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Pipe Dream #51: To Pipe Buttercream Roses

It has finally happened. I feel like I could just shut this blog down now because I have accomplished my main life/baking goal.

Ok, more overstatement, but seriously. Buttercream roses? I have been decrying my ability to produce these since the beginning of time.

Two of the main reasons I didn’t want to try this technique: 1) I’m lazy. 2) I like to be good at things.

I don’t like things that I have to practice a lot, which means I’m basically super undisciplined and prideful. I don’t want to get shown up at anything, but at the same time, I don’t want to work hard to make myself better at anything.

Isn’t that a horrible combination of traits? I know. It’s a problem. But there is hope! Because God is teaching me to be more disciplined and humble. It’s practically penance to post these shoddy roses on this blog, see?

I tried these on one of those flower-making nails you can pick up at any craft store and used a pair of those little blunted scissors to transfer the roses to the cake. Because the frosting was getting too soft and I was in a hurry, the roses were kind of flippy and misshapen. If I was really cool/motivated to be really excellent, I would have chilled the frosting for a minute, done the roses on little squares of parchment and waited for them to dry a bit before placing them.

Here are a few videos explaining how to make buttercream roses, should you want to show me up. You could easily do so and be better than me, which would be good for my pride issues.

This girl is the fastest I ever saw. She uses a sharpened dowel rod instead of a flower nail.

This is a little slower. Plus, I like SeriousCakes. I feel like we are friends because I watch her videos so often, and she shares her recipes.

Best wishes from the pen of a recovering instant gratification addict,


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