Saturday, June 1, 2013

Easy Soap Roses



So, I had some leftover 'frosting' from some soap cupcakes I was making and decided to practice my piping skills. This is a technique I've used before to cover cakes, and it's such an easy method but the end result looks very nice. Here is a quick Vine video to show you how I made them:



I originally learned this technique from I Am Baker, and she has an easy-to-follow tutorial on her website if you are interested in trying them yourself.

It's a super quick technique but effective, and as soon as these are firm enough I will find a way to use them on top of some soap :)

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28 comments:

  1. Very nice Cee! I am still getting the hang of piping. I tried the Vine App today but I could not figure out how to upload a video to my blog :(. I finally gave up on it.

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    1. Thanks Roxana, I think your piping is fabulous...your cake turned out stunning! The only way I've been able to get the video on my blog is to first Tweet it, then I can get the link for the video. It's not ideal, but I haven't found a way around it yet. I'd be happy to help in any way if I can!

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  2. Oh how lovely Cee! You make it look so easy! I am so terrible at piping. :(

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    1. Aw, thanks Laura. I've seen your piping before, you do a lovely job...your wreaths were some of my favorites!

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  3. So beautiful,Cee! Looks so easy, but I'm kind of mesy person, no matter how skillful I could ever be, something unplanned always emerges,lol! I should try it, though! And lady, you have professional equipment there,I see!
    Thanks for recording and sharing!

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    1. Lol, surely by professional you can't mean the Ziploc (freezer) bags I use for my soap frosting?! It does take a lot of practice, but I promise these are actually fairly easy...just a matter of learning to squeeze and release at the right times! (PS - I actually keep 2 sets of my favorite frosting tips on hand; one set for cakes and one set for soap!)

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  4. Wow!!! Really, really beautyfull. It looks sooo easy...

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  5. Cute roses, Cee Gee! Thanks for sharing your technique. You make it look so easy!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, it really is quite simple...these look really nice on top of cupcakes too :)

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  6. Can you come and frost all my cakes for me? I always leave them plain because there's no way I'd ever be able to make beautiful flowers like that. Actually I can't even do the nice "swooshes" for frosting a cake, let alone something like a flower. But you do make it look oh so simple.

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    1. “Actually I can't even do the nice "swooshes" for frosting a cake” - that visual made me giggle Monica! This really is quite simple, quick and easy if you have the right tip and a bit of practice!

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  7. Very nice..you make it look sooo easy! Can't wait to see how you use the roses on your soaps. I'm sure they'll be beautiful!

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  8. It looks so easy when I look how you do it! I so hesitate to try piping but you really inspired me!

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    1. Thanks Gordana, it really is quite quick and simple and only takes a bit of practice :)

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  9. Lovely roses! I think it is so hard and messy to pipe. I should practice more or at least try with real frosting.

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    1. Thanks Marika :) Do you guys have Cool Whip (whipped topping) or something similar in Finland? It's also a good consistency for piping practice :)

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    2. Don´t know, but I could see if I could find something. I have not piped anything else than soap :D It is so hot in Finland that I have no inspiration right now. It has been over 20 C warmer than normal in northern Finland and even warmer here in the south.

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    3. Oh, that is too hot! :( I hope it cools down for you guys!

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  10. Super great use of the Vine Video, it really helps to show exactly how you created those super cute soap roses. =)

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  11. WOW perfect little roses and easy to make!
    I first thought, you had used a rose mold for these cute flowers!

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    1. Thanks so much Vivien, I'm glad you liked them! =)

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  12. Your roses turned out so nice! I use that technique to "frost" soap cupcakes, and to make little rose guest soaps. It always amazes me how real they can look!

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    1. Thank you Ruth! What a great idea to use the roses as little guest soaps too!

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  13. Thanks for the link, Cee! Your rose is gorgeous, I will have to try this technique, it seems so easy explained by you, Cee :)

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    1. Thanks Natalia, it really is quite a simple technique!

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