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post #16 of 47

Here is one video that may or may not help you. Hang in there because with practice you will be making roses in no time!!! Keep your faith!!!

http://seriouscakes.com/wordpress/?page_id=468

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Here is one video that may or may not help you. Hang in there because with practice you will be making roses in no time!!! Keep your faith!!!

http://seriouscakes.com/wordpress/?page_id=468

 

that video is great! love the turntable method.

post #18 of 47

I haven't made buttercream roses in a lonnnnnng time.  Not sure what trouble you are having but I remember what happened when I first tried making them.  Perhaps, you are having the same issue.  I wanted to move the icing bag around the flower nail and it would come out terrible all the time.  You have to turn the nail as you squeeze the bag and move the tip up & down to form the petal. The angle of the tip is also important.  This is how I learned :http://www.wilton.com/technique/Roses.

post #19 of 47

Can you post a picture of your roses?  That might help. I work in a grocery store bakery and all I do every weekend is pump out buttercream roses :)  I might be able to help but it's hard when you can't see what the issue is.
 

post #20 of 47

I have been trying to make the wilton rose for five years now.  I just end up with a wilted rose go on to another flower.

post #21 of 47

sfandm, post a pic of your roses.  I used to teach cake decorating.  I have taught with both buttercream and imitation whip cream bases.  I still can make big beautiful roses from both of these.  If you want to pm me or email me direct. either is ok.  Love to help.

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post #22 of 47

Hi, i can make b/c roses very pretty. not bragging. I teach it also at michaels and tech school where i live. I also make them with g/p, fondant and modeling chocolate. I love making them with the modeling chocolate. At  least you can eat them. On the wilton site, there is a video on the petal rose, Study that over and over, but , as you come down to the 5 petal stage, have your small end of tip pointed toward 1 oclock if you are right handed and flick your wrist a little and then last 7 petals , be sure small end of tip is at 2 oclock and flick your wrist also. This makes the petals stand out and not all be up there , ending up looking like a cabbage. hth

post #23 of 47

I forgot to say, to be sure your b/c is at between medium and stiff consistency. Not really too stiff. Makes for ragged roses, and hard to pipe pretty petals.

post #24 of 47

I LOVE making buttercream roses! I would love to see yours. Can you get someone to video tape you? If we could see yours, then maybe we could help. I figured out I do mine backward from the way Wilton teaches.

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post #25 of 47

You really need to make that base nice and big and fat to support all those petals...  

 

Or the problem could be your frosting. If it holds shells, that's great... but not stiff enough. Add in some more powdered sugar to make it stiffer (if you take your spatula and dip it in, then take it out and turn it so it's vertical with handle side down, your buttercream should be standing and forming peaks). But, of course, don't make it too stiff, or you'll end up hurting your hand (and possibly bursting your piping bag)...

 

Good luck!

post #26 of 47
I was having the same problem and it drove me crazy. I just sat one day with a vat of buttercream and went at it until I figured it out. I must have done a few hundred.

Of course my husband, who can always do everything better than me without trying, came home halfway through and wanted to see if he could do it got it on his first go which made me even more mad!
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post #27 of 47

I have to use a stick to make my roses, never got the hang of doing them on a nail. I use a stiff frosting. I do it like Unlimited does in her video then take them off the stick with scissors an apply to cake. I also find it helps me to clean my tip between rows of petals.

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post #28 of 47
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I was having the same problem and it drove me crazy. I just sat one day with a vat of buttercream and went at it until I figured it out. I must have done a few hundred.

Of course my husband, who can always do everything better than me without trying, came home halfway through and wanted to see if he could do it got it on his first go which made me even more mad!

Dang I have one of these husbands!

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post #29 of 47
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I have to use a stick to make my roses, never got the hang of doing them on a nail. I use a stiff frosting. I do it like Unlimited does in her video then take them off the stick with scissors an apply to cake. I also find it helps me to clean my tip between rows of petals.

I have a friend that can put my best rose to shame with the stick method!  The only thing I can make on the sticks are buttercream Pinecones. =-)

post #30 of 47
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