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Keeping buttercream roses on the cake?

Hi,
can anyone help? I recently made a cake and piped buttercream roses all over, which looked beautiful. However, in the warmth of the room they started slipping down. When they were cold they stayed put. I have since had an order for one of these cakes and wondered how else people manage to keep these roses on the cake without them slipping off!

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SnMdesserts ...

make your flowers a day or two ahead of time with a stiff buttercream recipe and let them harden or "crust " then trasfer them to the I would keep the cake in the fridge for as long as possible

cakedecorating ...

I prefer royal icing because once it dries it does not change, ever. I’ve gone as far as making them on toothpicks so they stay exactly where I want them.

If I had to use buttercream I’d make sure that they were made a day or 2 before and placed them in the fridge. Once they are firm, transfer them to the cake that needs to stay cold for as long as possible.

Lyn,

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Brabbersbabe ...

Thanks for those ideas, unfortunately I cannot, for the life of me, make roses like that! I ice them directly onto the cake using the Jem 2D nozzle.