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post #1 of 9
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I'm getting very frustrated with buttercream flowers. I do almost all of my work with fondant or gumpaste. Sometimes I have to do a "traditional" all buttercream standard birthday cake with flowers. I've been going crazy watching videos to do the buttercream roses and I just can't do it. I really think I'm making it hard. I should probably take a class for basics, but I have to figure something out in the meantime. Any suggestions for a basic b-day cake? What other flowers are pretty easy to do in buttercream? Thanks for any advice.... icon_cry.gif
post #2 of 9
Try doing "rosettes" with the 1M tip. I find them super easy. I struggle with buttercream as well!
post #3 of 9
I have just started decorating and I'm by no means an expert in an medium. What I can tell you, it is all in the way you hold the bag. If you go to the Wilton's website in the decorating section, it explains as to what angle you have to hold the bag in order to achieve a certain look. I have found the website very helpful. One that is really easy it the pompom flower and Asters. I like them on cupcakes.
post #4 of 9
I have just started decorating and I'm by no means an expert in an medium. What I can tell you, it is all in the way you hold the bag. If you go to the Wilton's website in the decorating section, it explains as to what angle you have to hold the bag in order to achieve a certain look. I have found the website very helpful. One that is really easy it the pompom flower and Asters. I like them on cupcakes.



Wow, for someone who has just started your work is very nice. I love the potted plant. Nice job.

Wendy
post #5 of 9
I had the same problem so I now just do fondant and gum paste flowers. I can do ribbon and duff roses super quick and the realistic gum paste roses take longer but are stunning. I just hate fighting the buttercream.
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post #6 of 9
I think you can try petals with flat lying petals, those are easier than roses. You can try Wilton. Com for flowers like the primrose or daffodil, or you can also check on you tube for serious cakes. She has lots of awesome videos and flower ideas some realistic and other fantasy.
post #7 of 9
I have to say, I'm so relieved to find out I'm not the only one who has trouble with those stupid butter cream roses! I did take classes, and my poor instructor showed me again and again and I can't do it! I've watched people on You Tube make them in seconds, and it frustrates me to no end! I, too, am looking for alternatives to roses for butter cream cakes.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by tullicious

I've been going crazy watching videos to do the buttercream roses and I just can't do it.



Have you seen my video?
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HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/Unlimited1cakes/
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HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/Unlimited1cakes/
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post #9 of 9
I always made my buttercream roses on a stick, not sure how you are doing it, but doing it on a stick is really easy and fast. I also discovered the wilton buttercream in the can worked really well for doing this, didn't have the ragged petals.
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