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post #1 of 29
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I'm somewhat new to this, but I can't get my buttercream roses to work. I make a base using tip 12, and switch to tip 104, but when I start the first petal, the base flops over. Is there something I'm missing? Thanks icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 29
Its probably not stiff enough, just add some (sifted?) Powdered sugar, a little at a time to your bowl and keep practicing. If your sugar is lumpy, it will clog the small side of your tip.

FYI, I just use the 104, not the 12, to make the base. You learn that in the grocery store;-) you just hold your tip right to your nail, and squeeze like the Dickens, pulling up and letting pressure go. You can make a perfectly good cone without switching tips, that way.
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post #3 of 29
Watch a bunch of YouTube videos until you see how to do it that way. I make gorgeous roses, about 30 in ten minutes, my husband says I'm a rose making fool, lol, I wish I could post a video for you. But I definitely know what I am talking about icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 29

If you learn to make roses on a stick, you'd eliminate the blob base which saves time.

 

You can watch my video (and read the text at the bottom) to learn how to make 96 roses in 10 minutes (link in signature below).

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I make gorgeous roses, about 30 in ten minutes, my husband says I'm a rose making fool, lol, I wish I could post a video for you. But I definitely know what I am talking about icon_smile.gif

Please share your video.

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/
Reply
post #5 of 29

WOW, I think it would take me 10 minutes to make one, let alone 96!!!!
 

post #6 of 29

I also make the cones with the same tip as the petals.

 

I make a twirl with the base siting on the nail and the tip vertical, 3x around a circle.  Then another twirl on top, about 2x around.  Then start with 3 petals.

 

It takes a minute once you understand how to point the tip.  Seriously.  When you go SSLLOOWWLLYY you give the flower more chance to fall over in the first two stages.

 

And your first few "ugly" roses can always be scraped back into the bag and re-piped.  But if you want to avoid uglies, then start with a small single cone to make rosebuds.


Edited by BakingIrene - 1/18/13 at 9:48am
post #7 of 29

I learned to make mine on a stick.   I went to walmart and bought a small container of cheap (yucky) icing, got a stick and sat in front of a you tube video.   I am left handed to it took me twice as long to figure it all out. 

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by ddaigle View Post

I learned to make mine on a stick.   I went to walmart and bought a small container of cheap (yucky) icing, got a stick and sat in front of a you tube video.   I am left handed to it took me twice as long to figure it all out. 

You might want to stock up on the left handed flower petal tubes, Wilton has been pruning their list of tips.

post #9 of 29

Unlimited, How did you get your roses off the stick?  I learned to use a scissors to pull it off and place it but that requires more hand movements than what you do. 

post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by denetteb View Post

Unlimited, How did you get your roses off the stick?  I learned to use a scissors to pull it off and place it but that requires more hand movements than what you do. 

Ahhhh, the secret lies in the text.  (That's why I wrote "and read the text at the bottom".)  The answer is typed at the bottom of the video which includes a link to another visual.

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/
Reply
post #11 of 29

Irene...I've never heard of a left handed flower petal tube...what is that?  

 

Denetteb...when I remove my rose off the stick.....I turn the stick as I am pulling the rose up off the stick.   If that makes sense. 

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

Good Cake Ain't Cheap! Cheap Cake Ain't Good!
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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

Good Cake Ain't Cheap! Cheap Cake Ain't Good!
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post #12 of 29

Learn to make them right on to the cake!!! And yes, you need stiffer icing. Look at this stacking and fixing video in the second last half of video and it shows you how to make roses right on top of cake. Also if you are new check out all of her videos and you will learn so much more. Visual learning is always best for me!!! You can practice on top of cupcakes!! Just keep practicing and you will learn!!/Good luck

http://seriouscakes.com/wordpress/?page_id=498

post #13 of 29

You have not the right consistency of your buttercream. When I make buttercream flowers I use the Cake Boss recipe Decorator's Buttercream and it is fantastic !

post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. I have all weekend with an empty house (yay!) and will be practicing all weekend icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by ddaigle View Post

Irene...I've never heard of a left handed flower petal tube...what is that?  

 

Look at tubes 59 and 97.  Because they curl, they had to be designed right handed and (later) left handed. 

 

There are tubes 97L and 116L so you can make the same fuller blown roses.  Tubes 59L, 160(=60L), 161 (=61L) for other flowers with curved petals. Tubes 106L and 107L for drop flowers.

 

You might have to get some of these from www.goldaskitchen.com (search box "left tube") because they are both Wilton and Ateco numbers--but Wilton has reduced their offering.

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