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I need to do this but I dint want to waste butter and sugar. Are there any cheap alternatives? I just made a cute chicolate cake too I'll send a pic soon

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only thing i can think of is RI, or go to discount store and buy canned frosting but you might need to add sugar. have you made them before, for me they took a lot of practice and some still don;'t come out, hands to hot, you can use a hershey kiss, in the middle, open your tip a little, and advised to add some corn syrup to bc. this all helped me, and don't fill your bag very high until you get the right consistancy sp, wastes your time, it's worth it to me to make one batch and keep using it to practice. try the wilton recipe i don't use it for cakes, way to sweet, but good enough for flowers and not a lot of ingredients to practice with,
What's. Ri? How I use a Hershey kiss? What's hands too hot?

diane kilgore said:
only thing i can think of is RI, or go to discount store and buy canned frosting but you might need to add sugar. have you made them before, for me they took a lot of practice and some still don;'t come out, hands to hot, you can use a hershey kiss, in the middle, open your tip a little, and advised to add some corn syrup to bc. this all helped me, and don't fill your bag very high until you get the right consistancy sp, wastes your time, it's worth it to me to make one batch and keep using it to practice. try the wilton recipe i don't use it for cakes, way to sweet, but good enough for flowers and not a lot of ingredients to practice with,
When I want to practice my Buttercream flowers i just buy a can of the Wiltons buttercream frosting .
Make practice butter cream with shortening and powdered sugar.....1 cup shortening to 1lb powdered sugar...mix with the paddle attachment and thin with a very little bit of water if it is too thick....or add more sugar if you want it thicker....
RI is royal icing...hands too hot I think she ias referring to holding the piping bag and having the buttercream melt...you can use a hersheys kiss to pipe flowers on but really that is a waste of good chocolate IMHO....

ebony bardell said:
What's. Ri? How I use a Hershey kiss? What's hands too hot?

diane kilgore said:
only thing i can think of is RI, or go to discount store and buy canned frosting but you might need to add sugar. have you made them before, for me they took a lot of practice and some still don;'t come out, hands to hot, you can use a hershey kiss, in the middle, open your tip a little, and advised to add some corn syrup to bc. this all helped me, and don't fill your bag very high until you get the right consistancy sp, wastes your time, it's worth it to me to make one batch and keep using it to practice. try the wilton recipe i don't use it for cakes, way to sweet, but good enough for flowers and not a lot of ingredients to practice with,
How much sugar is a pound? How do I pipe on a hersheys kiss? Does anyone know where to find white cocoa powder? Can I used margarine and cornstarch???

Karen Marie said:
Make practice butter cream with shortening and powdered sugar.....1 cup shortening to 1lb powdered sugar...mix with the paddle attachment and thin with a very little bit of water if it is too thick....or add more sugar if you want it thicker....
I pound is approximately 4 cups give or take the humidity and your measuring technique...white cocoa powder doesnt exist...white chocolate is cocoa butter, milk and sugar without the cocoa powder or as they call it the "liquor" And no you cant use margarine and corn starch....store brand shortening is cheaper than butter....you can usually get it for about 5 dollars for 4 lbs.. butter is over 2 dollars a pound...powdered sugar is cheap....and Ebony you can use it over again and agfain.. just scrape and re pipe it...store in a plastic container in your cupboard it will keep forever....just rewhip before you use it. To pipe roses onto a kiss attach a kiss to a flower nail with a little buttercream then use it as the base for the flower...if you dont know how to make a rose then go to YouTube and search for how to make buttercream roses. By the way practice buttercream is not meant to be eaten...it is only to practice piping with.

ebony bardell said:
How much sugar is a pound? How do I pipe on a hersheys kiss? Does anyone know where to find white cocoa powder? Can I used margarine and cornstarch???

