|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! :)
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