Monday, September 6, 2010

Roses Cake

Update 9/8: I've received several emails asking for a tutorial for these new roses. I'll try to get one done soon. Thanks for your interest and sweet comments, they make my day!

I graduated from the Wilton cake decorating classes a couple of months ago. They then updated the courses and changed a few things. The teacher knew that I didn't like the old roses, so she invited me to one of the new classes to learn the new rose method. This is the result of that class.

I had a friend that unexpectedly came in to town, so I decided to make a carrot cake and have her over for some tea. The carrot cake was a perfect base for the roses I had made in class the night before.

I used homemade cream cheese frosting that I tinted in a pale rose color, even though it looks more like a "salmon" color in these pictures.The cake was very moist and the cream cheese frosting was the perfect accompaniment to it!

I can't wait to make these roses again as they were super fun and I know I'll just get better at making them with more practice. I love that they are more whimsical and less fancy that the ones I initially learned in my first class.

If you look up close you might see a couple of places where the icing isn't pefect. Unfortunately this is the type of thing that happens when you have a 2 year old at home. I decorated the cake and left it on the counter while I went to get my camera. When I came downstairs I found him sitting on the kitchen counter "decorating" it with my spatula. He looked so proud of himself that I started laughing and did my best to fix it although it was near impossible since I didn't have any frosting leftover. Thankfully my friend has kids and completely understood the misperfections.

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Alison said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pati! Roses are so elegant!

Melissa said...

Look at that yummy cake. I love the flowers. I am so scared that I have even tried to make some. Yours turn out great! Thanks for stopping by Tuesday Tell All!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I didn't know that they changed the rose technique when they updated the classes. I like the look of these ones better!

Cath said...

The roses look fabulous - great work!

Jerri said...

What a beautiful cake! The roses look lovely. And I love the soft colors!

I would love for you to come by this week and link up at my Friday Favorites party!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I used to teach wilton classes. I'll have to go check out the new way the make roses. I didn't know they changed it!