Monday, January 7, 2013

Rosette Ombre Cake

My first attempt, made for my beautiful Mommy last year, for Mother's Day

Nothing says "I love you" quite like cake does. :) Trust me, I should know.  Every cake I make is basically my love poured out.  Ok, well maybe not EVERY cake, but just about.  ::I'm sure Erika is scoffing or gagging somewhere as she reads this::

I'll spare you the rosette tutorial, because it's been done a thousand and one times.  In fact, I'll leave it to the pros.  You're welcomed.





All I will tell you is that you will need the 1M Wilton decorating tip, and that you start in the center as if making a star and circle around it.  Oh and mark your crumb coat with something so you have straight rows of rosettes, otherwise you end up with a very funny-looking cake.  I have taken to using a piece of baker's twine or a toothpick. You live and you learn.  Also, fill in the bottom with stars or a ruffle so you don't have a funny gap. ::sigh::

Though it looks lopsided, it wasn't, I just sucked at taking photos.



As for making it "ombre",  just make your batch of buttercream, and start with only a few drops of food coloring.  After every row or so of rosettes, add another couple drops.

A better attempt, this one for a friend.

Most importantly, make the cake extra delicious, so no one will take notice of any imperfect rosettes.  :)

Buttery Yellow Cake with one filling layer of chocolate raspberry ganache, and a second filling layer of whipped fresh cream with homemade raspberry preserves.


Don't worry, practice makes perfect, after all.  I can now pipe a rosette with my eyes closed.  In fact, it's my favorite way to frost a cupcake!

Cupcakes for my partner in crime, Erika :)

So since Valentine's day is RIGHT around the corner, get to practicing and surprise your sweetheart with some rosette love!

***UPDATE*** I was asked what type of food coloring I use (since I am all natural/GF/organic) and the answer is India Tree Natural Decorating colors.  They are made with vegetable/fruit juices, so the red is made with beet juice. As you can see, it still provides good color! :) 

xoxo,


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22 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much!! :) Wish I could see who you were to properly thank you!

      xoxo
      Evey

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  2. Evey ~ this is the prettiest cake I have ever seen ~ almost too pretty to eat!

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    1. aw thank you Mary Beth! ;) I can guarantee it got eaten! haha

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  3. I really like the "lopsided" cake. I think the colors are really nice and the rosettes look like a bunch of silk flowers. Not every one of them is perfectly shaped, but neither are real roses. It looked beautiful. I filling in the layers sounds delish! I wish I had patience to make something like this.

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    1. haha thanks! ;) It wasn't lopsided in real life! I was so bad at taking pictures back then! LOL! I've hopefully gotten better since then! <3 It was a hit, though! As for the patience, it's more of a passion! ;)

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  4. Pretty Evey! I want some cuppy cakes!!

    XO

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    1. awwww! I wish you lived right around the corner because I tots would make you some! xoxoxo

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  5. Such a gorgeous cake. I love the rosettes. I am inspired!
    I found you via Blogtalk. Your newest follower, Linda

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  6. Looks amazing!!! You are so talented. Pinning a beautiful pic of your fabulousness now!

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    1. Aw Cynthia! You make me smile so often I feel I should be paying you for it! hehe <3 Thank you so muuuch! xoxo
      <3

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  7. Seriously, this cake is amazing!!!!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I especially love the chocolate butterflies!

    Jenn

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    1. aw Thank you!!! :) You always bring a huge smile to my face Jenn! xoxox

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  9. Really cool technique and kudos to you for mastering rosettes!

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  10. Featuring your beautiful cake on the All Star Block Party!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2013/01/all-star-block-party-32.html

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  11. This is just beautiful! I love roses! I can't wait to try this myself.

    Pinned it for further reference.

    Thanks,
    Melissa
    redflycreations(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much! hoping over to your blog now to check YOU out! :)

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