Skip to main content

Buttercream Roses

I'M hooked. Like majorly hooked on whipping out buttercream and icing it. So I'm always baking these days. The joy of being able to play with colours and sugar to create pretty, yummy edibles that brighten up my day as much as they make many more happy is awesome. Right now, I'm just experimenting with various buttercream recipes, buttercream roses, perfecting the techniques and trying to establish some semblance of order in the kitchen while I work with butter and cream, sugar and spice. Working with this frosting during summer is quite a challenge as I really dislike having the air-conditioning on. I've no choice though if I want to have a nice, stable batch. 


The early roses. You can tell they're messy. 

Practice led to these


...And then, I ran out of icing. 


So I felt like flattening those roses and I did !

Here's a basic buttercream recipe that I love. It's wicked, the kind of #badfood you'd want to keep in your life as a treat. 

140g butter, softened
280g icing sugar, sieved
1 - 2 tbsp cream
1 tsp vanilla extract ( use a good one)
A pinch of salt
Food colouring, if you like.

* Makes around 22 roses. 

Cream butter. Add in icing sugar and beat till smooth and creamy. Throw in salt, vanilla and cream. Beat and ice. Go make someone happy !



Comments

  1. Looks great, but won't help your heart stay healthy. Is there a version with low saturated fat margarine?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. no, it won't, GB ! but i don't believe in those low saturated fat margarine. fake stuff.

      Delete
  2. Those are beautiful and they look so delicious.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really wish I could be eating some of this right now, looks incredible, I can tell why you're addicted, mmm!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i'd pass you some if you're here. that's what i've been doing with all these bakes :)

      Delete
  4. Gosh, i posted a comment... hope it went through!

    ReplyDelete
  5. wahhh when me and Dawn will get to taste those lovely delights...boxed some for us from Dubai!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i'm sure you guys are constantly getting boxes of this and more at your office!
      LOL. miss those.

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. qatar isn't too bad, Duncan. it's a matter of getting used to the culture and people here. my life is pretty sedentary right now as compared to how it was back home though :p
      hope all is well with you and family !

      Delete
  7. Jaya, as you know, I think those rose cup cakes are simply divine. I think you should send them to me :)

    You are a true artist.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh wow. thanks, Juliette. i'm just a hobbyist with many interests.
      :D

      Delete
  8. This is the perfect thing for me once I get established enough to afford air conditioning. I'm always baking something or another. I hope my roses can turn out as pretty as yours!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. and when you do, pass some over :p

      Delete
  9. Talented! you could submit these to a baking magazine or t.v show.
    It's a real art to get the icing to replicate the reality of the flowers i would imagine.
    When i was a child i used to love carrot cake, it's shaved carrots in it. They don't stick whole ones in!

    These cakes look more like sculptures- great work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh thanks Jon. it's very simple, really but it does take some practice. i used to love carrot cakes too when i was younger but it's no longer a favourite. my fav is a good strawberry cake :)

      Delete
  10. So fancy! I don't think I could bring myself to eat a properly made rose.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Jaya,

    The roses looks real.. so if definately your newly acquired skill that shines thru. just like whatever you do.

    love, april.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Healing With Essential Oils

OILS and I go a long way. My mom used a lot of oil on me, growing up. As a teenager, baby oil was my go-to daily face moisturiser. I didn't know then what I know now about synthetic oils but it worked for me. In my early 20s, I fell in love with pure essential oils. I was introduced to the world of Culpeper during work. Then, I was gifted a 50ml bottle of jojoba base oil with two precious bottles of 10ml rose and geranium essentials oils courtesy of Culpeper. I was set for life and I've never looked back ever since. 

Over the years, I have depended on and dwelled solely in beauty oils. Recently, I've started learning about healing through essential oils. It's been a huge eye-opener for me. Essential oils are just not skin deep, they're simply so much more than that. The potent substances extracted through steam distillation from various shrubs, flowers, roots, skin and seeds could have incredible healing powers when used with sensitivity, respect and knowledge. It i…

My Karma Kamet

CONSIDERING my big love for essential oils, I know meeting Karma Kamet (KK) was destiny. My first encounter with this Thai label of aromatherapy product is like a brief introduction to a friend's friend who'd later turn out to be someone you wake up next to quite regularly. I walked into a KK kiosk at a mall in Petaling Jaya about two years ago. Well, the products then were impressive - high grade essential oils, but the collection seemed pretty scarce with stupid price tags on them. So I didn't bother following up until a few days ago when I bumped into KK at its homeland, in its full range and glory! 
The KK oils are super awesome with a capital W. Like Wow. So spending time at the KK store in the Central World mall in Bangkok was a bliss. Not only are the products much cheaper there, the place is a total retreat too. On one side is the store where there are all kinds of products ranging from scented candles, perfume oil mist, pure essential oils, soaps, oil sprays, herba…

A Painful Lesson

BEING back in the pool has been great ! Found my rhythm again and I'm swimming like a dolphin although my friend Aida says I swim like a shark. I told her I won't bite as long as she doesn't throw herself like a whale onto my swimming lane. You know how annoying it is when inconsiderate, non-swimming creatures suddenly decide to 'float' in your swimming way knowing that you've been doing laps for the last 30 minutes ? If they are not blind, then they have to be socially spastic. Socially spastic like the man who doesn't swim at the Kelana Jaya pool. This man, with belly like a pot, wonders in the middle section of the 50m pool, and does nothing but floats or water-threads just when a swimmer is reaching that section of the pool. Two weeks ago, I was a victim of this water-buffalo. When I was just a meter away from him, he appeared on my lane, looking at me with that too-bad-its-my-pool-too look that I had to stop and swim around him. No apologies at all. Ho…