattening out the tip to lay the petal onto the surface like a fully open rose. Hope that makes sense. It was pretty easy.
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post #7 of 20
I use to work with someone who used a margarine/butter lid (about 3"-4" in diameter) and "glued it to her nail with a dot of buttercream. Just made her nail bigger. Then made her rose and pulled it off the "nail" with sissors and placed on cake.

I like the idea with the marshmallow =)
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post #8 of 20
That's a great idea with a marshmallowicon_smile.gif

I did the big rose on top of the 3 tier cake in my pics a couple weeks ago...trying to remember what tips I used but I turned my 4 inch cake pan upside down and used that instead of a flower nail. It was harder to turn because I didn't have the "handle" but it worked ok. For the base, it was a star tip...one of the bigger ones that fit in the large coupler. I can't remember which one though icon_redface.gif
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post #9 of 20
There is a larger flower nail. As for the "base" most bakery decorators don't have time to switch back and forth between two tips. When I worked at a bakery, we used the rose tip itself to form the base. Just hold it perpedicular to the top of the flower nail and squeeze and slowly move the tip away from the nail. It will form a nice fat base.
post #10 of 20
The big roses sound great, but I am having enough trouble just making a normal size one. I don't know if it is my technique or the consistency, but they are awful. I think a lot of the problem is my base and I was wondering if anyone has used a mini marshamallow for a regular size rose? I should probably keep practicing but I get so frustrated!
post #11 of 20
Erika1276 - I like to use Hershey Kisses as "pre-made" bases. They work great and then I don't have to make up a whole bag for bases. Just use a little icing to "glue" it to your nail.

I'll have to try some of the ideas for the large roses. Love the marshmallow idea!
post #12 of 20
I was just flipping through the Wilton Cupcake Fun book and they have a cupcake with a single large rose. They used 2A for the base and 126 for the rose.

I can't wait to try the marshmallow idea! I was brainstorming for an idea for the flower nail.....you know those spindle thingies at cash registers where the cashier jabs the receipt? I think that might work. Unfortunately, I don't have one just laying around the house!! icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 20
Wow! All these great ideas, I am going to have to try them out. I thought I had seen a bigger flower nail but can't remember if I really did and what store it was. At the time I was on the hunt for something else. detective.gif
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post #14 of 20
Thanks for the marshmallow tip! I love them and wasn't aware that they were used as a base for roses.
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Originally Posted by camcat

I was just flipping through the Wilton Cupcake Fun book and they have a cupcake with a single large rose. They used 2A for the base and 126 for the rose.

I can't wait to try the marshmallow idea! I was brainstorming for an idea for the flower nail.....you know those spindle thingies at cash registers where the cashier jabs the receipt? I think that might work. Unfortunately, I don't have one just laying around the house!! icon_smile.gif



I think those spindle thingies which we called a ticket nail when I owned a cafe are a thing of the past. Too dangerous according to OSHA or someone! That's what I've been told. I have the old one that came out of my cafe years ago and display it as an antique. icon_lol.gif

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