How To: Air dry flowers made from buttercream frosting to use as cake decorations

Air dry flowers made from buttercream frosting to use as cake decorations

If you need to make lots of frosting flowers (such as for decorating a wedding cake), you can make many of the flowers ahead of time and then let them air dry before putting them on your cake. This video shows you how to make hydrangeas, gardenias, roses and Gerber daisies out of buttercream frosting.

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Here's an idea...if you're using buttercream icing for these flowers, let them top dry to add the pearl dust, then put them in the fridge. The cold will solidify even the larger flowers like the hydrangea and gerbera and they'll peal easily off the paper, waxed or parchment :) I've done buttercream transfer cakes for years and have even sped up the solidifying process by putting it in the freezer, but don't get cocky, keep checking the freezer or your colours might freeze and run!

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