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Why aren't my buttercream/royal icing roses centered? They keep leaning to one side after I get the 1st, 3-pedal layer on.

Dee - from East Orange, NJ

If your roses are leaning, it means the icing you are using is not stiff enough.  Stiff icing allows the flower center and all petals to stand up straight.

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