A Sad Attempt at Frosting Roses

I can’t even tell you how long I’ve been wanting to seriously up my frosting skills.  I have this huge set of frosting tips but I always use the same ones to pretty much swirl frosting on top of my cupcakes.  I’ve been dying to take a Wilton cake decorating class but it’s really hard for me to get there after work because I have to go home to get my car first.

I figured YouTube could be the next best thing to taking a decorating class.  I mean, I discovered how to swirl the frosting to sort of make it look like a flower, so they must have a bunch of how-to videos to make frosting flowers.  They do!  And they’re really good, in fact they’re so good the people on them make it look too easy.

I almost don’t even want to show these pictures but it’s all about practice, so I’m putting them out there even though they’re so far from perfect, I can’t even deal with it.  I can’t figure out how to keep the edges of the frosting from cracking , maybe my frosting is too thick?  It was just a test batch that I used for practice, so I’m thinking of thinning it out next time to see if it’ll help.

I have no idea how people can do it so well but they do it at the grocery store, so it can be all that hard, can it?  I mean I don’t know but I assume Stop & Shop doesn’t hired trained pastry chefs or anything.  It’s definitely a tough adventure but I’m going to keep going until I can make beautiful roses.



3 thoughts on “A Sad Attempt at Frosting Roses

  1. I’ve taken all of the Wilton classes (some twice!) and I still have difficulty with icing roses, whether it’s buttercream or royal icing. I know the icing consistency plays a big part, but for the most part, I really just think I need to practice, practice, practice. Maybe I wouldn’t dislike them so much if they looked better when I made them!

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