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make buttercream mums?

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Can someone please explain to me how to make buttercream mums?
Thanks,
Tammie
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Here's Wilton's way:

http://www.wilton.com/technique/Chrysanthemum-Mum
post #3 of 7
Tammie,

You can use the same Wilton royal icing method for mums to make mums with regular buttercreme. It would help if the buttercreme was stiff, however. You can use a rose nail and squeeze up a short and round foundation and then do your mum, then use a spatula to slide it off and put it on the cake. Or, you can pipe your mum right on the cake and just keep turning the cake on the turntable as you pipe the petals.

Tip 81 makes the curved petals for the mum.

Julie
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Can someone please explain to me how to make buttercream mums?
Thanks,
Tammie



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post #5 of 7
When I make my mums, I use half of a regular size marshmallow as the base and then use tip 81 to make the petals. I put a square piece of foil on my flower nail, then secure my foil and marshmallow on my flower nail by putting a dab of icing on the nail and foil so everything stays in place. I then rotate my flower nail as I make the petals just like Wilton says to do. It turns out beautiful. I then slide the foil off of my flower nail and let it sit on my bench to crust before I put it on the cake.
post #6 of 7
i use the flower nail or pipe right on the cake. i like the half marshmellow way too. i wiil have to try that also. love to make mums. i,ve seen the #16-18 star tip used also for the petals
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Originally Posted by Tammies_Cakes

Can someone please explain to me how to make buttercream mums?
Thanks,
Tammie



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The only way I know how to make a mum is to first make a mound on the flower nail. The easiest way is to use a fully rounded coupler. Then using tip 81 (I think 79 and 80 might do it also), start at the bottom of the mound, squeeze and pull up at a 45 degree angle. Go all around the bottom doing this. Then come up higher on the mound and repeat - around around. Repeat until you get to the top.

Here are the instructions from Wilton:
http://www.wilton.com/technique/Chrysanthemum-Mum

Hope this helps.
Julie
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