Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rose Cake {A Fashion Forward Dessert}

This cake only looks fancy. It's actually one of the simplest cake I've ever frosted, and good riddance to those tired old roses you see sitting on top of grocery store cakes. Years ago I took a Wilton cake decorating class and learned to make the "Wilton Rose". While there is a place for those roses, I like this version much better.  I've seen this frosting style pop up a couple of times recently, and couldn't wait to try it. My new favorite frosting technique fits right in with the Spring / Summer 2011 floral fashion trend.
 1. D&G Spring 2011 Campaign
2. Giuseppe Zanotti Flower Sandal
3. Gap Kids
4. H&M
5. Vera Wang
That was fun, but back to the cake.
Here's what you'll need:

1 Round Cake
1 batch frosting
Gel food color in Rose (optional)
A pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip
1. Start by frosting your cake with a "crumb coat" so the cake is lightly frosted.  An offset spatula is the perfect tool for the job. 
2. Place the 1M tip in the bottom of your pastry bag and trim the bag away from the end of the tip. Fill with frosting. 
3. Start with the sides of the cake. Place the tip of the pastry bag half way up the side and make a spiral from the center outwards, about 2 times around the center point, until your roses fill the side of the cake. Next make the same swirl roses on top of the cake. Fill in any empty spaces with a little extra frosting in a swish. 
Check out i am baker for a more detailed photo tutorial.

Wondering what kind of cake to make? I made a rosé cake and filled the middle with sliced strawberries. If you would like to make a rose rosé cake like I did, try this recipe for champagne cupcakes, but substitute rosé or sparkling rosé. Use two 9 inch cake pans and bake for 20 minutes. Wouldn't this make a beautiful Mother's Day cake or bridal shower cake?

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  1. It's GORGEOUS Marina! I saw a similar one somewhere on the blogosphere the other day, and I thought it would be soooo hard! And PS, I HEART the ruffled cake plate, I have a mini one just like it!!!

  2. Love this! It is so perfect for right now...all the rose bushes in my garden are blooming. I have several varieties that look just like this cake.

  3. Love H&M...well it's a Swedish store! :)

  4. This is so beautiful. I want to make this for my 93 year old mother for Mother's Day. I am so anxious to try it, I may make it to take out on the boat for our Family Easter Brunch. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Omg this puts my skills to shame, I just love it. I need video!

  6. It looks so soft, elegant and beautiful!

  7. how gorgeous the rose cake and the rose fancy shoes & dresses, brilliant job tying in the same color scheme and roses! absolutely beautiful

  8. Hi Yummymummy. We saw you on bloggymoms and had to follow you.

    Check out this cake I made :)

    We liked you on FB too.

  9. I didn't want to forget to thank you for hopping by my blog! You said you thought this cake would be my style and you were right on! Absolutely love it!
    I have a question...When decorating the top of the cake, I'm assuming you start from the outside and work your way in? Is that correct??

  10. Wow, you amaze me! This is such a beautiful cake.

  11. Beautiful cake! Following you back from A Time Out For Mommy!

  12. that cake is perfect!! i don't even know where I would start!! LOVE IT

  13. Beautiful! Janet from the Gardner's Cottage blog sent me your way.

  14. That is so incredibly beautiful.

  15. That looks so gorgeous. I've done something similar before, just using a fork to swirl a rose pattern into an already-frosted cake, but this looks even better. I'll have to try it next time I make a cake.

  16. So feminine and girly, I love it! Love Linda x

  17. Gorgeous! Truly adorable!

  18. I came over from the Gardner's Cottage. Love how this cake looks. So beautiful!

  19. The cake looks so pretty. Its the perfect frosting for a whole lot of occasions!

  20. Love this cake! I bet you saw I am baker's tutorial, since that is the method you used. Can you share the link?

    1. Hi Amber, I actually had already linked to the i am baker tutorial in this post. Perhaps you missed the line, "Check out i am baker for a more detailed photo tutorial." in the post? Sorry, I'm a little confused...


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