Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rosette Cake

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.

Linking up here:


  1. What a lovely cake! Thanks for sharing how this is made :)
    I hope you could share this at link party I have every Friday called Passion Parade Friday Link Soiree :)


  2. Thanks for linking up this week! This cake is beautiful!

  3. Boy, are you patient and talented! This cake is lovely!

  4. That is beautiful what a wonderful gift for yourself so glad u shared this very very pretty
    Happy Birthday
    oh I came from a linky party forget which one

  5. Absolutely Beautiful. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  6. WOW!!! That is such a beautiful cake! I am impressed!! Happy Birthday! :)

  7. Oh my gosh that cake is exquisite, I adore roses, I paint huge canvases of roses and peonies and it was your image that attracted me on the link party at Petites Passion. I simply have to try and make this.

    I actually have the most beautiful book giveaway on my blog at the moment, it is called "Cake Star" and is by the amazing Australian baker Jade Lipton. You should hop over and try for it as I know you will love the book, it has beautiful photography, step by step instructions and templates.

    Lee ☺

  8. You did such an amazing job ... I absolutely love it!

  9. This cake looks amazing! Well done!

  10. You did such a great job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  11. I just found you through Judy DIY's party. You did an amazing job and I absolutely LOVE it. I am your newest follower-you are a sweetie! xo Diana

  12. It turned out so pretty! I've seen them and just been to intimidated to try it. It looks so yummy but almost too pretty to cute.

    Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  13. I love this cake! My birthday is in July too so you can make me one if you want :) I love it! I need to pull out my piping bag and get practicing :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything