My birthday was this past Sunday. I told my boyfriend and my family that I did not want them to get me a cake because I wanted to make myself one!
I had seen this pretty rosette cake from iambaker.net (I love her site!) and have really been wanting to try it out. So, what better time to make a cake than my birthday!
Here is how you make it:
First, make your favorite cake. I made a plain yellow cake. I'm not posting the recipe because I'm working on perfecting it. It isn't quite there yet, but when it is I will post it.
Then frost a crumb coat on your cake.
Now you are going to put the rosettes on your cake. To make these, use the Wilton M1 tip. Start with your tip almost touching the surface and push out some frosting.
Once you have a dot of frosting, continue using pressure and swirl your tip around, putting the frosting slightly on top on itself. Continue swirling around until your rosette has reached the desired size.
I recommend practicing this a few times before you make them directly on your cake.
Once you feel comfortable making the rosettes, make them on your cake. When you have finished making the rosettes, there will be spaces in between them. To fill these spaces, add a line of frosting (with the same tip) following the curve of the nearest rosette.
On the sides I made just one rosette the hight of the cake. You could change it up and make two smaller rosettes on the sides or what ever you think will look nice.
And thats all there is.
This isn't my best work. My frosting wasn't quite firm enough and I was rushing a bit. But I still think it is really pretty.
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