Friday, February 7, 2014

How To Make A Rosette Cake -Easy Beginner Tutorial

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Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
I have to preface this by saying, I love to bake. I find myself baking at least once a day without meaning too. Maybe because I'm bored. Maybe because I'm hungry. I often find that there is a fine..if no line at all between boredom and hunger :) One thing I don't make often are cakes. Only if it's a birthday. And even then, I just use the box cake mix, put a tub of frosting on it and call it good. I think I might have once made some fondant, and used that. But it took so long to make that I didn't ever do it again. ...back to my prefacing....So, I love to bake. But I do not decorate cakes. In fact, this is truly the first time I have ever made something like this. Well, I made it twice in a week, so I guess it has been twice now. So, I am a beginner at this and got amazing results :)

The babe's birthday was a few weeks ago and I wanted to have a cute little cake for her 'smash the cake' photo shoot. So, I went to order one, and found out how really expensive a simple rosette cake can cost. $40 for a single layered, 6" diameter cake. That's small folks. And that was just for the cake with boring frosting, I never did go back to see what the quote was for the rosettes on it. I couldn't imagine. Plus, I wanted two. So, over $100 for some cakes...no thank you.

I decided that it couldn't be that hard to make on my own. My husband laughed at me :) So, of course I had to prove him wrong, so I went and bought my supplies.
1M frosting tip
Frosting bags
Boxed cake (yep, sure did. made this easy :))
Buttercream Frosting ingredients (from this recipe...you can use tub frosting too, works great). I had to double this recipe to make sure it covered this cake. This is an 8" single layered cake.
Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
Word of caution...I read from a lot of sources that you can use Ziploc baggies instead of frosting bags. DON'T. This doesn't work well, at all. Save your sanity and purchase the $2 frosting bags. I just used the disposable ones. I think I got 12 of them for under two bucks. Not much of an investment. Maybe my Ziploc bags were cheap, I don't know. It may work for some, but did not work for me.

Also, save your sanity and just buy two tubs of icing if you want to make this the quick way :) I used the tubs of icing on my cupcakes and they turned out beautiful :) If you do the buttercream icing, make sure that it is not too dry. I made that mistake on my first cake, the frosting was a little dry and it was a little harder to get the rosettes out and looking beautiful. You'll be able to tell a little in the upcoming pictures.

Okay. So step 1. Cut the corner off of your frosting bag. Put the tip in the bag and through the hole. I had it go out just far enough so the tip edges were out of the bag. The rest of the tip was still in the bag.
Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner

Step 2. Get your frosting and fill up the bag. Be weary of air pockets; although I realized this caused a disrupt in flow, it really didn't do much to the over design if you just kept on going.

Step 3. Crumb coat your cake. Don't judge mine, I wanted to use the rest of what was left of the tub frosting. I melted it on and rubbed it around. Much easier than trying to use an offset spatula to crumb coat it with the buttercream frosting. (obviously I did this before adding the rosettes :)...even though the picture shows the rosettes already)
Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
Step 4. Find a place to start. I decided to start by the edge of the cake. Place the tip on the cake, squeeze gently, and then do a little spiral 3 or 4 times around. Easy.
Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner

There's your rosette! Now I continued the first rosettes around the cake along the edge.

Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
For the next layer, I found the middle part between two of the rosettes and made another one. I did this around the top and bottom layer of the first layer. Make sense?

Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
As for the holes between the rosettes if you get any big ones, just place a rosette on top it, or squirt some frosting in it if it is small enough.

If you have a hole on the bottom that won't fit a rosette, just squirt a little frosting in there too. You can see that in the below picture, there's just random frosting squirted :) but in the overall scheme of things, you don't really notice.
Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner

Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
When you are done with all the layers and filling all the holes, you are done!

Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
See. Easy. And beautiful.

