This week’s obsession: Buttercream Roses
I can’t believe it’s not butter!
Does anyone else remember this hilarious ad campaign from the 90’s? The one where they tried to make us believe that a bright yellow, saturated and trans-fat laden, solidified oil concoction was extremely hoity toity and was something a ripped, hair flowing Fabio consumed from a spray bottle while eating his dinner rolls along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea?
Oh wait, that's not Fabio.
Surely with that example alone you can understand why generally it’s best to use real ingredients in your baking. That’s why I always use real butter in my cakes, cookies, bars, and buttercreams. It not only tastes better, but it's not scary! However, the things I do with my buttercreams aren’t real.
For example, check out this bouquet of roses that I got. They are so beautiful and the flowers are all different sizes and the blooms are in different stages of opening up. How lovely!
Oh and I almost forgot, I didn't actually get these roses so much as I made them. Yep, that's right, these roses are made entirely of buttercream!
That’s right, I piped every single one of those roses by hand! And it didn’t even take that long to do. Not after I received proper training, of course.
You can receive that type of training, too! Which is why I'm posting a shameless plug for my business services. I can’t wait to get back into teaching piping techniques for cupcake and cake decorations once all of the COVID variants have settled down. One technique that I love to teach and use is this rose technique. Creating these roses consists of two different hand movements with your piping bag: one is only done once per rose to create the center of the rose, and the other repeated over and over to create each individual rose petal. With the constant repetition for each petal, the rose is the easiest technique to prefect, in my opinion.
Watch the technique in this short video:
Wouldn’t that be fun to learn? Since the pandemic hit I’ve been offering my cupcake decorating course via Zoom for up to 4 guests at a time. If you’re interested in booking a virtual party, don’t hesitate to contact me here!
Happy eating, y’all.
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