ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Burnt Orange Silk Meringue Buttercream (page 125) is a wonderful buttercream. the taste is great, yet it is light and spongy. this buttercream pipes like a dream, a smooth dream.
many students ask how do i manage to pipe roses with my tropical weather? if i can, you can. in fact, i made an entire rose world cake!
when your kitchen is warm and you want to pipe roses, it is important to keep this buttercream between 65 and 70 oF. what i find most effective is to have 2 well frozen gel packs, one to rest your piping bag periodically, and the second placed underneath a 2″ deep cake pan where the finished roses are held. the 2″ walls of the cake pan effectively keep the surrounding cool!