This saved me soooo much money! I was able to make one for the babes cake smashing session and one for her birthday party.
Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
When everyone showed up to the birthday party, they were amazed by the cake and even more amazed that I made it. No better feeling :)

Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
Here's a picture of the frosting from the tub, using the same technique, on the cupcakes:
Rosette Cake Tutorial -Easy Beginner tutorial from a beginner
I wish I would have just used the tub frosting on the whole cake. This would be so much easier, and probably a little cheaper...and quicker :) ....notes for next time...yes, I know...they are full of preservatives yadda yadda yadda ... :) This buttercream frosting actually tasted really good though!

Also, in case you are in the Utah area next weekend, I'll be hosting a Pinterest Party with Hometalk and Michaels at the Draper Michaels location at 1:00pm! Come one, come all :) I would love to meet you guys! It'll just be a fun time of crafting and goofing off. I'll have more details coming up next week!
If you are interested in joining but not in my area, you can find more parties here.

24 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and makes me want to bake!! I can't tell at all where any frosting was too dry, either! :)

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    1. Oh that's good :) It was super dry lol and a pain in the butt to get looking decent so I'm glad you can't tell.

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  2. Awesome. I have a four layer cake in the fridge that I need to decorate for my daughter's second birthday party tomorrow. I think, instead of frosting, I'm going to make homemade whipped cream and use that. I read the other day that if you whip it a little stiffer, you can pipe it on. I hadn't decided if I was gonna try it or just smear it on. I've done tons of cupcakes with that tip you used, but never a whole cake. I'm goin' for it. I made chocolate bumblebees and butterflies to decorate the top, so I think the "flowers" all over it would be cute with those. Rosette cake, here I come. Thanks for the kick in the pants. :)

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    1. You'll have to tell me how the whipped cream turns out! Will it melt? I hope your cake turns out beautiful, the whole bumblebees and butterflies will look so cute!

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    2. Hey Alicia. I did it! It turned out sooo cute. The whipped cream worked awesome. I'll be posting it next week - with a link to your tutorial. Thanks again!

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  3. You did a great job and I love that birthday photo of your little girl!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I will definitely have to try this!
    and $40 for a tiny cake?! I should have gone into the bakery business. That's insane.

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    1. I know, right?? I couldn't believe it. I was expecting like maybe $20 tops for a little tiny cake. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be that much. I guess I do love to bake...maybe a bakery is in my near future :) lol jk

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  5. Looks so pretty and your daughter looks adorable too. You did a great job! I've used Ziplock freezer bags with a lot of success, but the icing has to be pretty soft in order for the piping tip not to be forced out the snipped hole in the bag. Awesome cake!

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    1. Thank you :) I used the freezer bags too and they just kept ripping open. Drove me nuts :)

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  6. Thanks, Alicia, for such a great tutorial on how to make that beautiful cake...I am pinning it so I don't forget how to do this next time it's my turn to bring a cake to work, etc. I saw your post over at the Palooza Party at I Heart Naptime.

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to find an excuse now to make another cake lol

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  7. OH MY GOSH! I love this! I had given up on frosting cakes, but I am so tempted to try this! It's just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Heather! It is seriously sooo easy. I gave up frosting cakes too. So much so I just started doing cupcakes because they were easier :) But now, I can't wait to frost my next cake with these!

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  8. Amanda is one creative cake decorator isn't she?! She makes it look so easy with her video and directions how to make her original rose cake http://iambaker.net/rose-cake-tutorial/ her book comes out next month!

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  9. Simply, chic and excellent

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  10. I know this was over a year ago but do you happen to remember which pink you used? I love the softness of this pink and that it isn't too pinky.

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  11. I tried this tonight a little for a test run and my icing from the tub was a little soft. Maybe I left it out too long? Will see tomorrow how works for the cake. I might have to put into the fridge for a little. I wonder if that will work? Thanks, Kerri

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  12. Awesome, you make it beautiful like an artist. I will surely try your tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing this post!

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  13. It looks so delicious, I will try your recipe to make it for my kids. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  14. I cannot thank you enough for the blog . Really thank you! Really Cool.

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  15. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

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  16. Great article.Glad to find your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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