Piped Buttercream Roses

Piped Buttercream Roses 1

Tutorial

These piped roses are quick to create. They are also quite large which means you can cover an entire cake with them and create a stylish modern design very very fast. The buttercream should be soft and creamy so it is easy to pipe with.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1

The secret to making these roses is using the right piping nozzle (tip). You will need a large open star piping nozzle. The one I used here is the Wilton 1M.

Place the nozzle into a large piping bag and add your chosen colour of buttercream and close the bag.

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Step 2

Starting at the centre of the rose, pipe in ever increasing circles until you have reached the size you want. You should be able to do an entire rose in one go.

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Step 3

Gently poke the tip of the piping nozzle into the buttercream and pull the nozzle away to break the flow of icing.

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Step 4

Gently poke the tip of the piping nozzle into the buttercream and pull the nozzle away to break the flow of icing.

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Step 5

If you are piping onto a large cake start by piping roses around the base of a buttercreamed cake.

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Step 6

Pipe a second layer of roses above the first

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Step 7

Continue until the cake is covered. If you find you have a few small unsightly gaps between some of the roses just pipe a star into the gap. Poke the icing nozzle into the space, squeeze a little icing out of the bag, release the pressure and pull the bag away.

Step 7

Muffin Wrappers To create easy foliage around your rose cupcakes, stand each cupcake in a couple of green coloured tulip muffin wrappers. “Glue” the cake in place with a dab of buttercream if necessary.

Tutorial
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Piped Rose 2

Tutorial

This is another way to create piped roses quickly and easily. The technique will work using either buttercream or royal icing.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1

You will need a petal nozzle – a piping nozzle with a long tapering tear shaped end and a piping nail.  This is a large plastic or metal “nail” that you can rotate between your fingers as you pipe. Place the nozzle into a piping bag and add your chosen colour of buttercream. Fold over the end of the bag to close it.

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Step 2

Hold the piping bag virtually horizontal with the thin end of the piping nozzle pointing upwards. Hold the piping nail in your other hand. Place the thick end of the piping nozzle in the centre of the nail. Squeeze the bag and twist the nail at the same time to pipe a cone shape

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Step 3

To form a petal, squeeze the piping bag to force a short length of buttercream out of the nozzle, twisting the piping nail at the same time. The petal should reach half way round the cone. Release pressure on the bag and pull away. Repeat on the opposite side of the cone.

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Step 4

Continue piping petals around the rose, twisting the nail each time you pipe. Build up the rose to the required size.

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Step 5

Lift your rose off the nail using a CLEAN pair of scissors. Open the scissors, slide them under the rose and lift the rose off the nail. Place the rose directly onto the cake

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