Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Buttercream Roses

Still determined to bring pumpkin cupcakes with awe-inspiring roses to Thanksgiving, I couldn't stop piping roses last night until they started to resemble (however loosely) real roses. This time, I tried buttercream frosting instead of the sumptuous cream cheese frosting I tried last time and found that buttercream is for sure much better at holding its stiffness. For a long time the roses I piped looked like blobby, mushy flowers which Alan assured me looked good, but I refused to stop. Finally, after a good few hours, they started to look better. I know they're nowhere near as good as some other buttercream roses out there, but I hope these will knock a sock or two off at the Thanksgiving table this year.

10 comments:

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Your roses look quite impressive to me. Happy turkey day (and pumpkin cupcake eating).

Danielle said...

They look amazing. I've wanted to make some myself, but it just seems so intimidating.

OccasionalSugar said...

Those look great!

lyndsey | paper girl said...

those are pretty! you did a good job -- and i'm sure they taste great anyway :) happy thanksgiving!

Sobrina Tung said...

Thanks!

Danielle, I agree, they DO look intimidating. But if you do want to try them out, there are a bazillion helpful videos on youtube. :)

Breenuh said...

Well done, girl!

Ingrid Lee said...

They look gorgeous, did your use vegetable shortening in your buttercream or just butter?

Andrea said...

They look fantastic!! I don't think I could make anything out of cream cheese icing, so I'm glad you switched! Maybe after the holiday you can post a picture of the finished cupcakes (and other yummies!!)

Nathalie said...

Beautiful and delicious! Fantastic cupcakes :)

tammy said...

yum! great job on those buds.

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