How to Make Buttercream Roses

Top your cupcakes and cakes with these beautiful roses.

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How to Make Buttercream Roses Recipe
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Watch the video above to learn how to make regular buttercream roses.

Watch the video above to learn how to make regular buttercream roses.

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Precut 1-inch squares of parchment or wax paper and set aside.

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3

Put the petal tip in the piping bag with the narrow end facing the seam of the piping bag.

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Wilton Food Coloring Gel

Wilton Food Coloring Gel

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Paint a stripe of gel food coloring up the seam of the piping bag starting at the narrow end of the petal tip.

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Draw a line with the food coloring.

Draw a line with the food coloring.

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Fill the piping bag and twist the end so there are no air pockets.

Fill the piping bag and twist the end so there are no air pockets.

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Pipe a small dot of buttercream on the flower nail. Use this to secure a square of wax paper on top of the nail.

Pipe a small dot of buttercream on the flower nail. Use this to secure a square of wax paper on top of the nail.

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Squeeze the bag, with the narrow part of the tip facing up, make a small Hershey kiss, decreasing pressure until you have a rose base about 1.5x as high as the tip's opening.

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Make the rose base turning the flower nail in a circular motion.

Make the rose base turning the flower nail in a circular motion.

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With the wide end of the tip slightly touching the base and the narrow end angled up draw a small rainbow around 1/3 of the base.

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Make three petals around the base, angled upwards. Continue turning the nail and adding rows of petals.

Make three petals around the base, angled upwards. Continue turning the nail and adding rows of petals.

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Until you have something that looks like this.

Until you have something that looks like this.

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Let flowers dry in a cool place (where the cat won't find them). For a couple hours, or overnight.

Let flowers dry in a cool place (where the cat won't find them). For a couple hours, or overnight.

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