“Hey those don’t look like roses!”
Go on, get it out of your system!
I know my buttercream roses don’t look like the traditional “Bakery Rose”
I always liked to combine all the different styles that each pastry chef would bring to the rose making table, and create a big beautiful bouquet of assorted flowers on each specialty cake!
I always use my Swiss Buttercream recipe for rose making and have never had a problem.
But many folks have had some trouble with getting their buttercream really stable and pipe-able.
Be sure to read the entire blog post for the Swiss buttercream recipe, but also feel free to use the Wilton Decorators Icing in place of mine.
Once you get really good you can graduate to the Swiss Buttercream or my new American Buttercream recipe!
OR for those just wanting to get some practice, use straight up shortening!
You can use it over and again and get as much practice as you need, no waste!
However whenever I needed to make a large quantity of roses I would make the batch of buttercream specifically with all shortening for more stability and it is more affordable too!
As I explain in the video I freeze them on sheet pans and pop them onto cakes at the point of decorating them!
They will thaw out in minutes so no worry about frozen roses on your cakes!
I always found it to be more efficient and so much faster to spend a slow Tuesday afternoon making buttercream roses and freezing them for the weekend cake orders, rather than add another couple hours onto that already too long Saturday or Sunday!
Follow along in the video tutorial and I bet that your roses will come out even better than mine!
So please forgive my inferior looking roses!
It is quite difficult (I have learned) to make roses slowly!
Have fun with it! Don’t get too frustrated! Practice makes perfect!
For those interested in the highest quality pastry bags and the tools I used, you will find everything in the Gretchen’s Bakery Essentials Cake Decorating Kit
Be sure to check out my latest creation using all of these techniques to make a Basketweave Cake with a Bouquet of Flowers for BEGINNERS!