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Chrysanthemum (Mum)


The Chrysanthemum is a fall classic that?s easier to pipe than you would think. The secret to success--the curved opening of specialty tip #81 used with a simple leaf-making motion.
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Step 1

Tint medium consistency icing petal color. Fit decorating bag with coupler and round decorating tip 5; fill 1/2 full or less with tinted icing.

Step 2

Using a dot of icing, attach icing flower square to flower nail.

Step 3
Step 3

Hold the decorating bag with tip 5 at a 90° angle to the flower nail with the tip 1/4 in. above the surface. Squeeze the decorating bag applying a steady, even pressure, holding the tip point slightly in the icing to pipe a dot 5/8 in. in diameter to form the base. Stop squeezing, pull tip up and to the side, circling the dot to eliminate any point.

Step 4
Step 4

Place specialty tip 81 on decorating bag. Hold the decorating bag at a 45° angle to outer base edge of mound, with half moon opening of tip inserted slightly in the icing dot, pointing rounded end down (looking like a smile). Squeeze firmly and pull out 3/8- 1/2 in. Lift up and away slightly as you release pressure for each petal. Repeat turning the flower nail as needed to form the first row of petals.

Step 5
Step 5

Continue piping rows of petals up from the base, each slightly shorter than the row before it until flower is full and rounded. Petals should be placed between the petals of the previous row. Gradually move the decorating bag so that each row angles upward a little more than the row below it.

Step 6

Hints:

If using buttercream icing, use stiff consistency icing.

The size of the icing dot in step 3 will determine the size of the flower.

If desired, add Round Decorating Tip 1 pull-out dot stamens in the center top of the flower.

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Chrysanthemum (Mum) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This flower was easier than I thought! I had been avoiding this flower because it looked so intimidating to me. After I read your instructions I found it was a cinch to make. My only question is Why did I wait so long to try to make these. I am going to make one in each color.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these so pretty
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty, but I've always had a hard time getting them to look "perfect."
Date published: 2011-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This one really requires a lot of practice to get it right. I used buttercream icing that was a bit stiffer than medium to practice as the medium buttercream got really warm in my hand. Once I got it down, it was easy to make. You know what they say, practice makes perfect. It got rave reviews when I put them on cupcakes!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This flower is easy to make as long as you stay focus on your mold. Most people use icing to attach the wax paper to the flower template, but some times the wax paper moves from the center of the template and your work can be damaged. If you are going to be tranfering your flowers right away on to your cake, I founf this tip very helpfull. To make things easier, I laminated all my flower templates with a magneting sheet attached to the back of the templates. Once laminated, cut the templates about 1/8 over the edges to avoid separation between the temlates, the magnet sheet and the laminating plastic. The magnetic back on the flower templates will allow you to have a steady template if you are using a metalic pin, and the laminating part will allow you to reuse your templates many times. For cleaning, just wipe yout templates with paper towels or a wet towel, don't wash them to avoid damage. I hope this is helpfull.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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