Karen Marie said:
Make practice butter cream with shortening and powdered sugar.....1 cup shortening to 1lb powdered sugar...mix with the paddle attachment and thin with a very little bit of water if it is too thick....or add more sugar if you want it thicker....
Hi Ebony you can see how to pipe on the Hersheys Kiss here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7gvetgdNnw&feature=related about 8 minutes in you will find the instrutions with the Hersheys Kiss.
I was trying to make a practice buttercream thats inedible so my daughter won't try to eat it behind my back. Ghiradelli has something called white cocoa powder. I'm going to try it and see. I've been stalking you tube. If u see my most recent pic you'll see the roses I did make, I just want them to get better thanks so much guys

Karen Marie said:
I pound is approximately 4 cups give or take the humidity and your measuring technique...white cocoa powder doesnt exist...white chocolate is cocoa butter, milk and sugar without the cocoa powder or as they call it the "liquor" And no you cant use margarine and corn starch....store brand shortening is cheaper than butter....you can usually get it for about 5 dollars for 4 lbs.. butter is over 2 dollars a pound...powdered sugar is cheap....and Ebony you can use it over again and agfain.. just scrape and re pipe it...store in a plastic container in your cupboard it will keep forever....just rewhip before you use it. To pipe roses onto a kiss attach a kiss to a flower nail with a little buttercream then use it as the base for the flower...if you dont know how to make a rose then go to YouTube and search for how to make buttercream roses. By the way practice buttercream is not meant to be eaten...it is only to practice piping with. ebony bardell said:
How much sugar is a pound? How do I pipe on a hersheys kiss? Does anyone know where to find white cocoa powder? Can I used margarine and cornstarch???

Karen Marie said:
Make practice butter cream with shortening and powdered sugar.....1 cup shortening to 1lb powdered sugar...mix with the paddle attachment and thin with a very little bit of water if it is too thick....or add more sugar if you want it thicker....
Ebony I was just on the Ghiradelli site and the white chocolate powder is a drink mix with white chocolate flavor.....

Your roses are good for your first time....keep watching the videos...it is a matter of how you hold the piping bag and the angle you hold the rose nail...remember to keep the narrow end of the tip up and move the bag in an arch like a rainbow...start with 3 petals then 5 then 7 if you want a full blown rose. At first hold the nail straight up then as you do a row tilt it away from you so you dont have to bend your wrist....hope that helps....
Very helpful. Last time my rose kept trying to slide off the nail. So if that repeats I won't be able to tilt the nail away from me. I just made butter cream it's in the fridge

Karen Marie said:
Ebony I was just on the Ghiradelli site and the white chocolate powder is a drink mix with white chocolate flavor..... Your roses are good for your first time....keep watching the videos...it is a matter of how you hold the piping bag and the angle you hold the rose nail...remember to keep the narrow end of the tip up and move the bag in an arch like a rainbow...start with 3 petals then 5 then 7 if you want a full blown rose. At first hold the nail straight up then as you do a row tilt it away from you so you dont have to bend your wrist....hope that helps....
i agree, maybe you refer to white chocolate, there is no white cocoa out there but i order my ingredients for baking from barry farms, very reliable and cheaper too.

Karen Marie said:
I pound is approximately 4 cups give or take the humidity and your measuring technique...white cocoa powder doesnt exist...white chocolate is cocoa butter, milk and sugar without the cocoa powder or as they call it the "liquor" And no you cant use margarine and corn starch....store brand shortening is cheaper than butter....you can usually get it for about 5 dollars for 4 lbs.. butter is over 2 dollars a pound...powdered sugar is cheap....and Ebony you can use it over again and agfain.. just scrape and re pipe it...store in a plastic container in your cupboard it will keep forever....just rewhip before you use it. To pipe roses onto a kiss attach a kiss to a flower nail with a little buttercream then use it as the base for the flower...if you dont know how to make a rose then go to YouTube and search for how to make buttercream roses. By the way practice buttercream is not meant to be eaten...it is only to practice piping with.

ebony bardell said:
How much sugar is a pound? How do I pipe on a hersheys kiss? Does anyone know where to find white cocoa powder? Can I used margarine and cornstarch???

Karen Marie said:
Make practice butter cream with shortening and powdered sugar.....1 cup shortening to 1lb powdered sugar...mix with the paddle attachment and thin with a very little bit of water if it is too thick....or add more sugar if you want it thicker....

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