Ok let’s get it over with now, “Those don’t look like roses!”
Well maybe so, but they are MY roses! So there!
I call them WILD roses! they are WILD like me! LOL
Like each persons signature and handwriting is different, so are their piped flowers.
That was one of the things I liked when I owned my bakery; that each cake was decorated with an assortment of different style flowers and roses because of all the different people that had a hand in making them.
You see, on our slower days of the week, we would set off to make sheet pan after sheet pan of assorted colored flowers and roses and then stored them in the freezer.
I had an entire freezer dedicated to frozen buttercream flowers! I called it “mi jardín congelado” (frozen garden)
This way when the weekend came and it was time to decorate hundreds of cakes on order, the flowers were already formed and ready to go.
Just pop them onto the cakes and they thaw out in just minutes!
Check out the full tutorial for How to Make Buttercream Roses below and then I have another video showing you how to make over 7 different colors of flowers with just 1 bowl and 1 pastry bag!
Talk about efficient!??
So whether you like my roses or you just came here to hate on them, one thing is for certain you won’t lose with the new American Buttercream Recipe I use!
Swiss Buttercream is equally great for forming flowers!
Oh yeah- and here I am using all the tools in the Gretchen’s Bakery Essentials Cake Decorating Kit
For the following video I made assorted colors using just 1 bowl and 1 pastry bag.
for the Red Based colors as shown in the video you will start with white buttercream and then go to yellow, then orange, then pink, the red.
Mixing the next color with the remaining color in the bowl and do not clean your bowl or pastry bag in between colors.
The mixing of those colors IN THAT ORDER will give you some really pretty tones and shades of colors.
I got about 7 colors just from those 4 I started with, but I could have gotten way more if I kept adding darker and darker shades.
For the blue based shades I start with white, then a dab of sky blue, then royal blue, then violet to make periwinkle and then gradually it gets darker to a deep purple.
Check out this color chart courtesy of thedecoratedcookie.com
I also use Gel Paste Colors for all of my buttercream applications and Americolor is a really great brand